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PolyOne Launches Chemical Foaming Additives for Injection Molded Polymers

Published on 2019-08-07. Author : SpecialChem

PolyOne has announced availability of ColorMatrix™ Excelite™ IM chemical foaming additives (CFAs), formulated specifically for injection molding applications. With Excelite IM, processors can achieve density reductions, smoother surface finishes.

As a complement to PolyOne’s liquid Excelite CFA portfolio for extrusion, new Excelite IM CFAs are engineered for a wide range of injection molded polymers, including olefins, PVC, polystyrene, PC/ABS, and high-heat materials.

Improve Dispersion for Enhanced Performance and Efficacy


Excelite IM consists of a fully endothermic concentration that improves dispersion over conventional CFAs for enhanced performance and efficacy. With Excelite IM, processors can achieve density reductions, smoother surface finishes, and notably reduced sink marks resulting in lower scrap rates and higher productivity.

Foaming Technologies for Weight and Density Reduction

Excelite IM provides our injection molding customers with process efficiencies and quality improvements that help them differentiate and reduce costs, while reinforcing our proven track record in foaming technologies for weight and density reduction,” says Will Nordloh, general manager, ColorMatrix North America with PolyOne. “We’re also directly addressing customer needs and market trends for sustainability and lightweighting.

New Excelite IM chemical foaming additives are suitable for use in automotive, construction, commercial, personal care packaging or structural foamed applications. Specific grades are also available to meet food contact requirements.

Source: PolyOne
Avient: Focused on sustainable materials
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