Michelman to become a partner with AZL Aachen GmbH

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Michelman announces that it will become a partner of AZL Aachen GmbH.  Michelman is looking forward to working in close cooperation with this organization along with the entire lightweight industry’s value chain to drive innovation in composite production.


Mike Annis, Vice President of Michelman’s Industrial Manufacturing Group noted, “Nothing is more important to Michelman than advancing the composites industry and helping our customers be more successful. Our future partnership with AZL will help us do this. Michelman’s leading position as a sizing and surface treatment expert will provide us an opportunity to contribute to joint research and development efforts focused on identifying the best sizing / fiber / resin combinations to enhance composite properties such as increased heat, impact, and fatigue resistance appropriate for a broad range of end-use applications in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries.”


Michelman’s latest move is part of its multi-year investment and partnership strategy to further advance and improve composite development throughout the industry. They have recently joined IACMI and the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials, along with announcing strategic partnerships with Mafic and Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC.


To learn more about Michelman’s multi-year strategy, please visit JEC World 2018 at Pavilion #6, Booth K83 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.


Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites.