Michelman, Inc. - 1/23/2008
Michelman Wax Dispersions Are Ideal for Adding Matting Effect to
Aqueous Coatings and Varnishes and Enhance Ink Performance
Cincinnati, OH (January 23, 2008) - Michem® Guard 349 and Michem® Guard 350 from Michelman are two of
the company’s wax dispersions that are ideal for imparting a matting effect to most aqueous coatings and
varnishes. The coatings give water-based inks the performance properties of solvent-based systems, without
the environmental hazards. They also enhance other properties such as blocking, and abrasion, water
repellency, scratch and mar resistance.
Characterized by large particle size, Michem Guard 349 is a nonionic polyethylene, while Michem Guard 350 is
a nonionic Fischer-Tropsch wax dispersion. Both are solvent-free and are designed to highlight the positive
properties of large particle sized wax and minimize unnecessary interaction from dispersing agents.