CINCINNATI, OH (February 24, 2015) – Michelman will exhibit in Hall 7.3, Booth M3 at the 2015 JEC Europe Composites Show being held in Paris, France from March 10-12, 2015 where Hydrosize®, the company’s flagship brand of fiber sizings will be featured. Hydrosize, along with Michelman’s complementary products, help composite manufacturers develop stronger, lighter, more durable and effective products. As examples, Michelman recently introduced new solutions to support advanced generations of lightweight, engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive applications. The company also unveiled new fiber sizings that comply with the European Plastic Implement Measure (EC/10/2011), and are being used in composites destined for food contact applications such as coffee machines, plastic dishes, food processors and other appliances and kitchen items.
Innovative Hydrosize technology helps produce many critical composite properties including strength and color stability, low weight to volume ratio, impact resistance, oil and water resistance, heat and corrosion resistance, as well as food contact compliance.
As evidence of its expertise in the reinforced plastic composites industry, Michelman has recently been chosen to join an elite, 122-member consortium that will make up the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). The Institute is a $259 million public-private partnership that will help advance the state of knowledge and commercialization of carbon fiber composites.
Michelman offers a full line of sizings and lubricants used to optimize glass, carbon and natural fibers used in PE, PP, Thermosets, PPS, PA, PC and PET/PBT resin composites by tailoring the surface chemistry of reinforcement fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin. Complementary product lines include FGLASS™, Michem® Emulsion, U-Nyte™ and Hydrolube®.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional 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.
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