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Polyimide Binder enhances heat resistance of metal coatings.

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

Metal Coatings Can Take the Heat with Michelman's New ProHere(TM) I 13002

CINCINNATI, OH – Michelman’s new ProHere I 13002 is a waterborne polyimide binder used by manufacturers of metal coatings. It exhibits extremely high temperature resistance, excellent adhesion, and very high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. The VOC free formulation allows metal coatings to withstand long term temperatures up to 370°C.

ProHere is Michelman’s line of water-based polymer dispersions and emulsions developed specifically for use in metal coatings. Available grades include polymer resins that serve as organic binders in coating formulations; lubricants; and anti-scratch additives for metal processing and in-use lubricants.

ProHere A, S, I, E and U-range grades provide corrosion protection, chemical resistance, adhesion, and mechanical strength for a wide set of processing conditions and metallic substrates.

Michelman’s ProHere L-range solutions are water-based lubricants and surface modifiers used as coating additives to produce lubricity, slip and torque/ tension control and scratch resistance. Grades are available to produce a matting effect on surface optics.

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 modifiers, additives and polymers 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.

Client Contacts:

In the Americas:

Ms. Christy Randolph

Marketing Associate

+1 513 794 4225

Agency Contact:

Mr. Jeffry Caudill

Gingerquill, Inc.


+1 513 448 1140

Michelman Global Headquarters

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Cincinnati, OH  45236

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