Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing-press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging, paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.

Michelman has a major investment underway in Mumbai, India dedicated to innovating a sustainable future for packaging and you are invited to create your future through collaboration with Michelman at their packaging incubator in Mumbai.

The growth opportunity in India’s packaging market is unprecedented due to changing consumer buying habits. Food preparation is focused on smaller packages because of the rise of nuclear households which are displacing joint households. Additionally, India’s young professionals’ increased disposable income allows them to purchase new products and try out new things. Michelman’s new packaging incubator is strategically designed to serve the needs of Dynamic India and its surrounding markets to allow for fast & efficient development of sustainable packaging solutions.

Collaborative Innovation

Michelman’s holistic approach of dedicated space, technical capability and technology allows for collaborative innovation between brand owners, film producers, converters, universities, and others involved in the research and development of sustainable packaging. Collaboration with Michelman’s technical and market experts allows all members of the packaging value chain to accelerate the concept-to-commercialization cycle with innovations that will produce packaging that offers:

  • Recyclable structures
  • Brand appeal and enhanced graphics
  • Increased shelf life, food safety
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Compostability
  • Waste reduction and down gauging

State-of-the-Art Sustainable Packaging Incubator

This new Packaging Incubator provides the opportunity to evaluate new technology, prototype innovative structures and quickly commercialize superior packaging. Our application and materials experts are ready to help develop solutions when new opportunities arise. The centerpiece is a Dual-station Pilot Coater Laminator that allows packaging manufacturers to test new concepts without stopping their production lines.

  • Multifunctional coating heads for various coating methods or adhesive application
  • Multiple printing process
  • Ability to coat a wide range of substrates up to 400-micron thickness
  • UV Top and Heat Nip Lamination capability
  • Application testing lab

Michelman is also committed to training industry’s next generation of packaging engineers, this new Centre will have a training and conference facility which will be available for use by all members of the packaging value chain for this purpose.

New Technology Infusion

Michelman brings deep application and water-based formulation expertise to India in support of the packaging incubator.

Optimized for India’s Dynamic packaging market, Michelman’s offers a complete product portfolio of enabling environmentally friendly technologies for sustainable packaging solutions. Heat seal coatings, oxygen barrier, primers and overprint varnishes are designed to work together to create superior packaging, and are flexible enough to work with existing coating systems.

Please contact micc@michelman.com to schedule a tour or find out more about Michelman’s Sustainable Packaging Incubator.


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