Michelman Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US) introduced a number of new fiber sizings to support engineered thermoplastic resins being employed in automotive design and manufacturing applications, as lightweight composites replace metals. The new products include trademarked Hydrosize U2-04, a water-based polyurethane dispersion compatible with polyamide resins; Hydrosize PA846, a water-based polyamide dispersion that is highly stable with good thermal resistance, and Hydrosize U9-01, a water-based, blocked isocyanate that enhances the reactivity of the fiber/resin interface. These products help support requirements for higher thermal performance, hydrolysis resistance and mechanical performance.
Editor PickShell awards Airborne contract for deepwater subsea TCP jumper spool qualification
The qualification program will be performed at the Airborne Oil & Gas manufacturing facility in IJmuiden, The Netherlands and will be completed by summer 2017.