Michelman, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, manufactures a variety of polymeric dispersions and emulsions used as fibre sizing and lubricants used in the production of composite materials.

The NCC is a centre of excellence for the development and commercialisation of composite materials and manufacturing processes for the aerospace, defence, ground transportation, commercial and infrastructure markets.

“Being part of the NCC will allow us to network with other members, and collaborate on innovative product development ideas and opportunities," says Dr Andy Brink, Global Technology and Business Development Manager for Fibers & Composites at Michelman.

"Our combined resources will allow us to bring innovative solutions to the fibres and composites markets more quickly and cost effectively."