Michelman to Showcase Innovative Printing, Coating Technologies at 4th Specialty Films & Flexible Packaging Conference

Michelman will be presenting a variety of its flagship print receptive and functional coating technologies at the 4th Specialty Films & Flexible Packaging Conference being held September 15-16 in Mumbai, India. Mr. Bill Magee, Group Director of Michelman’s Printing & Packaging division will be doing a presentation at the show entitled “Breakthrough Technology - Water-Based Coatings – A Sustainable Alternative.”

In his presentation, Mr. Magee will discuss possible health and safety hazards associated with using solvents, including the risk of solvent retention in food and pharmaceutical packaging, and show how water-based technology can reduce risk and produce better performance characteristics. The company will also showcase value adding solutions for label and packaging designers and printers; label, flexible packaging and folding carton converters; as well as brand owners.

Highlighted at Michelman’s booth will be 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 applications.

Michelman solutions also include Michem® Flex P-series primers that provide high bond strength when used as tie layers for water-based coatings on film. Other grades enhance the receptivity of flexible substrates for better, more efficient extrusion of PE and PP. The series is applicable to dry, wet, and retort packaging.

Michelman’s Michem Flex HS-series heat seal coatings balance low initiation temperatures with high ultimate bond strength, while its broad selection of functional coating additives includes Michem Emulsion and Michem Lube that are added to water-based flexible packaging coatings to maximize the efficiency of form, fill and seal operations.

Complete and up-to-date solutions offered by Michelman for the Printing & Packaging industry can be found by visiting the company website.

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