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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NatureShield® surface modifiers enhance abrasion & scratch resistance.
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NatureShield® is Michelman’s line of environmentally-friendly emulsions, dispersions, and natural oil blends designed to improve the weatherability of exterior surface coatings by providing water resistance and good water bead to wood and concrete. These products also enhance the natural pattern of wood, and are an effective additive for improving the durability and aesthetics of stone-based substrates.
All products in the NatureShield® family contain at least 10% naturally-derived content. Those with 50% or greater are designated as bio-based; those with 10-49% are designated as bio-containing.
Bio-based surface modifiers demonstrate comparable or enhanced abrasion resistance, improved scratch resistance, and superior matting when used as an alternative to synthetic surface modifiers in high-quality coatings.
NatureShield® products were evaluated with a series of acrylic, acrylic PUD, acrylic hybrid PUD, and PUD binders in clear coat systems for Taber abrasion (CS17/1000g/1000 U), fingernail scratch resistance, and matting/gloss. The binders used were selected based on their intended application usage. Emulsions were incorporated at 1.75% of solids, and dispersions were incorporated at 2.5% of solids. The data presented is intended as a guide to indicate performance. Final properties will vary by resin and final formulation.
NatureShield® surface modifiers allow formulators to develop coatings with an increased amount of bio-sourced materials without jeopardizing the quality of their coatings. Our technology comprises significant levels of sustainable materials providing performance properties that meet or exceed the standard set by synthetic products in the marketplace.