Thursday, 24 January 2008

Michem Guard Surface Modifiers are Ideal for Matting of Aqueous Coatings and Varnishes

CINCINNATI, OH (January 23, 2008) –Michem® Guard 349 and Michem® Guard 350 from Michelman are two of the company’s wax dispersions that are ideal for imparting a matting effect to most aqueous coatings and varnishes. They also enhance other properties such as abrasion resistance and water repellency, scratch, mar, abrasion and slip resistance.

Characterized by large particle size, Michem Guard 349 is a nonionic polyethylene, while Michem Guard 350 is a nonionic Fischer-Tropsch wax dispersion. Both are solvent-free and are designed to highlight the positive properties of large particle sized wax and minimize unnecessary interaction from dispersing agents.

Typical application areas include wood coatings, particularly furniture and parquet lacquers, decorative and industrial coatings.

About Michelman
Michelman is a global manufacturer of performance-enhancing barrier, functional, and decorative coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated boxes; and additives and modifiers for many industries including coatings, inks, composites, and construction products.

Michelman Global Headquarters
9080 Shell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
1-800-333-1723 (US & Canada); (513) 793-7766 (Worldwide)
(513) 793-2504 (Fax)

Michelman will be exhibiting at the following trade shows:
Asia Coat & Ink Show – Mumbai, India (February 8 – 10, 2008) Booth I-6
2008 Dscoop Annual Conference – San Diego, CA (February 21 – 23, 2008) Booth #702
SuperCorrExpo 2008 – Atlanta, GA (September 22 – 26, 2008) Booth #1817