Michelman will feature the capabilities made possible by its new R&D facility, the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center, at 2014 TAPPI/AICC Corrugated Week being held September 28-October 1, 2014 in Long Beach, California.
The AMCC is located at Michelman’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and enhances the company’s ability to develop innovative water based coatings. With state-of-the-art simulation equipment and capabilities, Michelman can more accurately observe how coatings perform under actual end-use conditions, use that information to improve its coating formulations, and reduce concept to commercialization time.
The Advanced Materials Collaboration Center includes dedicated laboratories for the primary market segments Michelman serves, including paper and corrugated. The new facility however, is designed to allow and encourage collaboration between internal teams of application specialists and chemists, customers and vendors across all the markets Michelman serves around the world. This will facilitate the open sharing of ideas and technology between groups to the benefit of all Michelman customers.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional 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.