Although the company did not have a stand at JEC Europe 2012, Michelman Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio), shared with HPC its newest sizing formulation for carbon fiber. Hydrosize PA845 is a polyamide-based fiber sizing for high-temperature resin applications where a high degree of thermal stability is required. It is said to be particularly effective in high-performance, high-temperature regimes, such as those encountered in automotive or aerospace applications. PA845 is free of VOCs and alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE), and it is fully compliant with European directives for plastics in food-contact applications.
Editor PickKey takeaways from JEC World 2017
A quick read of the composites tea leaves after JEC World 2017.