Michelman to partner with AZL Aachen GmbH
Michelman’s latest move is part of its partnership strategy to further advance and improve composite development throughout the industry.
Michelman (Cincinnati, OH, US) announced March 6 that it will become a partner of AZL Aachen GmbH (Aachen, Germany). Michelman is looking forward to working in close cooperation with this organization along with the entire lightweight industry’s value chain to drive innovation in composite production. Michelman’s latest move is part of its multi-year investment and partnership strategy to further advance and improve composite development throughout the industry. They have recently joined IACMI (Knoxville, TN, US) and the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (Newark, DE, US), along with announcing strategic partnerships with Mafic (Shelby, NC, US) and Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC (Shelton, CT, US).
Mike Annis, vice president of Michelman’s Industrial Manufacturing Group says,
“Nothing is more important to Michelman than advancing the composites industry and helping our customers be more successful. Our future partnership with AZL will help us do this. Michelman’s leading position as a sizing and surface treatment expert will provide us an opportunity to contribute to joint research and development efforts focused on identifying the best sizing / fiber / resin combinations to enhance composite properties such as increased heat, impact and fatigue resistance appropriate for a broad range of end-use applications in the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries.”