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Michelman

9080 Shell Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45236, USA

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Materials & Material Processing

Ecrothan® 2020 Dispersion is resistant to chemical, abrasion and scratch.

April 1, 2017

Used as binder in industrial wood coating and building paint formulations, Ecrothan® 2020 Dispersion is a rapid-drying, rapid anti-block and non-yellowing solution. Providing enhanced gloss, transparency, color depth and wood grain qualities, product is made of acrylic-polyurethane.

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Paints & Coatings

OTR and WVTR Barrier Coatings are designed for AlOx films.

October 17, 2016

Michem® Flex B5770 and B5780 are barrier coatings designed as topcoats for AlOx transparent films. Industrial scale and laboratory testing conducted on BOBST K5000 vacuum metallizers and offline coaters showed reductions in OTR and WVTR. Also, Michem Flex B5770 showed no loss of barrier after 20 Gelbo flexes during testing, and Michem Flex B5780 showed slightly reduced levels. Michem... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Dispersion is designed for automotive applications.

September 27, 2016

Designed as fiber sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications, Hydrosize® Link is available in 2 grades and designed to react with PA6 and PA6.6 resin matrices. Hydrosize Link U470 is suited for use with chopped strand fiber, and Hydrosize Link U480 is intended for chopped strand and continuous fiber. Both grades deliver optimized composite performance even... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Overprint Varnishes feature energy curable design.

September 12, 2016

Tested and certified by RIT’s HP Indigo Over Print Varnish Performance Program, DigiGuard® Overprint Varnishes are designed for narrow web label and folding carton printing applications. Products complement DigiPrime® primers for use with HP Indigo presses. Primers and OPVs work in tandem to optimize and protect appearance of printed materials. Read More

Paints & Coatings

All-Purpose Primer works with multiple ink, film, and paper types.

September 12, 2016

Suitable for use with conventional inks, including UV, water-based, and solvent-based, Michem® Flex R1927 can be used on BOPP film, BOPET film, PVC film, aluminum foil, and paper substrates. This all-purpose primer, suited for flexographic, gravure, and screen printers, is optically clear and formulated for facilitated application to substrate. Along with rub and water resistance,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Fiber Sizings are suited for automotive applications.

September 6, 2016

Differing in reactivity level, Hydrosize® Link U470 and U480 fiber sizings are polyurethane dispersions designed for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. These dispersions react directly with matrix resin to deliver optimized composite performance under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and high temperatures. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Epoxy Dispersion serves as sizing for fiber reinforcements.

June 20, 2016

In addition to PBT and thermoset composite manufacturing applications, Hydrosize EP876 Epoxy-Based Fiber Sizing can be used as binder in nonwoven applications. Water-based, formaldehyde-free dispersion is environmentally friendly and eliminates use of flammable solvents. Suitable for use with glass, carbon, and natural fibers, Hydrosize EP876 produces optimized strand integrity and chopping... Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersion suits wood floor coatings.

May 10, 2016

Combining optical transparency, optimized gloss, and resistance to abrasion, water, UV, and chemicals, Ecrothan® 4075 is suitable for both clear and pigmented coatings for use on wood flooring, wooden furniture, and cabinets. Waterborne, solvent-free product can be mixed with acrylic emulsions, and with MFFT of 32°F, is suited for very low VOC formulations. Dispersion can be used for both... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Waterborne Binder adheres to steel and metallic surfaces.

April 13, 2016

Designed for use in intumescent coatings that protect structural and architectural steel, ProHere™ V 30290 exhibits optimized compact and stable foaming properties. Polymeric binder minimizes demand for coalescing agent in formulation, resulting in lower VOC coating. Product can be formulated into coatings that meet fire resistance classifications of up to 90 minutes. With long open time and... Read More

Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Polyimide Binder enhances heat resistance of metal coatings.

February 19, 2016

VOC-free formulation of ProHere™ I 13002 allows metal coatings to withstand extended exposure to temperatures up to 370°C. In addition to high temperature resistance, solution exhibits optimized adhesion, chemical resistance, and mechanical strength properties. ProHere dispersions and emulsions come in grades that include polymer resins which serve as organic binders in coating... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Release Agent helps optimize board quality.

December 28, 2015

Applied directly to press platen via spray, roll, or wipe prior to processing, Michem® Release Agent 9004 imparts low COF coating, sealing surface of platen and producing clean surface which minimizes frequency between cleanings. Product also provides smooth board surface over time, requiring less sanding. Release Agent 9004 is suited for use on laminated strand board, oriented strand... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Water-Based Primer improves ink adhesion in printing applications.

September 24, 2015

Used as topcoat in label and packaging printing applications, Michem Flex R1930 improves adhesion of inks, including UV-cured inks, to printed labels and flexible packaging substrates. Chemical-resistant product, also suited for film converters or printers who produce packaging and labels for use in harsh environments, can be applied using gravure, flexo, and other coating methods. Effective at... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Water-Based Primer is suited for IML applications.

September 21, 2015

Approved for use on Xeikon digital presses, 100% aqueous DigiPrime 4453 promotes rub resistance and ink adhesion to IML films. This flexo- and gravure-ready primer, Xeikon-approved for use with its dry toners, will not yellow or lose print receptivity over time, is effective for in-mold label printing, and is suitable for food contact. Other applications include digitally printed labels and... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Mold Release Agents target metal and ceramic parts.

September 17, 2015

When applied to mold or forming surface, Michem® Release Agents 4002 and 4003 provide easy release of manufactured part with defect-free performance. Water-based solutions, suitable for both manual and automated environments, will not interfere with bonding of composite to metal back plate. Michem Release Agent 4002 is intended for small applications such as automobile brake shoes, pads,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Wax Emulsion Additive controls slip on flexible packaging.

June 18, 2015

Designed to control coefficient of friction of flexible packaging coatings, Michem® Lube 160RPH does not compromise bond strength, heat seal, barrier, or printability properties. Water-based additive is compatible across 1–12 pH spectrum, making it suited for low temperature heat seal coatings as well as common acrylic and PVdC types. APEO and formaldehyde-free, product is compliant... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Heat Seal Coating suits flexible food packaging applications.

May 14, 2015

Based on high molecular weight polyolefin, Michem Flex HS268 produces strong bonds in heat seal applications. Water-based, VOC-free coating has low heat seal initiation temperature, offers optimized blocking resistance, and can be further formulated with slip additives to achieve low coefficient of friction without losing bond strength. In addition to paper, metal foil, or metallized surfaces,... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Digital Press Primer is optimized for flexible packaging printing.

April 20, 2015

Effective for flexible packaging printing applications, water-based DigiPrime® 680 is formulated for use with HP Indigo WS6X00 digital presses. This primer improves ink receptivity on films as well as printing performance on shrink sleeves, and lamination bond strength promotes durability. Existing WS6X00 presses will require upgrade kit from HP to run DigiPrime 680. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Fiber Sizings are suited for use in automotive resin composites.

January 29, 2015

Water-based polyurethane dispersion Hydrosize® U2-04 is compatible with polyamide resins, while water-based polyamide dispersion Hydrosize PA846 is stable and offers optimized thermal resistance. FGLASS™ X91 EMA dispersion film former complies with Commission Regulation (EU) n°10/2011 repealing directive 2002/72/EC, and water-based, blocked isocyanate Hydrosize U9-01 enhances reactivity... Read More

Paints & Coatings

PIM-Compliant Overprint Varnish protects flexible packaging print.

September 8, 2014

DigiGuard Gloss 310 protects and enhances appearance of HP Indigo Electroinks® applied on HP Indigo digital presses used in form, fill, and seal packaging applications. Protective overprint varnish meets European Plastic Implementing Measure (PIM) for food contact and exhibits slip properties that facilitate coated web feed. Resistant to heat from heat sealing operation, product can be... Read More

Paints & Coatings

Water Resistant Coating withstands elements.

July 29, 2014

By imparting water repellency, HydraBan® 430 helps maintain structural integrity of paper and corrugated shipping boxes while they are in service or in transit. This, in turn, helps protect container contents. FDA-compliant, water-based coating, effective for applications where exposure to environmental conditions – cold, heat, humidity, moisture – is unavoidable, is... Read More

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