Hydrosize Carbon solutions allow customers to leverage carbon fibre’s unique benefits and produce higher quality composite parts. This is done by tailoring the surface chemistry of the reinforcement fibres to the chemistry of the matrix resin, thereby optimising the interfacial adhesion between the polymers and the fibres.
This diverse range of grades 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.
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.
Their Hydrosize Carbon 400 Series include 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.
Mr. Steve Bassetti, Group Marketing Director, and Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, Research Chemist, from Michelman’s Industrial Manufacturing Group are presenting a technical paper entitled Effect of Sizing on the Interfacial and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fibre (CF) Reinforced Polyamide (PA6,6) Composites. As there is a lack of literature on experimental and direct determination relating micromechanical properties such as interfacial shear strength to the macro-mechanical performance of composites containing sized or un-sized carbon fibre, look for their presentation to demonstrate the effects of fibre surface-treatment and sizing on the interfacial and mechanical properties of carbon fibre/nylon (PA6,6) composites.
Visit Michelman in booth #H48 at CAMX 2019.