Inline & offline digital printing primers certified for use with HP Indigo presses.
Water-based overprint coatings increase durability and enhance the look & feel of inkjet-printed materials.
High-performance primers for inkjet that improve print quality & ink adhesion on film & paper.
Advanced materials designed to enhance the performance and processing of agricultural products.
Recyclable water-based coatings that confer high barrier to paper-based packaging and wraps.
Enhancing composite performance through optimized fiber-polymer interface adhesion
Sizing solutions designed for use in the manufacturing of glass fiber, carbon fiber and natural fiber.
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CINCINNATI, OH (February 25, 2015) – Softak® is an innovative water-based coating that increases the coefficient of friction (COF), or slide angle, of paper, corrugated and linerboard. It can prevent slippage of products and packaging that are used in transit for shipping or storage containers, and reduce costs associated with breakage or material handling accidents. Softak is also used when a tactile or suede-like feel is desired in addition to COF control. This sensory benefit is ideal for more exclusive and creative packaging applications.
Softak is used in numerous applications where slippage is a concern. Applications include tier sheets to optimize palletized load containment and minimize stretch wrap usage, decorative and furniture packaging, wine and beer boxes, jewelry and perfume packaging, and temporary floor coverings.
Softak is gluable with a wide range of hot melt and cold set adhesives. It is print receptive, recyclable and repulpable in both acid and alkaline systems. Softak can be applied with conventional coating equipment such as blade, roll and rod coaters and is typically offline to create pre-coated roll stock.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia; product development and technical service centers in several major global markets; and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.