Used as a blowing agent, the microspheres help you achieve a very important factor during the foaming process – control. This then makes it much easier to avoid sink marks and voids in the molded sole.
Expancel lets you add volume without simultaneously adding weight. The low density of the microspheres is vital for creating a shoe sole that is not only light, but also very comfortable for long hours on the foot.
With consumer goods, as universal as shoes are, the right look and feel is critical in influencing a purchase decision. Expancel Microspheres gives you the option to create surface finishes such as matt rubber for the best quality shoes that consumers around the world demand.
|Product groups||Characteristics||Main applications|
|Expancel DU||Dry. Unexpanded||For applications where no water can be added: industrial nonwoven textiles, underbody coatings & sealants, silicone rubber, shoe soles, etc.|
|Expancel MB||Masterbatch. Dry. Unexpanded||Masterbatch, mixed with a carrier. Used in thermoplastic applications where Expancel’s closed cells and uniform cell structure gets optimum results.|
We have an R&D organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Expancel in your application.