Clays made with our microspheres will contain their high compressibility and elasticity. As any good quality clay, Expancel gives it superior ductility and handsfeel. The low density of the microspheres allows it also to be easy to handle and pleasant to work with while adding a cost benefit by reducing the amount of binder needed. Depending on the binder system used Expancel can constitute up to 95 volume % of the clay. The closed spheres and resilience of Expancel Microspheres will ensure that shrinkage is kept to an absolute minimum while the clay is drying, and that it'll remain stable during storage.

On top of this, Expancel Microspheres also possess good adhesive qualities making clay easy to paint on.

The best suited Expancel products for modelling clay

Product groups Characteristics Main applications
Expancel WE Wet. Expanded Solid content of about 15%, used in waterborne products. Great for paint and crack fillers, reflective coatings, leather finishing and more.
Expancel DE Dry. Expanded Used in products where no water can be added. Great for polyester putty, cultured marble, model-making board and more.

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