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The Use and Incorporation of Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Nov 19, 2019 10:14:19 AM

The Use of Microspheres

The primary benefits of using microspheres are weight reduction and cost reduction.  The cost reduction is based on the…

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres, Unexpanded Microspheres, Master Batch

Understand the Thermal Compatibility of Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Sep 16, 2019 11:31:00 AM

By understanding the Thermal Compatibility of Polymeric Microspheres, it will help guide you in testing them in your formulas.  

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Thermal Compatibility

Get the Right Mix of Microspheres & Solvents in Your Formula

Posted by Mark Elve on Jun 17, 2019 10:19:48 AM

Do you have problems or concerns using polymeric microspheres in certain solvents and are not sure which microspheres to choose?  Making the wrong…

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Topics: Polymeric Microspheres, Chemical Intermediates, Solvents

10 reasons Why Polymeric Microspheres Add Value to the Composite Industry

Posted by Mark Elve on Sep 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The composite industry is highly competitive and wrestles with a number of variables in production. Examples are long exotherms and surface roll-out…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Jun 20, 2018 2:28:50 PM

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Most people are aware that polymeric microspheres can dramatically reduce the cost and weight of their formulas/products. In addition to cost…

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres

What’s the Best Choice for Your Application? Thermoplastic vs. Glass Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Mar 15, 2018 2:00:04 PM

There are several types of low-density hollow microspheres to consider when choosing a microsphere for your application. Thermoplastic, glass, ceramic…

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Are You Making This Mistake When Calculating The Cost of Microspheres?

Posted by Mark Elve on Jan 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM

We are all used to buying things such as gas and milk by the gallon. Have you ever wondered what the costs for these products would be if you paid by…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite

How to Reduce the Density/Cost of your Adhesive 20% or More

Posted by Mark Elve on Dec 19, 2017 11:17:00 AM

The market for adhesives is very competitive.  It is difficult to reduce the density/cost of your adhesive without affecting the adhesives quality and…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite