“Part of the hydrosize brand family of water-based sizing solutions , Michelman’s new hydrosize carbon fibre sizing solutions allow customers to leverage carbon fibre’s unique benefits and produce higher quality composite parts,” said Michelman in a media statement. “The various series of grades of the hydrosize carbon fibres offer a wide variety of solutions depending on resin compatibility, fibre type, and desired composite performance.”
Designed for polyamides including high-temperature 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. Coolant pumps are a typical automotive application. Other benefits of these small particle size dispersions include excellent film-forming properties and high strand integrity.
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 polymer systems. Appropriate applications include laptop cases or other electronic components.
The hydrosize carbon 400 series include high-performance grades that can withstand 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 exhibit excellent thermal stability, mechanical properties, and low creep. It is especially suited for chopped carbon fibre applications.
Finally, the hydrosize carbon 700 series is formulated to improve the performance of carbon fibre reinforced vinyl ester composites and is perfect for under-the-hood applications. Its proprietary chemistry allows for increased adhesion between the carbon fibre and various vinyl ester compounds.
The hydrosize carbon series will be prominently featured in Hall 5, Booth C34 at JEC World 2019. (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India