Michem Flex Primer for Conventional Printing Inks

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Versatile New Primer from Michelman Works with Multiple Inks in Flexo, Gravure and Screen Printing Applications

CINCINNATI, OH (September 8, 2016) – Exhibiting in booth #5737 at Labelexpo Americas 2016, Michelman will introduce Michem® Flex R1927, a versatile new primer which is suitable for use with a broad range of conventional inks including UV, water-based and solvent-based. It can be used on BOPP film, BOPET film, PVC film, aluminum foil, and paper substrates, and is the ideal all-purpose primer for flexographic, gravure and screen printers.

Because Michem Flex R1927 is effective with most conventional inks, it reduces primer inventory costs, as well as the labor required to swap out primers. It is optically clear and is easy to apply to the substrate. Test results show excellent rub and water resistance, and outstanding ink adhesion of cyan, magenta, yellow and black.    

Michem Flex R1927 is part of a family of water-based Michem Flex primers formulated specifically for printing and packaging applications. Michelman will feature Michem Flex R1927 and other industry leading solutions at Labelexpo Americas 2016, which is being held September 13-15, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

About Michelman

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 additives and polymeric binders 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, 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.