Michelman Awarded $2.5 Million Grant for New R&D Center

June 27, 2012 - Michelman said that it has been awarded a $2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D center, which will be named the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center.

The new R&D center will be built at the site of the Michelman’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

The grant will be used to enhance Michelman’s ability to develop and commercialize innovative new technologies including water based coatings for paper and flexible packaging, and water based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for industries including fiberglass and composite materials, wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks, and construction products, the company said.

The project will also result in significant job opportunities in the Cincinnati area, Michelman added.

The new R&D center is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2013.

Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products.

SOURCE: Michelman