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Michelman Joins US National Composites Center

06 June 2012

Michelman has joined the National Composites Center (NCC), based in Kettering, Ohio, US, to augment its fibres and composites development team with research, laboratory, testing and collaboration capabilities. 

Michelman manufactures a variety of polymeric dispersions and emulsions used as fibre sizing and lubricants critical to the production of composite materials. They say the NCC is recognised as the national centre of excellence for the development and commercialisation of composite materials and manufacturing processes for the aerospace, defence, ground transportation, commercial and infrastructure markets within the US. They explain that the NCC helps its members develop innovative solutions, and shorten product development time through technology transfer and collaboration, engineering expertise, laboratory and pilot production capabilities. 

According to Dr. Andy Brink, Global Technology and Business Development Manager for Fibers & Composites at Michelman, “Being part of the NCC will allow us to network with other members, and collaborate on innovative product development ideas and opportunities.  Our combined resources will allow us to bring innovative solutions to the fibres and composites markets more quickly and cost effectively.






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