Michelman, a developer of water-based packaging coatings, has established its presence in the Indian market with the opening of an office in Mumbai. Led by Manoj Deorukhkar, India Country Manager, the company will serve existing Michelman customers and develop new opportunities in the region.
“We have seen significant growth in this key market, especially in flexible packaging applications; water based additives for inks and overprint varnishes; as well as automotive, industrial and coil coatings,” said Steven Shifman, President & CEO, Michelman. “The addition of Indian-based offices gives us a stronger presence in the country, and allows us to help our customers and prospective customers develop their own stronger product portfolios so they can compete in an increasingly competitive landscape,” he added.
The products from Michelman enhance the surface qualities of coatings and inks, make composites tougher, and expand the possibilities of paper and film with barrier, functional, and aesthetic features. The company is a global developer of water based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard & corrugated cartons; water based surface modifiers, additives & polymers for numerous industries including wood & floor care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites and construction products. It serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.