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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 of interface between fiber and resin. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, 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 applied via flexo, gravure, or roll coater or on separate varnishing/finishing station. 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 repulpable, printable, and gluable. It can be run with or without dilution and applied off-line, in-line, or via flexo. Read More

Paints & Coatings

Digital Press Primer improves Xeikon print quality.

May 30, 2014

Formulated for use on Xeikon digital presses, DigiPrime® 4453 water-based, water-resistant primer promotes adhesion of Xeikon electrophotographic toners to diverse paper and film substrates. This 100% aqueous product, designed to improve ink receptivity, rub resistance, and image quality on printed materials, is approved for direct and indirect food contact in Europe and USA and does not yellow or lose its print receptivity over time. Read More

Paints & Coatings

Abrasion Resistant Coating protects packaged goods.

May 7, 2014

Formulated with advanced polymer technology, Nomar 73 is applied to paper and corrugated to protect packaged goods from abrasions that can occur while in transit. Product can be applied offline or inline on corrugator, is hot-melt and cold-set gluable, and is repulpable. Coating meets FDA regulations for dry food contact, and for aqueous and fatty food contact with food type IV-A, V, and VII under conditions of use E-G, and with food types VIII and IX without conditions of use restrictions. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Polymer Binders have environmentally friendly formulations.

April 11, 2014

Ecronova solutions are available for low-emission systems, interiors, primers, and low-filled systems. As solvent-free polyurethane/polyacrylic hybrid system, Ecrothan™ 2012 provides abrasion/chemical resistance and accelerates hardness development. Latter produces water resistance in floor coatings, parquet lacquers, and industrial coatings. Ecrylic™ KS 447 APEO-free styrene/acrylic emulsion produces corrosion protection in primer formulations and exhibits adhesion on various steel substrates. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Mold Release Agent helps process pMDI particle board.

April 7, 2014

Producing low COF interaction, Michem Wood Release 2137 allows wood to release cleanly from press platen while producing lighter colored board with little to no buildup. Product is dilutable with water and is applied by spraying over fiber mat. Michem Wood Release 2137 also provides memory, but resists transfer from wood fiber to process, virtually eliminating process slip issues while optimizing productivity. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Mold Release Agent works with pMDI-based composite wood panels.

January 6, 2014

Used in production of pMDI-based oriented strand board and linear strand lumber, Michem® Wood Release 1117A resists transfer from wood fiber to process, eliminating process slip issues. Degree of COF interaction allows wood to release cleanly from press plate, which also results in production of lighter colored board with reduced buildup. Designed for minimal nasal irritation and dilutable with water, product can be applied by spraying over fiber mat, board caul, or press plate. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Fiber Sizing is food contact compliant.

October 23, 2013

Water-based urethane based film former, Hydrosize® U5-02, is designed primarily for polyamide and PPS fiber reinforcement applications. Featuring hydrolytic and thermal stability, this product is solvent, APE- and HAP-free, and food contact-compliant. Uses include sizing fiber to be used in composites destined for appliances and kitchen items where food contact compliance is required, such as coffee machines, plastic dishes, and food processors. Read More

Paints & Coatings

Water-Repellent Coating suits paper, corrugated converters.

July 30, 2013

With or without dilution, HydraBan 420 is FDA-compliant for direct food contact and formulated to minimize or eliminate foaming and separation issues. Repulpable and recyclable solution, enhanced for water beading and printability, is cold set gluable with most adhesives. It can be applied in-line on corrugator from wet or dry end, with rod or blade coater, or offline. Also, coating can be applied by flexo. Read More

Paints & Coatings

Inline Primer improves print quality on synthetic substrates.

September 24, 2012

Formulated for use on synthetic substrates printed on HP Indigo WS6000 and WS6600 digital presses, Michem In-Line Primer (ILP) 040 is HP-recommended and produces print receptive surface that improves ink transfer and adhesion of HP Indigo Electroinks. Both WS6000 and WS6600 both offer inline priming station that lets users prime and print substrates in one pass. Unit applies appropriate amount of ILP 040 primer, optimizing ink adhesion and press performance for max printed output quality. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Materials & Material Processing

Wood Coating produces optimal water beading.

May 18, 2012

Typically used for outdoor wood deck and fence applications, Michem Wood Coating 75 penetrates wood surfaces and produces optimal water beading and anti-swell properties. Water-based additive dries completely clear, contains less than 100 g/L of VOCs, and can be diluted down to 10% solids while maintaining effectiveness. Because it protects against water damage, product helps control cracking, splintering, color fading, dirt pickup, and mold/mildew growth. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyamide Dispersion is solvent- and APE-free.

May 7, 2012

Michem® Emulsion D310, a multi-purpose aqueous dispersion of high-melt polyamide, is suitable for paint and coating manufacturers working on surface modification formulas for applications on nylon, rubber, metal, leather, and plastic substrates. Low coefficient of friction, low VOC nylon dispersion features small particle size, and provides optimum abrasion resistance as well as good film forming and heat sealing properties. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Green & Clean

Extrusion Coating Primer promotes adhesion for packaging uses.

February 24, 2012

Effective at thin coat weights of 0.04 dry gsm, Michem Flex P2300 produces adhesion between extruded resins, and paper and film substrates. Single component, optically clear formulation is water-based, contains no VOCs, and requires no curing. Typical users include converters of food packaging, medical packaging, health and beauty product packaging, and industrial laminating stock, as well as film producers and paper converters. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyamide-Based Fiber Sizing suits high-temperature applications.

February 17, 2012

Formulated for resin applications where thermal stability is required, Hydrosize® PA845 is effective in high-performance carbon fiber sizing applications. Formulated with small particle size, product exhibits favorable film forming properties and is free of solvents, VOCs, and alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE). It also fully complies with EC Directives on plastics for food applications. Suggested applications include military, transportation, aerospace, and automotive components. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Waterborne Dispersions optimize coating and ink performance.

November 25, 2011

Formulated to control slip, mar, and rub resistance in water-based pigmented and semi-gloss OPVs, inks, and industrial coatings, Michem Guard 1350 and 1351 eliminate need to use solvent-based surface modifiers. Both are nonionic dispersions of polyethylene wax that prevent blocking and cause minimal reduction in gloss. Michem Guard 1350 features narrow particle size distribution centered at approximately 1 micron, while Michem Guard 1351 contains efficient solids content of 65%. Read More

Paints & Coatings, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Water-Based Barrier Coating protects paper, corrugated products.

October 6, 2011

FDA-compliant Michem Coat 40Y provides barrier coating for paper and corrugated. Combination of raw materials and proprietary formulation techniques are used to produce coating that is resistant to water, oil, and grease and has optimized release properties. Completely repulpable and recyclable, this hot melt and coldset gluable product maintains stability and can be applied smoothly on rod, blade, or roll coaters either inline or offline. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Paints & Coatings, Green & Clean

Water-Based Barrier Coating targets paper and corrugated.

October 4, 2011

Using advanced raw materials, Michem Coat 40Y is water, oil, and grease resistant with optimized release properties. Product is also hot melt and coldset gluable, and completely repulpable and recyclable. Compliant with FDA standards, Michem Coat 40Y is suited for food contact with items such as produce and other perishables, as well as general industrial and retail applications. Product can be applied smoothly on rod, blade, or roll coaters, either inline or offline. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyamide Dispersion has water-based formula.

May 18, 2011

Designed for use as fiber sizing in fiber reinforced nylon composites, solvent- and VOC-free Hydrosize® PA845 is fully compliant with EC Directives on plastics for food applications. Product is engineered for optimal processability, film forming, and strand integrity properties. Also free from alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE), dispersion provides alternative to Hydrosize polyurethane fiber sizings for nylon composites in applications where greater thermal stability is required. Read More

Lubricants, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Water Resistant Natural Oil Emulsions offer Green alternative.

March 17, 2011

Made of natural oils and waxes, NatureShield® Emulsions provide water resistance and beading when used in wood, stone, and concrete coatings, stains, and sealants. With light golden tint, NatureShield 30 tung emulsion offers water-resistant finish that does not darken noticeably and provides wet look on stone surfaces. NatureShield 31 anionic emulsion helps prevent wood from swelling in presence of water, while NatureShield 40 film-forming emulsion provides moderate scratch and mar resistance. Read More

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