Michelman will present its new range of Hydrosize Carbon on CAMX 2019

The Hydrosize Carbon solution is designed to allow customers to take full advantage of the unique advantages of carbon fiber. ©Michelman

Michelman is known as an interface bonding specialist and Hydrosize fiber compound manufacturer in the fiber and composites industry and will present his new line of Hydrosize Carbon at CAMX 2019 in Anaheim, California, in September.

The Hydrosize Carbon solution is designed to allow customers to take full advantage of the unique advantages of carbon fiber to produce higher quality composite parts. This is accomplished by adjusting the surface chemistry of the reinforcing fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin to optimize interfacial adhesion between the polymer and the fibers.

According to the manufacturer, these different grades offer a variety of solutions depending on the compatibility of the resin, the fiber type and the desired composite properties.

Designed for polyamides (including high temperature applications), the Hydrosize Carbon 200 Series is APE-free, solvent and VOC for fiber reinforced nylon composites that require higher thermal stability. The Hydrosize Carbon 300 series is formulated for polycarbonate (PC) and other PC blends, such as PC-ABS, with good chemical resistance and interfacial adhesion to polymer systems. The Hydrosize Carbon 400 Series includes a high performance grade that withstands the extreme processing temperatures required for many high temperature thermoplastics.

Finally, the Hydrosize Carbon 700 series is currently in the final stages of development to improve the performance of carbon fiber reinforced vinyl ester composites and is the goal of SMC applications.

Group Marketing Director Steve Bassetti and Michelman Industrial Manufacturing Group research chemist Muhammad Iqbal are presenting a technical paper entitled “The Effect of Sizing on the Interface and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber (CF) Reinforced Polyamide (PA6, 6) Composites.”

Due to the lack of literature on experimental and direct determination of micromechanical properties, such as interfacial shear strength and macroscopic mechanical properties of composites containing large or undesirable carbon fibers, their performance will demonstrate fiber surface treatment and evaluation of carbon fiber/nylon (PA6, 6) Interface and mechanical properties of the composite.