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 PickMitsubishi Rayon buys U.S. carbon fiber plant from SGL Group
This addition will increase MRC’s carbon fiber output production capacity by 1,000 tons.