New Hydrosize Carbon Fiber Sizing Products are Suitable for Composites Industry

Press Release Summary:

Michelman’s Hydrosize® Carbon Fiber Sizing Products come in Hydrosize Carbon 200, 300, 400 and 700 series. The Hydrosize Carbon 200 is used for polyamide and/or high temperature polyamide applications whereas the 300 series is designed to work with polycarbonates and PC blends such as PC-ABS. The Hydrosize Carbon 400 Series fiber sizing product exhibits good thermal stability and mechanical properties that is suitable for chopped carbon fiber applications and the 700 series product improves performance of carbon fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites.

Original Press Release:

Michelman to Introduce CAMX 2018 Attendees to Hydrosize® Carbon Product Family of Sizing Solutions

CINCINNATI, OH (October 12, 2018) – Michelman will introduce attendees at CAMX 2018 to its new product family of Hydrosize® Carbon fiber sizing solutions. This new family illustrates Michelman’s commitment to carbon fiber manufacturers and will allow the composites industry to leverage carbon fiber’s unique benefits of high strength and stiffness; and help it further exploit the traditional benefits of composites: design freedom, consolidation of parts, and integration of functionality while meeting light-weighting initiatives. CAMX is being held October 15-18, 2018 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Michelman will exhibit in booth #F59.

Products that will be presented at the show include:

Hydrosize Carbon 200 Series

Hydrosize Carbon 200 Series includes products used as carbon fiber sizing for polyamide and/or high temperature polyamide applications. This Series includes APE free dispersions designed for fiber reinforced nylon composites where greater thermal stability is required. A typical automotive application would include coolant pumps. Other benefits of these solvent and VOC-free small particle size dispersions include excellent film forming properties and high strand integrity. They are applied via dip, rod, air knife, gravure, spray and blade applicators.

Hydrosize Carbon 300 Series

Formulated to work with polycarbonates (PC) and other PC blends such as PC-ABS, this Series of products offer good chemical resistance along with interfacial adhesion to such polymer systems. An appropriate application includes laptop cases.

Hydrosize Carbon 400 Series

This Series of high performing sizing 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. The 400 Series exhibits excellent thermal stability, mechanical properties as well as low creep. This technology is proven to work with carbon fiber and is especially suited for chopped carbon fiber applications.

Hydrosize Carbon 700 Series

The new Hydrosize Carbon 700 Series’ products are specifically formulated to improve the performance of carbon fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites. A typical automotive application would be exterior or under-the-hood components. Its proprietary chemistry allows for increased adhesion between the carbon fiber and various vinyl ester compounds.

Michelman is a global leader in the development and production of innovative and novel water-based functional dispersions and emulsions of polymers, resins, and waxes. Its robust line of Hydrosize products are used as lubricants, film formers, sizing agents, and binders during fiber manufacturing and composite processing.

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 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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+1 513 448 1140

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