- Improve bulk, stiffness and flexibility (1% Expancel increases bulk and thickness up to 25%)
- Reduction in grammage is possible
- Improve production capacity
- Adding antislip properties in coatings
Expancel SL is a fantastic example of how easily our microspheres disperse in water. With particle sizes ranging from 10μm – 16μm, they expand at temperatures up to 125°C (257°F) and are perfect for getting the right bulk and stiffness in your product or adding antislip properties to your paper coating.
Request a sample of Expancel SL and speak to our experts for product advice.
(1) "Particle size of Expancel Microspheres"
(2) "Thermomechanical analysis of Expancel MS"
Delivered as slurry in 1 m3 containers. Use the product within two years after production date, if unopened.
Not all grades available in all locations. Check local sales office for availability.
SLU means that no salt (NaCL) has been added to the slurry. The addition of salt will further decrease the expansion temperature by approx 8 to 10°C.
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
We have an R&D organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of Expancel in your application.