Michelman is a global supplier of water based coatings for flexible packaging and graphic arts.

Our products 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. Our extraordinary technical support helps ensure those products deliver all they can to your bottom line.

Michelman providesÉ
-Ready-made and custom formulations
-Leading-edge sustainable technology
-Technical support for better processing and performance
-Global resources to reach new markets
-Contract manufacturing to expand your capabilities


If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.


This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.


A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)


"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)