Versatile New Michem® Lube 160RPH Provides Superior Slip Control on Flexible Packaging Substrates

Michem Lube 160RPH is a new water-based, wax emulsion additive from Michelman designed to control the coefficient of friction (COF) of flexible packaging coatings, without compromising bond strength, heat seal, barrier or printability properties.

The new additive is compatible across a large pH spectrum from pH 1 to 12, and therefore can be used in a wide range of coatings including Michelman low temperature heat seal coatings as well as common acrylic and PVdC types.

The new addition to Michelman’s family of Michem Lube solutions is compliant with specific FDA and EU food contact regulations on a wide range of substrates including paper, film and aluminum foil. It is APEO and formaldehyde-free, and does not contain residual solvents.

Michem Lube 160RPH is manufactured in the USA, Belgium and Singapore, and is available globally.

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.

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