Our microspheres can be used in applications with process temperatures up to 235°C (455°F). Either as a blowing agent on its own, or combined with physical or chemical blowing agents. It can be found in PVC, TPR, TPU and rubber - across a wide range of thermoplastic applications used all over the word. The advantages it delivers will help you achieve lighter products with higher quality in thermoplastics.
These benefits are merely the tip of the iceberg of what Expancel brings to your process. It can also be used in a wide range of binder systems which are applied on the substrate by impregnation, coating, spraying or lamination.
No expensive equipment or licensing necessary. Just add Expancel.
Add Expancel microspheres to the mix and easily achieve density reduction levels between 10-30% in injection molding.
Usable in almost every type of extrusion line, our microspheres help you reach perfect expansion in profiles, hoses, sheets, cables and more.
Expanded microspheres withstands the thermoforming stage to give you a brilliantly foamed product. Both thin and thick sheets foamed with Expancel leads to feasible thermoforming of e.g. PS and PP.
Make foamed parts with blow molding processes, but note that adjustments might be necessary on blow pressure to reach low densities.
Produce beautifully foamed sheets of e.g. PVC in calendaring processes.
|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.|
|Expancel FG||Foodgrade. Dry. Unexpanded||Dry, unexpanded and as Masterbatch. Used in food packaging applications such as wine corks, cap seals, packaging and more.|
We have an R&D organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Expancel in your application.