Heat Seal Coating | Michem Flex HS-100

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Single Coat, Primerless Heat Seal Solution from Michelman Allows Converters to Produce Heat Sealable Films In-House

CINCINNATI, OH (March 12, 2009) – Michem® Flex HS-100 is a self-priming heat seal coating that can be applied directly to a wide variety of stock and untreated films using only corona, plasma or flame pre-treatment. A converter with a single coating station and a supply of Michem Flex HS-100 can produce heat sealable films according to “just-in-time” needs.

One of Michelman’s “Converter Ready Solutions”, Michem Flex HS-100 features a very low seal initiation temperature (SIT) and a broad heat seal temperature range with high hot tack throughout the range. Low SIT allows faster packaging speeds and lower energy consumption, while a broad temperature range is more forgiving of fluctuations in jaw temperature and pressure.

Michem Flex has the ability to seal to itself from a low temperature of 60º C all the way to above the melting point of polypropylene. This allows it to be used with a wider variety of substrates with low or high melting points.

Requiring just 1-2 dry microns of coating, Michem Flex HS-100 dries quickly, and keeps material costs low. It has been tested on a wide variety of films including BOPP, BOPET, BOPA, Cellulose, and PLA and offers excellent adhesion without the need for a separate primer coating. It produces a clear and transparent finish, and is food contact compliant.

To learn more come hear our presentation at TAPPI PLACE – Europe.

About Michelman
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.