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
Water-based sizing solutions designed to optimize interfacial adhesion in composites using carbon fiber.
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HP-certified DigiPrime® primers promote excellent adhesion to paper and film media and DigiGuard® strengtheners enhance OPV performance.
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Unyte® helps achieve advanced form and function in woven and nonwoven materials for technical textiles and pre-preg fabrics.
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DigiGuard® Plus strengtheners provide high-performance labels with mechanical durability with increased abrasion, scratch, chemical, water, and thermal resistance.
DigiPrime® Icon primers are designed for converters who prepare substrates off-line, providing better runnability and cleanability, lower odor, and superior adhesion. These press-ready, water-based primers are designed for flexographic or gravure applications and optimize most film and paper substrates. They are very stable in liquid form. Coated substrates have a shelf life of 12 months or more, and will not yellow or show degradation of print quality or adhesion.
Paper treatments that offer water repellency with excellent gluability and printability.
Hydrolube® fiber lubricants are used to protect glass fiber and other reinforcing fibers during forming, processing and post-processing. Other attribute enhancing properties vary among the product line.
Water-based coatings that are selected primarily for grease and oil resistance.
Environmentally friendly solutions for oriented film, foil, and paper substrates
Michem® Guard waterborne dispersions add optimum slip, abrasion, mar, and block resistance. Some provide a matting effect to interior architectural paints.
Low-VOC products that set the water resistance standard for waterborne deck stains and sealants.
Environmentally friendly emulsions and natural oil blends which provide water resistance and good water beading to wood and concrete coatings.
Waterborne polymer dispersions and emulsions specifically developed for use in metal coatings.
Waterborne polymer dispersions and emulsions specifically developed for use as lubricants in metal coatings.
Unyte® is a versatile family of water-based technologies that help achieve advanced form and function in both woven and nonwoven materials used in the design of technical textiles and pre-preg fabrics. These solutions enhance textile products' performance by improving adhesion, binding, processability, and chemical & heat resistance.
ACqua™ aqueous-based dispersions offer environmentally-friendly metal protection resisting acids, solvents, and corrosion.
CleanGrip® is a sprayable water-based coating applied by bag manufacturers and corrugators to reduce the skid of paper packaging. Made of high-performance silica, it eliminates the build-up and clogging associated with alumina nonskids.
The Coating X300™ line combines two properties critical to packers of perishables and building products: water resistance and release. It's nonabrasive, repulpable, and hot-melt gluable.
DigiGuard® water-based overprint varnishes protect and enhance the appearance of printed materials. Various grades are available for commercial print jobs; form, fill and seal packaging; and food contact applications.
FGLASS™ is a versatile family of fiber sizings and film formers used in the manufacturing of both glass fiber and carbon fiber. It is suitable for both chopped strand and continuous fiber applications.
GlossCoat™ postprint OPVs reduce the porosity of corrugated and solid fiber while adding luster. They protect printing and improve sheet feeder/case erector performance.
Licomer® is a family of water-based polymer dispersions and wax emulsions for the manufacture of dry-bright emulsions intended for floor polish, automotive polish, shoe polish and leather polish applications.
Fully formulated coatings for Kraft liner or folding carton stock that provide both barrier and release performance for bake-in applications such as frozen or prepared foods for bake-in applications.
Michem® Dispersion brand of wax dispersions offers both water-based and solventborne grades. They are used for mobility during can & coil production, imparting water resistance in exterior wood stains and buffability, durability, gloss, and flow in floor polishes.
Michem® Dispersion Urethanes are water-based polyurethane dispersions that can enhance toughness, scratch resistance, water resistance and flexibility of coatings. Michem Dispersion Urethanes are useful for industrial wood, concrete, and metal substrates.
Michem® Emulsion is a versatile family of products that adds value to a wide range of markets. These markets include paint & coatings, fiberglass, inks & OPVs, floor care, wood finishes, automotive care products, building products, carpets, die lubricants, textiles and urethane foam.
Primers explicitly designed for use on HP Indigo equipment with an in-line priming applicator to impart a print-receptive surface to most substrates, and improve the ink transfer and adhesion of HP Indigo ElectroInk.
Michem® Lube is a versatile family of nanoscale wax emulsions, which are mostly carnauba and paraffin-based, used to improve processing and performance in many industries, as well as provide a wide array of surface properties.
Michem® Prime functionalized copolymer dispersions deliver the flexibility, water and chemical resistance, and barrier properties of polyethylene in a water-based form. Property enhancements include excellent clarity, adhesion, lower heat seal temperature, durability, and crosslinkability.
Micryl™ waterbased coatings offer water and grease resistance with exceptional flexo runnability. They are applied over ink as protective, rub-resistant finishes, and also used as low-cost, heat-resistant overprints for porous substrates.
Abrasion-resistant Nomar® coatings eliminate the common abrasion that occurs between the inside of the shipping container and the packaged item.
Single-component Release Coat® keeps hot rubber and asphalt from sticking to corrugated containers without the use of a costly plastic bag. It is easy to use, requires no mixing, is corrugator-applied and repulpable.
RustBan® is a Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) treatment for corrugated boxes and other types of primary packaging. It can eliminate the material and handling costs associated with placing corrosible products into secondary VCI-treated bags or wrappings.
Primers for HP Indigo that render ink compatible to paper and other substrates.
Softak® is an easy-to-apply water-based, functional coating for applications that require a high COF or high slide angle. By preventing slippage, it enhances the transport efficiency of palletized loads, boxes and furniture.
ThermaGloss® overprint varnishes (OPVs) impart excellent gloss to preprinted linerboard. Coated linerboard passes through the corrugator without picking, softening or smearing. Superior heat resistance eliminates the need for hotplate temperature reduction.