Producing food packaging involves lots of rigorous safety tests. It’s best to work with a partner whose microspheres meet regulations approved by authorities worldwide. Expancel FG products have been given the green light by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for use in agglomerated wine corks. It meets European regulation 10/2011 for plastic packaging and has been approved by the Germany’s BfR food safety authority, for use in paper packaging.

For any application that packages food and beverages, Expancel FG will enhance its safety and consistency. It’s a popular ingredient in the production of agglomerated and synthetic wine corks, cap seals, coatings and packaging.

Expancel FG

Expancel FG

A mouthful of benefits

  • High-resistance microspheres for airtight and shrink-free wine corks that preserves the liquid
  • Allows you to clean cork at granule size which helps avoid cork taint
  • Controlled foaming to realize the full potential of synthetic cork
  • Highly compressible microspheres for no-shrink, anti-absorption sealing

Specification and SDS. The beauty is in the science.

Request a sample and speak to our experts on how best to use Expancel FG. Available as DU and Masterbatch. 

Expancel DU

Variations of ExpancelParticle size(1) of Expancel MSTemperature start(2) (°C)Temperature maximum(2) (°C)TMA-density(2)Density(2) at 140°CSafety Data Sheet
FG52 DU 80 *16–24 µm94–105°C  ≤ 25 [kg/m³]SDS >
FG92 DU 4010–16 µm123–133°C168–178°C≤ 17 [kg/m³] SDS >
FG92 DU 12028–38 µm122–132°C194–206°C≤ 14 [kg/m³] SDS >

Expancel MB

Variations of ExpancelConcentration of MS [%]CarrierHeight of foaming [mm](3)Bulk density [g/l]Safety Data Sheet
FG92 MB 12065 ± 1Copolymer of ethylene vinylacetate (EVA)90–140 (200°C)400–500SDS >

(1)"Particle size of Expancel MS"
(2)"Thermomechanical analysis of Expancel MS"
(3)
"Analytical Method QMS-56"

*Expancel FG52 DU 80 is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, for use in agglomerated cork.

Use the product within three years after production date, if unopened.

Not all grades available in all locations. Check local sales office for availability.

 

Why buy from AkzoNobel

  • AkzoNobel developed and has produced Expancel for more than 35 years
  • Own production plants in Sweden, China, USA and Brazil
  • We deliver a total solution, from top quality microspheres to product development support and on-site expansion systems
  • Experienced sales and application engineers will work closely with you all the way

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We have an R&D organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Expancel in your application.

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