Functional Additives

When to Use Unexpanded Instead of Expanded Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Oct 5, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Thermoplastic microspheres can be used in a wide variety of applications, but how do you know when to choose unexpanded microspheres rather than…

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Unexpanded Microspheres

Why Choose Expanded Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Aug 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Expanded Polymeric Microspheres are unique lightweight, hollow microspheres. These low-density microspheres are recommended for evaluation as…

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Topics: Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres

What Are Microspheres?

Posted by Mark Elve on Jun 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM

As the name suggests, microspheres (sometimes referred to as microballoons) are microscopic lightweight fillers that can be created from various…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Polymeric Microspheres, Solid Glass Microspheres, Hollow Glass Microspheres

Introducing ChasePURe Brand- Polyurethane Dispersions

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Jun 10, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Through its functional additives group, Chase Corporation is proud to announce the ChasePURe brand name as the new designation for its industry-leading…

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Topics: Polyurethane Dispersions, PUDs

How to Offset Rising Costs in Adhesives, Sealants & Coatings with Microspheres!

Posted by Nick Leuci on Apr 13, 2021 2:00:00 PM

The market for adhesives, sealants, paint and coatings is highly competitive. It is difficult to reduce the density/cost of these products without…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Cost Reduction

Not All Microspheres Are Created Equal

Posted by Mark Elve on Mar 24, 2021 2:47:59 PM

There are several types of microspheres available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres, Solid Glass Microspheres, Hollow Glass Microspheres, Cenospheres (Fly Ash)

Water-Borne, Heat-Activated Polyurethanes

Posted by Dan Griffin on Jan 7, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Polyurethane additives have demonstrated the ability to provide adhesion as well as resiliency to coatings and adhesives across a wide range of…

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Polymeric Microspheres: A High-Performance Substitute for Chemical Blowing Agents

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Dec 18, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Physical or chemical blowing agents are used in the manufacture of foams. Physical agents are compressed gases and volatile liquids such as N2, CO2,…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres, Chemical Blowing Agents

Moisture-cure Urethanes: A Durable Formulating Option

Posted by Dan Griffin on Oct 20, 2020 3:20:13 PM

Water-borne polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) have become ubiquitous in many industries due to their improving performance combined with their relatively…

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Topics: Polyurethane Dispersions, Moisture cure urethanes, MCUs

Improve structure & properties with Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Aug 26, 2020 2:57:37 PM

Polymeric Microspheres provide unique physical characteristics and properties in a variety of products. The following is a list of a applications and…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres, Unexpanded Microspheres