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materials & material processing, green & clean

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 interior and exterior applications. 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 ease of workability, ProHere™ V 30290 is suitable for factory or on-site application. Read More

materials & material processing, green & clean

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 formulations; lubricants; and anti-scratch additives for metal processing and in-use lubricants. 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 board, medium density fiberboard, and particle board presses. 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 coat weight of 0.5 gsm dry, primer dries clear. 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 flexible packaging. Product can also be used in conventional offset and UV printing applications.<br /> 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, and disks, while Michem Release Agent 4003 is suitable for larger, heavy-duty brake component manufacturing. 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&ndash;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 with specific FDA and EU food contact regulations on substrates such as paper, film, and aluminum foil. 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, water-resistant coating can be applied to matte, white, or cavitated films in conjunction with primer. 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.<br /> 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&trade; 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 &ndash; cold, heat, humidity, moisture &ndash; 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

chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing, paints & coatings, green & clean

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&trade; 2012 provides abrasion/chemical resistance and accelerates hardness development. Latter produces water resistance in floor coatings, parquet lacquers, and industrial coatings. Ecrylic&trade; 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 31, 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

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