Michelman to Focus on Fiber-Polymer Interface Expertise at 2019’s SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) and CAMX Events

Michelman, known in the fibers and composites industry as the interface experts, and manufacturer of industry-leading Hydrosize® fiber sizings, will feature its Hydrosize® Carbon family of products at both the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) and CAMX events scheduled this September. 

Hydrosize® Carbon allows carbon fiber manufacturers to optimize the interfacial adhesion between polymers and fibers by tailoring the surface chemistry of their reinforcement fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin. Their diverse range of grades offer a wide variety of solutions depending on resin compatibility, fiber type, and desired composite performance.

Designed for high-temperature polyamides applications, the Hydrosize Carbon 200 Series is APE, solvent, and VOC-free and is perfect for fiber-reinforced nylon composites where greater thermal stability is required.

Formulated for polycarbonates (PC) and other PC blends such as PC-ABS, the Hydrosize Carbon 300 Series produces good chemical resistance along with interfacial adhesion to these polymer systems.

The Hydrosize Carbon 400 Series includes high-performance grades that can withstand the extreme processing temperatures that many high-temperature thermoplastics require. Appropriate materials include PEEK, PPS, PEI, and others used to produce various composite engine components. This series exhibits excellent thermal stability, mechanical properties, and low creep.

Finally, the Hydrosize® Carbon 700 Series, currently under final stages of development and formulated to improve the performance of carbon fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites, is targeted for SMC applications. Its proprietary chemistry allows for increased adhesion between the carbon fiber and various vinyl ester compounds.

They also have presentations of technical papers scheduled for both events:

  • SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE): Dr. Nagesh Potluri, Group Technology Director, and Mr. Steve Bassetti, Global Marketing Director for Michelman’s Industrial Manufacturing Group are presenting “Preliminary Studies on the Effect of Polymeric Film Formers and Cross-Linking Chemistries on the Water-Glycol Resistance of PA-Glass Fiber Composites.”
  • CAMX: Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Research Chemist, and Mr. Steve Bassetti, Global Marketing Director for Michelman’s Industrial Manufacturing Group, are presenting “Effect of Sizing on the Interfacial and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber (CF) Reinforced Polyamide (PA6,6) Composites.”

Learn About Michelman Fibers & Composites

See us in booth #213 at SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE), and booth #H48 at CAMX or contact us today.


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