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.
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Recyclable water-based coatings that confer high barrier to paper-based packaging and wraps.
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CINCINNATI, OH (September 22, 2015) – Michelman’s new Michem® Flex R1930 is an innovative water-based primer that is used as a topcoat in label and packaging printing applications. It improves the adhesion of a wide variety of inks including UV cured inks to printed labels and flexible packaging substrates. Because it is also very chemical resistant, it is an ideal solution for film converters or printers who produce packaging and labels for use in harsh environments. Typical applications include labels for shampoo bottles, liquid detergents and cleaning chemicals.
Michem Flex R1930 is suitable for many printable flexible packaging substrate or label requiring UV curing, and is easily applied using gravure, flexo and other coating methods. The primer is effective at a low coat weight – just 0.5 gsm dry, and dries clear.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface modifiers, additives and polymers are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its 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.