Materials company Michelman has invested in Textechno’s Fimatest adhesion measurement system for glass and carbon fiber sizings.

'As we continue our vision to be the interface expert, it is critical to have analytical equipment that can efficiently fine-tune our sizing to optimize adhesion properties,’ said Steve Bassetti, Michelman’s global marketing director for industrial manufacturing. ‘We have utilized this equipment in our development lab for almost two years, and it is suited for any fiber-matrix combination we have developed.’

‘The market for high-end structural composite applications in the aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors is growing at a rate of 6 to 8% year over year, representing over US$125 billion globally,’ said Dr Michael Effing, senior advisor to Textechno. ‘90% of the market value is glass fiber-based, and 10% is carbon fiber-based. Therefore, reliable testing systems measuring the quality of fibers, fabrics, and the quality of the fiber-matrix adhesion are of tremendous importance to the industry.’

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