Michelman Joins the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials to Evaluate Fiber Sizing Solutions
CINCINNATI, OH (December 12, 2017) – Michelman is pleased to announce that it has become one of only 55 members of the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) Industry Consortium. It will sponsor a research project that will help evaluate sizing options of carbon and glass fiber for their compatibility with both thermoplastic and thermoset resins. Michelman’s leading position as a sizing and surface treatment expert will complement UD-CCM’s premier materials research and technology transfer expertise. The organizations’ technical collaboration will focus on identifying the best sizing / fiber / resin combinations that will enhance composite properties such as increased heat, impact, and fatigue resistance appropriate for a broad range of end-use applications in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries. Both organizations will be exhibiting at CAMX, so, please stop by their booths (P62 and A62 respectively) to learn more.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers 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 and 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 centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.
UD-CCM is a pioneer in university-industry partnerships and has established a premier technology transfer network to transition research accomplishments to industry. UD-CCM established its University – Industry Consortium “Application of Composite Materials to Industrial Products” in 1978. Since then, the Center has collaborated with some 275 companies representing materials suppliers and end users in the aerospace, automotive, and durable goods industries.