Using Expancel in printing ink lets you create your desired surface effect on textiles, wallpapers, polyester film and much more. Our microspheres let you create 3D surface effects by heating the print to a temperature where the microspheres expand - before curing and drying the ink.
And if you want to achieve a soft, velvety look and feel, a smooth matt surface, a peach or suede finish – Expancel is available at different particle sizes to get the right outcome. Expancel's unexpanded microsphere products are designed for waterborne and solvent-borne formulations as well as PVC plastisols.
Developing printing inks with our microspheres will not only benefit your process, it'll give you a magnificent outcome for your application.
|Product groups||Characteristics||Main applications|
|Expancel WU||Wet. Unexpanded||For waterborne applications: carpet underlays, printing inks, technical textiles and nonwovens plus more.|
|Expancel DU||Dry. Unexpanded||For applications where no water can be added: industrial nonwoven textiles, underbody coatings & sealants, silicone rubber, shoe soles, etc.|
We have an R&D organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Expancel in your application.