Inline & offline digital printing primers certified for use with HP Indigo presses.
Water-based overprint coatings increase durability and enhance the look & feel of inkjet-printed materials.
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Advanced materials designed to enhance the performance and processing of agricultural products.
Recyclable water-based coatings that confer high barrier to paper-based packaging and wraps.
Enhancing composite performance through optimized fiber-polymer interface adhesion
Sizing solutions designed for use in the manufacturing of glass fiber, carbon fiber and natural fiber.
News (Wednesday, 9 June 2021)
Dr. Rick Michelman will become President & CEO on January 1, 2022, and Steve Shifman will assume the role of Executive Chairman.
News (Thursday, 27 May 2021)
Michelman announces new distribution agreement with Omya to be the exclusive distributor of Michelman surface modifiers and wax emulsions in Canada.
News (Thursday, 13 May 2021)
Michelman UV overprint varnish strengtheners allow HP Indigo digitally-printed labels to endure harsh environments during packing and transport.
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Michelman’s new Hydrosize® Carbon fiber sizing solutions allow customers to leverage carbon fiber’s unique benefits and produce higher quality composite parts. Part of Michelman’s Hydrosize® brand family of water-based sizing solutions, Hydrosize® Carbon allows carbon fiber manufacturers to optimize the interfacial adhesion between the polymers and the fibers by tailoring the surface chemistry of their reinforcement fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin.
This series of grades offers a wide variety of solutions depending on resin compatibility, fiber type, and desired composite performance.
Designed for polyamides, including high-temperature 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. Coolant pumps are a typical automotive application. Other benefits of these small particle size dispersions include excellent film-forming properties and high strand integrity.
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 polymer systems. Appropriate applications include laptop cases or other electronic components.
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. It is especially suited for chopped carbon fiber applications.
Finally, the Hydrosize® Carbon 700 Series is formulated to improve the performance of carbon fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites and is perfect for under-the-hood applications. Its proprietary chemistry allows for increased adhesion between the carbon fiber and various vinyl ester compounds.
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