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Michelman UV overprint varnish strengtheners allow HP Indigo digitally-printed labels to endure harsh environments during packing and transport.
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CINCINNATI, OH (September 9, 2015) – Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, has introduced two new mold release agents formulated specifically for trouble-free release of both metal and ceramic molded parts. Michem® Release Agent 4002 and Michem Release Agent 4003 are water-based solutions that are environmentally and user-friendly. When applied to a mold or forming surface, they provide easy release of the manufactured part with defect free performance.
The two new formulations are ideal for manufacturers of molded friction composite parts and can be used in both manual and automated application environments. They are designed to improve surface quality of the molded part; extend the life of the tool, die and mold; and can reduce scrap and defect rates.
Michem Release Agents will not interfere with bonding of the composite to the metal back plate.
Michem Release Agent 4002 is ideal for small applications such as automobile brake shoes, pads and disks, while Michem Release Agent 4003 is more suitable for larger, heavy duty brake component manufacturing.
Michelman’s family of Michem Release Agents are proprietary, specialty formulated products used to prevent a processed material from adhering to a substrate surface. Solutions are available for a variety of applications and are applied to the mold or forming surface. They enhance manufacturing and operational productivity, improve product quality, extend equipment and component life, and reduce defect rates.
Michelman offers solutions for the industrial manufacturing, coatings, and printing & packaging markets. The company’s release agents, surface modifiers, additives and polymers are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including metal and industrial coatings, composites, wood and floor care products, paints, varnishes, inks, and fibers. 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.