Compared to chemical blowing agents Expancel Microspheres’ fine, uniform cells achieves a more controlled result on foamed end products. However, if your application calls for a ‘best of both worlds’ effect, Expancel can be mixed with chemical or physical blowing agents.
Our microspheres, decades in the making, are thermoplastic particles with shells that encapsulates gas. This will make your product not just cost effective and light but also add numerous other benefits.
They expand at temperatures ranging from 80°C - 235°C (185°F - 455°F) for a range of advantages and a host of applications.
|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.|
|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 SL||Slurry, dispersed in water. Unexpanded||Used in applications like core board, box board, paper coatings and leather.|
|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 Microspheres in your application.