Compatible Processing Methods

The advantage of Advancell Microspheres can be seen in a wide range of production methods that it can be applied to due to its durability to processing heat and external pressure. This expands the potential of this material being used in a wider range of applications and secures the properties that need to be met.

EXTRUSION

Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile. A material is pushed through a die of the desired cross-section. The two main advantages of extrusion over other manufacturing processes are its ability to create very complex cross-sections and to work materials that are brittle since the material only encounters compressive and shear stresses.

Main Applications:

  • Sealing Material for Automobiles
  • Hoses and Tubing
  • Synthetic Wood
  • Sandwich Panels
  • PVC Flooring

INJECTION

Injection molding forms three-dimensional shapes. Injection molding is similar to extrusion; it is a method through which molten plastic or other materials are pushed through a two-dimensional die opening into a mold. In both processes, the scrap can be recycled, reducing waste. The injection molding process is based on the molten die-casting method.

Main Applications:

  • Shoe Soles
  • Synthetic Corks

COATING

A coating, from a surface engineering point of view, is a layer of material deposited onto a substrate to enhance the surface properties for corrosion and wear protection. Factors affecting the choice of a coating include service environment, life expectancy, substrate material compatibility, component shape, size, and cost.

Main Applications:

  • Thermal Paper
  • Synthetic Leather
  • Expansion Ink
  • Wallpaper