AkzoNobel Pulp and Paper / Eka Chemicals

By: Akzonobel  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Wine Bottle, Surface Finish, Plastic Shell

Heat an Expancel microsphere and something surprising happens. The plastic shell softens and its volume increases by more than 40 times. But what’s even more amazing is that something this small can improve our customers’ products and profitability so much. That’s because they save costs in materials, production, finishing, handling and transportation.

Expancel microspheres have already worked their magic in many different industries.

They’re used for applications such as injection-moulded PVC soles for footwear, printing ink, paper and board. And you can also use them to make tennis balls, artificial marble, wine bottle corks and even filler for vehicle bodies and boats.

Expancel microspheres are available in two different forms – unexpanded and expanded. Depending on which you choose, they can:

  • Act as a blowing agent or lightweight filler 
  • Improve applicability or surface finish 
  • Increase durability while reducing weight

Keywords: Bottle Corks, Plastic Shell, Surface Finish, Vehicle Bodies, Wine Bottle,

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