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29th September 2016, Cincinnati, OH

Michelman exhibits new fibre sizing and interface adhesion technologies at CAMX 2016

The company is introducing Hydrosize Link for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. Michelman, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced materials including fibre sizing and resin modifiers used in the production of reinforced plastic composites, is exhibiting and leading a technical conference at CAMX 2016 Expo that is taking place in Anaheim, CA, this week.

The company is introducing Hydrosize Link, an innovative polyurethane dispersion designed as fibre sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. The new sizing is available in two grades; Hydrosize Link U470 is for use with chopped strand fibre, while Hydrosize Link U480 is suitable for both chopped strand and continuous fibre.

Hydrosize Link dispersions are specifically designed to react with PA6 and PA6.6 resin matrices. They are said to deliver exceptional composite performance under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and high temperatures, conditions increasingly typical in the narrow confines of modern engine compartments.

Technical session

On Wednesday, Mr Steve Bassetti, Group Marketing Manager at Michelman and Ms Roxana McMican, Senior Research Chemist at Michelman, co-led a technical session entitled “Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies of Fibre Sizing and Interface Adhesion.

The team discussed how sizing technology and development has played an important role in the continuous improvement of composite mechanical properties and how they can be used to improve chemical and hydrolysis resistance.

Michelman is a developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing and packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets.

The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by manufacturers to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibres 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 centres in several major global markets.

www.michelman.com

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