Highly elastic with an ability to withstand huge amounts of compression makes our microspheres adept at resisting thermal shock. This is especially important in cultured marble as it needs to withstand hot/cold cycles and thus, prevent from damaging over time. The resilience factor also comes into play during production phase, as Expancel microspheres' elasticity greatly reduces the risk of cracks and other damage.
The low density of the microspheres lets you add bulk without adding weight which enables you to develop a durable, long-lasting marble that's relatively light– even at low additions.
Our microspheres also create an internal pressure in the finished product which counters shrinking. Plus, the closed cell structure of the microspheres reduces water absorption.
What's more, our microspheres make cultured marble easier to manage when it comes to crafting it. Drilling, sanding, cutting and trimming will take less toll on tools, which enhances their lifetime. Also, the low surface area of Expancel decreases the need for resin/binder compared to many other fillers. Saving you costs in the process.
|Product groups||Characteristics||Main applications|
|Expancel DE||Dry. Expanded||Used in products where no water can be added. Great for polyester putty, cultured marble, model-making board and more.|
We have an R&D organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Expancel in your application.