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Why Choose Expanded Polymeric Microspheres

Posted by Chase Corp Editor on Aug 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM
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Polymeric Micrsopheres Series E

Expanded Polymeric Microspheres are unique lightweight, hollow microspheres. These low-density microspheres are recommended for evaluation as lightweight additives to reduce density, increase volume solids, and lower volume cost. They can maintain or may enhance, product properties.

1- Expanded microspheres are used to:
  • Reduce costs
  • Reduce shrinkage
  • Reduce weight (by reducing density)
  • Improve sound damping
  • Lower VOC emissions

2. Typical Applications for the Expanded Series include:

  • FRP Compounds
  • Automotive Underbody Coatings
  • Modeling Clays
  • Patching Compounds
  • Building Materials
  • Sound Deadening
  • Explosives
  • Foams
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Adhesive and Sealant
  • Textile Printing Inks
  • Synthetic Wood
  • Roof Coatings
  • Polymer Concrete
  • Wire & Cable
  • Cosmetics
  • New ones all the time

3. E Series elastic and resilient microsphere shells are:

  • Non-friable
  • Compressible
  • Shear stable in many manufacturing processes

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4. Some E Series microspheres are coated with CaCO3.

  • This produces a non-agglomerated free-flowing powder
  • This enhances the microsphere compatibility with formulations
  • This helps to limit “floating out” of the microsphere
  • This prevents the microsphere from being an explosive dust hazard

5. E Series has a normally distributed particle size

6. E Series improves the machinability, processability, and workability of many formulations

If you are interested in the E Series Polymeric Microspheres or have any questions regarding microspheres, please contact Chase Corporation.

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Topics: Polymeric Microspheres, Expanded Microspheres