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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Recent executive appointments provide leadership continuity and position the company for long-term financial and operational success.
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Global price increase announced for DigiPrime® off-line primers as of January 1, 2022 due to increases in raw material, transportation, and…
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Our Unyte® brand of water-based technologies helps achieve advanced form and function in materials used in the design of technical textiles…
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For paper, recycling has a higher priority over composting in the Sustainability Pyramid and the Circular Economy because it allows paper‘s valuable fibers to be reclaimed for reuse. However, plastic film—like polyester (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PET), or others—when laminated to paper, creates many recycling issues for paper mills. Film decreases the capacity of a paper mill‘s pulper because it takes more time for the paper to repulp due to the plastic film protecting the fibers from water during the recycling process.
Polymer coatings are now being used on paper to replace plastic film, providing functionality and improving recyclability with easier processing, less plastic waste, and less contamination. Oliver Kalmes, Michelman‘s Territory Manager for Printing & Packaging, EMEA, recently published an article that further explains polymer coatings‘ advantages and what happens to them in a paper mill.