MuCell Microcellular Foaming Solutions for Engineered Plastic Parts

Improved Quality & Lower Costs


Successful MuCell applications are the result of several intricate pieces coming together in creating a high performance injection molding system. Over the years, Trexel has established several close partnerships with leading injection molding machine, polymer, tool and hot runner manufacturers, providing the end user with a maximum return on the investment in the MuCell technology.

Proper Group

Proper Group is a leading provider of Production Injection Molds, Prototypes, Reaction Injection Molds, Check Fixtures and Rapid Prototype solutions.

Injection Moulding Machines

Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the $27 billion plastic technology and processing industry. We are the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment.


ARBURG is one of the leading global manufacturers of injection molding machines, robotics systems, complex production cells and other peripherals.


ENGEL is the largest manufacturer worldwide of injection molding machines. ENGEL offers systematic turnkey solutions from a single source.


Haitian has delivered about 27,000 machines in 2014. Approximately 30% of sales was for export to over 130 countries. Haitian International is the world largest manufacturer of injection molding machines in terms of numbers of machines.


JSW - Japanese Steel Works is a leading manufacturer of electric plastic injection molding machines.

Krauss Maffei

KraussMaffei is one of the biggest names in plastics processing technology, designing, manufacturing and supplying leading edge injection and extrusion equipment.

Chen Hsong

The Chen Hsong Group was established by Dr. Chen Chiang in 1958. After more than half a century of endless expansion, Chen Hsong has grown from a small machinery workshop to one of the largest manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the world. Chen Hsong produces around 15,000 machines annually, approximately 1 machine sold in every 10 minutes, with a customer base covering more than 90 countries worldwide.


BASF is one of the world's leading producers of high-quality plastics. The Performance Polymers and Polyurethanes divisions offer energy-efficient products and customer-oriented system solutions.

Lubrizol Lubrizol Corporation is a provider of specialty chemicals for the transportation, industrial, and consumer markets.
Hot Runner Systmes
Mold Masters

Mold-Masters, a Milacron product brand, is one of the world's leading suppliers of hot runner technology and systems specializing in high cavitations packaging applications.


Synventive Molding Solutions is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hot runner systems and components specializing in leading edge automotive applications.

Moldex3D is designed to deliver just-in-time molding solutions with fewer mold trials and faster time-to-market.  Moldex3D R12 maximizes the success potential with new capabilities and features like simulation for MuCell.


Autodesk® Moldflow® provides fast, accurate, and flexible plastic injection molding simulation tools to help CAE analysts, designers, and engineers make great products.


  • "The new Golf VII is different: The Instrument Panel retainer is molded with the MuCell process, significantly reducing weight.  A welcome side effect: improved dimensional stability due to reduced residual stress in the part."

    Dr. Roger Hillert
    Head of Polymer Group
    Volkswagen AG

  • Hoffer

    "Trexel has made it very easy. They have a very easy point of entry and they're easy to work with. They helped us tremendously from an equipment and design standpoint and have been here around the clock to support us on any issues that we've had."

    Mr. Jack Shedd
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Hoffer Plastics Corp.

  • Nissei

    "MuCell technology permits improvements in part accuracy...process environmentally clean...applications...wide ranging fields...automobile, home appliances, IT, office Automation industries"

    Hozumi Yoda

  • Nissei

    "We have incorporated the MuCell processing technology into our manufacturing process for over 4 years now and that has allowed us to customize our designs to offer premium cushioning with a reduced amount of material. We have found the durability of these components exceeds standard foam running shoe applications – offering a longer wearing shoe with more rebound and energy return to our customers."

    Katherine Petrecca Strategic Business Unit Manager
    New Balance