Overprint Varnishes

Additives for the highest quality graphics in packaging and publishing.

Additives & Modifiers for Overprint Varnishes Available Form % Non-Volatile Emulsifier Charge abrasion resistance adhesion promotion block resistance buffability chemical resistance gloss enhancement heat seal lubricity mar resistance matting mold release overprints with heat resistance release rub resistance scratch resistance slip resistance thermal transfer release water beading water repellence water resistance

Michem? Emulsion 62330

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene coemulsion)

This fine particle-sized emulsion provides excellent water repellency, corrosion resistance, block resistance, and lubricity when added to varnishes and other coatings without gloss degradation.

Emulsion 29.5 - 30.5 Anionic                                  

Michem? Emulsion 67235

(Nonionic, high density polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations, as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem? Emulsion 71152

(Anionic Scale wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water resistance in paint and varnish applications.

Emulsion 52 - 53 Anionic                                      

Michem? Emulsion 91240G

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

Provides excellent anti-blocking, scratch and mar resistance as well as gloss in inks, coatings and overprint varnishes .

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Nonionic                          

Michem? Emulsion 91735

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A sizing polymer for fiberglass and other fibers used to reinforce polypropylene. It can also be used in paint & varnish and polish applications to impart durability, mar, slip and block resistance.

Emulsion 34.0 - 36.0 Anionic / Nonionic                                      

Michem? Emulsion 93235

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol-free additive best used in water-based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness, or block resistance is needed. It provides effective mar resistance in floor polish formulations, and shine and mar resistance in auto polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem? Emulsion 93335

(Nonionic HDPE emulsion)

Enhances anti-blocking, slip properties and mar resistance and is used most effectively for wood coatings,inks and overprint varnishes.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                              

Michem? Emulsion 93935

(Nonionic polyethylene emulsion)

This phenol and formaldehyde-free additive imparts black heel resistance, toughness, buffability, and mar and scuff resistance for floor polish formulations. It also imparts durability, block, mar and scratch resistance in paint and varnish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                    

Michem? Emulsion 94340

(Nonionic polypropylene emulsion)

A phenol-free additive is best used in floor polish and overprint varnish formulations when a high degree of slip resistance is needed. It also provides durability and scratch resistance to wood applications.

Emulsion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic / Nonionic                              

Michem? Emulsion 95535

(APEO free, nonionic, high density polyethylene emulsion)

A phenol free additive best used in water based coatings where improved slip, rub resistance, hardness and/or block resistance is needed. It has proven to be very effective for mar resistance in floor polish formulations as well as mar resistance and shine in car polish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Nonionic                                      

Michem? Guard 1350

(Nonionic dispersion of polyethylene wax)

Water based one micron dispersion which improves rub and abrasion resistance in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, and inks and overprint varnishes at very low addition rates with little effect on gloss.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                                

Michem? Guard 25

(Nonionic polyethylene dispersion)

This water based dispersion promotes mar resistance and flatting properties in paint and coating formulations.

Dispersion 39.0 - 43.0 Nonionic                                      

Michem? Guard 349

(Nonionic Fischer-Tropsch dispersion)

Designed to impart rub resistance, block resistance and matting properties to aqueous paints, coatings and inks.

Dispersion 49.5 - 50.5 Nonionic                                

Michem? Guard 7140

(Anionic polyethylene dispersion)

This water-based dispersion provides block, rub, and abrasion resistance, and matting in pigmented and semi-gloss coatings, inks, and overprint varnishes. It also produces smooth satin finishes at a 5-10% addition rate.

Dispersion 39.5 - 40.5 Anionic                                

Michem? Lube 156 PFP

(Nonionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides scratch resistance, lubricity, release, and anti-block properties in auto polishes, cosmetics, paints, coatings, and graphic arts.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Nonionic                              

Michem? Lube 160 PFP

(Anionic carnauba wax emulsion)

This phenol-free additive provides slip and anti-block properties when used in coatings for seeds, metal, wood and OPP films.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                            

Michem? Lube 180

(Anionic co-emulsion of carnauba and paraffin waxes)

Provides slip, release and anti-blocking properties in a number of applications from wood coatings to synthetic and natural lattices. It also provides mar and scratch resistance and water repellence in varnishes and other coatings.

Emulsion 24.5 - 25.5 Anionic                                      

Michem? Lube 190

(Anionic polyethylene wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion provides mar, rub, block, and scratch resistance, and improved water resistance in coatings and graphic arts formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                              

Michem? Lube 270R

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax coemulsion)

Provides excellent water and block resistance in paint and coating formulations. This product is useful for long term water bead and for water repellency on wood as well as a tire dressing and buffability for auto care.

Emulsion 38.5 - 39.5 Anionic                                

Michem? Lube 368

(Anionic paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion)

Provides excellent water and block resistance in industrial molding and ink and overprint varnish formulations.

Emulsion 34.5 - 35.5 Anionic                                      

Michem? Lube 743

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

This wax emulsion has excellent compatibility in water-based coating applications and provides water, block, and mar resistance.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                                  

Michem? Lube 743P

(Nonionic paraffin wax emulsion)

Michem? Lube 743P exhibits a high degree of water resistance and is used in many water based coating applications to increase water resistance and/or surface slip.

Emulsion 31.5 - 32.5 Nonionic                                      

Michem? Prime 4983R

(Copolymer dispersion)

This dispersion provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates and enhances the water, grease, oil, and solvent-resistance of coatings and adhesives. It can serve as a tie coat or primer for extrusion coatings, a foil laminate, specialty paper coating, paper sizing agent, heat sealable coating, and a nonwoven binder, and used as a thermally active binder in thermal transfer release coatings.

Specialty Dispersion 24.2 - 25.4 N/A                                

Michem? Prime 4990R

(Copolymer dispersion)

This dispersion provides outstanding adhesion to both metallic and cellulosic substrates and enhances the water, grease, oil, and solvent-resistance of coatings and adhesives. It can serve as a tie coat or primer for extrusion coatings, a foil laminate, specialty paper coating, paper sizing agent, heat sealable coating, and a nonwoven binder, and used as a thermally active binder in thermal transfer release coatings.

Specialty Dispersion 32.0 - 35.0 Ammoniated dispersion                                    

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