Michelman (Cincinnati, Ohio) has acquired Hydrosize Technologies Inc. (Raleigh, N.C.), a manufacturer of coatings, including sizings, film formers, fixatives, binders and resins for coatings and composites applications.
Hydrosize provides Michelman a waterborne polyurethane sizing technology designed for the fibers and composites market. The polyurethane dispersion technology is expected to complement Michelman's existing line of polyolefin-based solutions and will be developed for applications in other markets, including coatings and packaging.
Hydrosize was co-owned by husband and wife Andy and Heather Brink. Dr. Andy Brink has joined the staff of Michelman to ensure a successful transition. He has been named as Michelman's business development manager, Fibers & Composites.