Michelman to showcase its solutions at Labelexpo Americas 2022

To feature primers, OPVs, and strengtheners for HP Indigo and Inkjet printing platforms

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Michelman will also highlight their primer and overprint varnish portfolio for inkjet-based printing platforms at Labelexpo.
Michelman will also highlight their primer and overprint varnish portfolio for inkjet-based printing platforms at Labelexpo.

Michelman will spotlight a selection of water-based in-line and off-line primers, overprint varnishes, and strengtheners for HP Indigo at Labelexpo Americas 2022, to be held on 13 to 15 September 2022. 

The company will also highlight its primer and overprint varnish portfolio for inkjet-based printing platforms. All featured products are developed with sustainability and circular economy initiatives in mind.

Michelman’s HP Indigo LEP printing solutions are developed closely with HP Indigo and designed specifically for that platform. 

A complete portfolio of DigiPrime primers optimizes print quality for labels and flexible packaging on a wide range of substrates for both in-line and off-line use, and DigiGuard water-based OPVs offer increased durability and protection, including for food contact applications. 

New to the lineup is DigiGuard Plus, a suite of strengtheners that adds increased water, thermal, chemical, and mechanical resistance to UV OPVs.

Michelman develops solutions for high-speed inkjet, where offerings are focused primarily on folding cartons, corrugated packaging, and commercial printing applications. This includes JetPrime water-based primers for both paper and film substrates, and DigiGuard IJ overprint coatings, which offer increased durability and faster drying times in tailored surface finishes.

In addition to its line of primers, OPVs, and strengtheners for printing applications, Michelman offers a line of barrier and functional coatings for flexible packaging applications. 

The company’s next-generation primers, barrier coatings, topcoats, and heat seal coatings can meet performance and regulatory requirements otherwise provided by less desirable materials. They help reduce weight and complexity and expand the possibilities for recyclable and compostable packaging.

Michelman solutions are suitable for a wide range of printing and packaging applications. The company’s associates are known for their technical expertise and ability to provide superior application support for its global base of customers. 

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