Michem Lube 160RPH is a new water-based, wax emulsion additive from Michelman designed to control the coefficient of friction (COF) of flexible packaging coatings without compromising bond strength, heat seal, barrier, or printability properties. The new additive is compatible across a large pH spectrum from pH 1 to 12, and therefore can be used in a wide range of coatings including Michelman low temperature heat seal coatings as well as common acrylic and PVdC types.
The new addition to Michelman’s family of Michem Lube solutions is compliant with specific FDA and EU food contact regulations on a wide range of substrates including paper, film, and aluminum foil. It is APEO-free and formaldehyde-free and does not contain residual solvents. Michem Lube 160RPH is manufactured in the USA, Belgium, and Singapore, and is available globally.