Mica Corporation was founded in 1971 with a mission to develop and supply environmentally-responsible, water-based products to the flexible converting industry which, at the time, was predominantly using solvent-based primers, coatings, and adhesives. More than five decades later, Mica still honors these values and strives to maintain and enhance the product quality customers have come to expect, while we continue to be an advocate for the environment by improving the sustainability of our products, our facilities, and our community.

Environmentally-Responsible Solutions for the Global Flexible Converting Industry

Mica Corporation supplies a wide variety of environmentally-responsible, high-performance products to the global flexible converting industry for extrusion, printing, coating, heat-seal, graphic effect, and barrier applications that are:

    • Water-based
    • Non-hazardous in transportation 
    • Single-component
    • Free of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and allergens
    • Stored and transported in recyclable containers
    • Formulated to the highest possible concentration to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and limit the amount of fuel and energy usage in the supply chain
    • Used in the manufacture of thin-film, lightweight, and low-volume packaging that minimize post-consumer waste and provide superior product protection for a longer shelf-life, thus limiting food waste

Many of Mica’s products are FDA compliant for direct and indirect food contact.  Mica complies with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Sustainable Innovation

Mica’s research and development team is continuously innovating products and technologies to assist with energy and waste reduction in the supply chain and beyond. Some of these projects include the use of bioengineered resins and additives made from sustainable materials and the development of products with a higher percentage of solids.  It is our belief that if we continue this focus, we can contribute to achieving sustainability in our industry on a global scale.

Community Clean-Up Efforts

Mica Corporation’s advocacy for the environment extends beyond its products, manufacturing processes, and sales offices. Mica participates annually in the national “Clean Sweep” initiative to apply its values of preserving the environment locally. The cleanups have resulted in the removal of dozens of bags of litter and debris from our neighborhood, but what about the other 364 days of the year? Check out this infographic to see Mica's contributions to the sustainability of our community, our industry, and beyond.