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 PickA tsunami of growth: An inside look at the CSP/Teijin merger
I had the opportunity to meet and interview the top executives of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP, Auburn Hills, MI, US) and Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) last week. The occasion was an open house and celebration of the acquisition of CSP by Teijin.