CINCINNATI, OH (November 1, 2019) – Michelman will lead a webinar entitled “Fundamentals of Fiber Sizing and Emerging Trends and Solutions” on November 5th at 2:00 PM EST. Geared for compounders and composites manufacturers, attendees will learn how to choose the right fiber sizing to improve composite performance in a variety of applications.
Mr. Steven Bassetti, Group Marketing Director of the Industrial Manufacturing Group and the webinar leader explained the purpose of the webinar. “While fiber sizing makes up a small percentage of a composite, they play a notably significant role in the interface properties between the surface of a fiber and the composite matrix. It is essential to producing high-quality composite parts and components.”
Michelman’s fiber sizing is specifically designed to optimize the interfacial adhesion between the polymers and the fibers by tailoring the surface chemistry of the reinforcement fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin. The company manufactures a variety of dispersions and emulsions of polymers and waxes used by reinforcement fiber and composite fabric manufacturers as carbon fiber sizing, glass fiber sizing, binders, and lubricants.
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 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.
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