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Michelman to Exhibit at JEC Europe Composites Show

Michelman to highlight its reinforced plastic composites expertise at the JEC Europe Composites Show to be conducted from March 10-12, 2015, in Paris, France.

At Booth M3 in Hall 7.3, Michelman will exhibit its flagship brand of fiber sizings named Hydrosize®. With Hydrosize and other complementary products offered by Michelman, composite manufacturers can make products that are lighter, stronger, more effective and durable.

For instance, Michelman recently launched new products to complement next generations of lightweight, engineered resin composites that are widely used in automotive applications. The new fiber sizings released by the company meet the specifications of the European Plastic Implement Measure (EC/10/2011), and are used in composites engineered for food contact applications, including kitchen appliances, food processors, plastic dishes, and coffee machines.

Composite manufactures can achieve critical composite properties such as low weight to volume ratio, strength, corrosion and heat resistance, water and oil resistance, impact resistance, color stability, and food contact compliance with the help of the breakthrough Hydrosize technology.

Recently, Michelman has been selected to become a member of a major consortium consisting of 122 members that will form the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). This corroborates the company’s experience in the reinforced plastic composites industry. Advancing the expertise and commercialization of carbon fiber composites is the area of focus of IACMI, which is a public-private partnership worth $259 million.

Michelman supplies a range of lubricants and sizings for optimizing carbon, glass and natural fibers utilized in PP, PE, PA, PC, PPS, thermosets, and PET/PBT resin composites by adapting the surface chemistry of reinforcement fibers to the matrix resin chemistry. Hydrolube®, U-Nyte™, Michem® Emulsion, and FGLASS™ are the complementary product lines from Michelman.

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