Michelman is featuring a selection of water-based in-line and off-line primers, and overprint varnishes at Labelexpo Brussels at its stand 5D20.
The company’s primers have recently passed ecotoxicity, heavy metals, and fluorine content testing according to ASTM and the European Committee of Standardization for use in compostable packaging. “Our purpose is Innovating a Sustainable Future and we are proud to facilitate a circular economy by developing advanced materials that help packaging regenerate into our natural systems,” says Lisa Digate, Michelman’s vice president of printing & packaging.
Also, for HP Indigo digital press owners expanding into markets like home and personal care which require exceptional performance, Michelman is featuring DigiGuard 901 for Pack Ready for Labels, a strengthener for HP Indigo validated UV OPVs used with Michelman’s in-line primers, which enables enhanced water, chemical, and thermal durability. Mixed with off-the-shelf UV overprint varnishes, it allows label converters to achieve higher levels of durability, according to the company.