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Michelman Highlighting Barrier and Functional Coatings for Flexible Packaging Applications at PackPlus South 2017

Press release date: April 4, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (April 4, 2017) – Michelman will showcase its broad selection of barrier and functional coatings formulated for flexible packaging applications at PackPlus South 2017. The show is being held April 7-10, 2017 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BEIC) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, with Michelman exhibiting in booth #F16.

The company will highlight its powerful lineup of flexible packaging solutions including Michem® Flex P-series extrusion coating primers. These proven, water-based formulations render packaging films and papers more receptive to extruded PE and PP film. This allows for a more efficient extrusion process at lower temperatures, and with better adhesion to the substrate. Grades are available for applications ranging from basic dry and wet, to demanding retort packaging.

Also featured at the show will be Michelman’s Michem® Flex HS-series heat seal coatings that balance low initiation temperatures with high ultimate bond strength, as well as Michem Emulsion and Michem Lube, extensive families of functional coating additives that are added to water-based flexible packaging coatings to maximize the efficiency of form, fill and seal operations.

For visitors engaged in digital printing, Michelman will showcase its innovative DigiPrime® primers and DigiGuard® overprint varnishes formulated specifically for printing labels and flexible packaging substrates on digital presses. DigiPrime and DigiGuard are water-based, safe for the environment and the press operator, and are used primarily to improve ink receptivity, rub resistance and image quality on most substrates. Grades are available for paper, film, plastic and metallic substrates.

About Michelman

Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.

Michelman Contacts:

Worldwide:

Ms. Christy Randolph

Marketing Communications Coordinator

christyrandolph@michelman.com

+1 513 794 4225

In Asia:

Ms. Erica Liao

Marketing Communications Manager

ericaliao@michelman.com

+86 21 2098 6880 x8002

Agency Contact:

Mr. Jeffry Caudill

Gingerquill, Inc.

President

jcaudill@gingerquill.com

+1 513 448 1140

Michelman Global Headquarters

9080 Shell Road

Cincinnati, OH 45236

+1 800 333 1723 (US & Canada)

+1 513 793 7766 (Worldwide)

+1 513 793 2504 (Fax)

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