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.
News (Thursday, 29 April 2021)
Michelman further invests in its Printing & Packaging business segment by adding two new associates to better anticipate and serve its custo…
News (Thursday, 11 March 2021)
In its continuing effort to enable more sustainable packaging solutions for the Circular Economy, Michelman has expanded its network by join…
News (Wednesday, 10 March 2021)
Oliver Kalmes, Michelman's Territory Manager for Printing & Packaging, EMEA, recently published an article that explains polymer coatings' a…
Our corporate values are a testimony of our highest priorities as individuals and as a company.
We view science as a force for positive change and central to our purpose of Innovating a Sustainable Future.
We are proud members of the following industry trade associations and organizations.
Michelman is a global company with offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Located all over the world, Michelman distribution partners have the expertise to help you win.
CINCINNATI, OH (September 1, 2020) – Michelman’s HydraBan® is a brand of water-based coatings designed for use on paper and paperboard. It provides water repellency, excellent gluability, and printability, and is available for food contact applications. HydraBan® also offers two properties critical to designers and converters of packaging for perishables and building products–water-resistance and release–without sacrificing recyclability.
HydraBan® is repulpable and PFAS-free. It helps meet light-weighting initiatives as an alternative to wax, PE extrusion coating, and film lamination techniques. Additionally, it offers improved water barrier properties for perishable and frozen foods like seafood, fruits, and ice cream to converters of paper plates, cups, and food packaging. HydraBan® penetrates the paper, giving a wax impregnated look to the finished sheet without sacrificing recyclability.
A recent and essential non-food application of HydraBan® is for corrugate-based beds intended for use by hospitals and COVID-19 quarantine centers. Because of its water-resistant properties, HydraBan® was used to enhance the performance of lightweight beds created by Indian-based Aryan Paper Group, who has taken an active role in India’s COVID-19 response. The beds can be used as emergency hospital beds or to house workers at manufacturing sites.
According to Param Gandhi, Business Development Director for Aryan Paper Group, “COVID-19 has created an urgent need for beds to house those who are quarantined or under treatment. Also, as manufacturing sites crawl back to operations, there is a demand for housing the workers on site. We designed these beds, knowing that the inclusion of HydraBan® makes them water-resistant to withstand mopping and disinfecting for repeated use.”
The beds, 100% recyclable and incredibly lightweight, are easily lifted by a single person, but still very strong and durable, and able to support over 200 kg. The 6.5 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft beds ship flat and assemble in minutes without any tools, screws, or glue.
Adds Shailesh Nema, Michelman India’s Vice President & Managing Director, “Michelman has been opening new markets for paper packaging ever since creating its first repulpable water-based coating decades ago. Paperboard treated with Michelman water-based coatings provides good barrier properties and is often the best combination for environmentally friendly packaging or other innovative structures such as these beds. We salute Aryan Paper Group for their innovation and quick response to this pandemic sweeping across the globe.”