Adhesives Magazine

MICHELMAN ACQUIRES HYDROSIZE TECHNOLOGIES

July 16, 2008

Michelman, Cincinnati, has announced the acquisition of Raleigh, NC-based Hydrosize® Technologies, Inc. Hydrosize is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art coatings, including sizings, film formers, fixatives, and binders, as well as resins for the coating and composite industries.

Hydrosize carries its own polyolefin line, which will strengthen and supplement Michelman’s existing offering. The company also boasts the world’s only solvent-free, high-temperature sizing for use in advanced composites.

Hydrosize was co-owned by husband and wife Andy and Heather Brink. Dr. Andy Brink has joined the staff of Michelman to ensure a successful transition, and has been named business development manager, Fibers & Composites.

For more information, visit www.michem.com.