Dixie Chemical Company was recently featured on the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation’s website. The spotlight highlights the chemical company’s work with epoxy-producing partners to support major composites manufacturers. Together, the groups are working to convert styrenated polyester and vinyl ester resin systems into high-performance epoxy-anhydride systems.
Open Innovation Through Composites Manufacturing
A market leader, Dixie Chemical joined IACMI in 2017 with the hopes to accelerate composites in market segments like electrical, oil and gas, infrastructure, transportation, and wind and alternative energy.
“IACMI cultivates a rich environment for our leadership, technical, and commercial teams to connect with industry leaders for the common goal of advancing composites technologies,” said Mike Gromacki, President of Dixie Chemical, in the member spotlight.
The chemical company, along with other IACMI members, has led the charge to propel composites manufacturing into the future with technology projects focused on things like closed molding, filament winding and pultrusion.
By collaborating with other members on projects, Dixie Chemical helps advance IACMI’s mission: to reduce technical risk and develop a supply chain to support the growing composites industry through the adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. This will eventually create low-cost, energy-efficient composites manufacturing for several sectors, particularity in vehicles and wind turbines.
This isn’t the first time Dixie Chemicals has collaborated with specialty chemical industry leaders. Last year, the company partnered with Evonik and NYU to create syntactic foam for products used in areas like aerospace, deep sea application and transportation. Their work was featured in Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine.
About Dixie Chemical Company
Since 1946, Dixie Chemical has been committed to manufacturing high-quality, high-performance chemical products that improve our world. With 300 customers in 25 countries, Dixie Chemical is a proven partner for open innovation in thermoset materials, alkaline paper sizing, and fuel and lube markets. For more information, visit www.dixiechemcial.com.