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Michelman to introduce food contact compliant fiber sizings

News International-French

27 Jan 2014

Michelman will introduce new fiber sizings that comply with the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 repealing Directive 2002/72/EC at the JEC Europe Composites show taking place March 11-13, 2014 in Paris, France.

The new solutions are ideal for sizing fiber that will be used in composites destined for applications including coffee machines, food processors and other appliances and kitchen items where food contact compliance is required.

Products being featured at the show are water-based polyurethanes and polypropylene dispersions that are APE and HAP-free, and exhibit good hydrolytic resistance and thermal stability.  Visitors will see how the company’s focus on developing film former solutions with end-use applications and regulatory compliance in mind is benefiting its customers.

Michelman offers fiber sizing, binders and lubricants under the brand names Hydrosize, FGLASS, Michem Emulsion, U-Nyte and Hydrolube. They are formulated for glass fiber, carbon fiber and natural fibers, with specific grades formulated for compatibility with PE, PP, Thermosets, PPS, PA, PC and PET/PBT.