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When to Use Expanded Microspheres Versus Unexpanded Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Feb 23, 2022 12:22:17 PM

Thermoplastic microspheres can be used in a wide variety of applications, but how do know when to choose an expanded versus unexpanded microsphere?

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Topics: Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres, Unexpanded Microspheres

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 expanded…

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Topics: Dualite, Polymeric Microspheres, Unexpanded 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 natural…

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

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)

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 the…

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

How to Lower Thermal Conductivity with Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Mark Elve on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Energy savings is always an important topic and of high importance to many companies and consumers.  Polymeric microspheres are composed of a…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Chemical Intermediates

Microspheres: How to Evaluate New Applications

Posted by Mark Elve on Apr 6, 2020 10:48:00 AM

In order to evaluate the suitability of microspheres in general or specific grades for a new application, the thermal, physical, and chemical…

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Topics: Micrsopheres, Dualite, Expanded Microspheres, Unexpanded Microspheres

Dualite® Microspheres: What are they and how to use them?

Posted by Mark Elve on Mar 18, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Dualite microspheres are hollow polymeric microspheres containing  a hydrocarbon core such as isobutane and isopentane. 

We supply 2 types of microspheres:

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

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

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