CINCINNATI, OH (September 25, 2017) – Michelman is expanding its portfolio of DigiPrime® and DigiGuard® products at LabelExpo Europe 2017. This suite of products was designed in close collaboration with HP Indigo to address more demanding label applications that could not be done digitally before in order to broaden application versatility and reach higher levels of resistance.
Three new products will be introduced under the HP Indigo Pack Ready for Labels program.
The cornerstone of this suite is DigiPrime 022, an innovative water-based primer formulated specifically for use in line with the HP Indigo 6000 digital press series.
Building on the foundation of DigiPrime 022, Michelman will also launch DigiGuard 222, new UV curable overprint varnishes (OPV), available in matte and glossy versions. When these OPVs are used in conjunction with DigiPrime 022, the combination results in labels with superior water, thermal and chemical resistance.
For press owners that want to continue using their current UV curable OPVs that have been validated by HP, a new additive, DigiGuard 901 OPV strengthener, will be available. This additive will enable these OPVs to reach the required performance levels, when used in conjunction with DigiPrime 022.
With this new portfolio of Michelman products, HP Indigo press owners will be able to capture new market segments such as personal care, household chemicals and other demanding applications. These new products will be available in the first quarter of 2018.
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, 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.