Liquid Foaming Agent promotes inline production flexibility.
October 28, 2013 -
Targeting extruded vinyl construction applications, Excelite™ addresses requirements for trim, panels, partitions, profiles, and decking. Products can be metered directly at extruder feed throat, reducing product changeover time. Liquid dispersion properties promote even distribution of active foaming agents to create fine, consistent cell structure that enables densities of 0.45g/m³ and less to be achieved while maintaining surface finish quality and physical properties.
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PolyOne Introduces Efficiency-Boosting ColorMatrix Excelite(TM) Liquid Foaming Agents at K 2013
New liquid carrier technology increases reproducibility, reduces density and streamlines processing for vinyl building and construction extrusion applications.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a global leader in liquid color and additives for plastics, is unveiling new grades of Excelite™ liquid foaming solutions for extruded vinyl construction applications at K 2013 (Hall 8a / Stand J13) this week. These solutions can help customers reduce density and total systems cost – without compromising mechanical properties or surface aesthetics – to differentiate their offering and increase market share.
Excelite™ liquid foaming agents were launched in 2008 as the world’s first liquid dispersion chemical foaming agent for extruded vinyl. The new formulations launching today address specific requirements for trim, panels, partitions, profiles and decking in building and construction extrusion applications.
“We are collaborating with building material manufacturers in a competitive industry to help them produce the highest quality products as efficiently and cost effectively as possible,” explains Bjoern Klaas, director of new product development and operations, ColorMatrix. “Our customers are looking for materials that improve operational efficiencies in addition to enhancing weight reduction. Our advanced liquid carrier technology allows Excelite formulations to improve control of production tolerances and increase reproducibility to streamline manufacturing, minimize wastage and increase profitability.”
The new Excelite™ formulations can enhance individual extrusion processes and applications including:
Thick sheet applications such as panels and partitions
Profiles and decorative moldings
Low maintenance, weather-resistant decking
Trim and siding products for protecting and enhancing building exteriors
Excelite™ foaming agents can be metered directly at the extruder feed throat for in-line production flexibility that reduces product changeover time and increases productivity. Its liquid dispersion properties promote even distribution of the active foaming agents to create a fine and consistent cell structure that enables customers to achieve densities of 0.45g/m³ and less while maintaining surface finish quality and physical properties.
PolyOne Corporation, with 2012 revenues of $2.9 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.
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