27 January 2015
27 January 2015
Michelman is introducing a number of new fibre sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications.
According to Michelman, as lightweight composites replace more and more metal components, requirements for higher thermal resistance, hydrolysis resistance, and mechanical performance are increasing. It describes its new fibre sizing solutions that meet these challenges:
Michelman explains that it offers a full line of fibre sizings and lubricants that optimise glass, carbon and natural fibres used in PE, PP, Thermosets, PPS, PA, PC and PET/PBT resin composites by tailoring the surface chemistry of reinforcement fibres to the chemistry of the matrix resin.
SABIC is launching its STADECK heavy-duty panel for the building and construction industry. Made from glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic resin, the lightweight panel is said to offer significant advantages across a range of applications where weight saving is important.
Exel Composites company Diversified Structural Composites (DSC) has developed fibre optic-embedded carbon composite rod for Norwegian company Ziebel’s innovative well intervention system.
On 27-28 June 2018, composites manufacturing business leaders and experts from North America and Europe assembled in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, for the inaugural Global Composites Conference. The new international composites industry event, hosted by American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and NetComposites, was designed for corporate leaders in the industry with a focus on global business, trends and insights for the global composites market.