Fiber Sizings at SPE-ACCE 2017

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Michelman Showcasing Fiber Sizing Technology Prowess at SPE/ACCE

CINCINNATI, OH (August 29, 2017) – Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of advanced materials including fiber sizing and resin modifiers used in the production of reinforced plastic composites, will be exhibiting and leading a technical conference at the SPE/Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition being held September 6-8, 2017 at the Diamond Banquet & Conference Center in Novi, MI. 

Exhibiting in booth #213, Michelman will spotlight Hydrosize® Link, a unique polyurethane dispersion designed as fiber 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 fiber, while Hydrosize Link U480 is suitable for both chopped strand and continuous fiber. 

Hydrosize Link dispersions are specifically designed to react with PA6 and PA6.6 resin matrices. They 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.

In addition to exhibiting, Mr. Steve Bassetti, Group Marketing Manager at Michelman will lead a presentation entitled “Fiber Sizing Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies.” The presentation will take place September 7, 2017 from 9:00 - 9:30 am in the Emerald/Amethyst Ballroom. Mr. Bassetti will discuss 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.

About Michelman

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, 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.