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Michelman show Hydrosize carbon at ACCE & CAMX shows
Michelman, a leader and expert in the fibres and composites sector, will feature its Hydrosize carbon family of products at the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) and CAMX events, in booth #213 and booth #H48 respectively. ACCE will be held from September 4-6, 2019 and CAMX will be held from September 24-26, 2019, in the US.
Hydrosize carbon allows carbon fibre manufacturers to optimise the interfacial adhesion between polymers and fibres by tailoring the surface chemistry of their reinforcement fibres to the chemistry of the matrix resin. This diverse range of grades offers a wide variety of solutions depending on resin compatibility, fibre type, and desired composite performance, according to Michelman.
Designed for high-temperature polyamides applications, the Hydrosize carbon 200 series is APE, solvent, and VOC-free and is perfect for fibre-reinforced nylon composites where greater thermal stability is required. Formulated for polycarbonates (PC) and other PC blends such as PC-ABS, the Hydrosize carbon 300 series produces good chemical resistance along with interfacial adhesion to these polymer systems.
The Hydrosize carbon 400 series includes high-performance grades that can withstand the extreme processing temperatures that many high-temperature thermoplastics require. Appropriate materials include PEEK, PPS, PEI, and others used to produce various composite engine components. This series exhibits excellent thermal stability, mechanical properties, and low creep.
Finally, the Hydrosize carbon 700 series, currently under final stages of development and formulated to improve the performance of carbon fibre reinforced vinyl ester composites, is targeted for SMC applications. Its proprietary chemistry allows for increased adhesion between the carbon fibre and various vinyl ester compounds.
At ACCE, Nagesh Potluri, group technology director, and, Steve Bassetti, global marketing director for Michelman’s industrial manufacturing group, will present ‘Preliminary Studies on the Effect of Polymeric Film Formers and Cross-Linking Chemistries on the Water-Glycol Resistance of PA-Glass Fibre Composites’.
At CAMX, Muhammad Iqbal, research chemist, and, Steve Bassetti, group marketing director, for Michelman’s industrial manufacturing group, will present ‘Effect of Sizing on the Interfacial and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fibre (CF) Reinforced Polyamide (PA6,6) Composites’. (GK)