Blow Molding Applications – When to use MuCell® vs TecoCell®
Click Here for information that will help to determine the appropriate Trexel technology* to use for any blow molding application. Blow molded products may be produced using either TecoCell® an advanced microcellular chemical foaming agent offered by Trexel, or physical foaming via Trexel's MuCell® Process.
This is a description of Trexel policy and recommendations for the development of microcellular blow molded products within the automotive industry. It is assumed that most, if not all, automotive applications make use of accumulator style blow molding machinery.
*Trexel is in control of several patents that are necessary for the production of microcellular blow molded articles within the automobile industry. (US 6,376,059, US 6,706,223, EP 1 040 158B2, ZL99813127.7 (China)
TecoCell Blow Molding
TecoCell® H1 is a chemical foaming system targeted for use with polyolefin materials to provide assistance to the blow molding process with density reductions exceeding 25%.
Equipment: Use of 1 stage screw is recommended.
TecoCell H1 is a specially formulated concentrate that is recommended for foaming polyolefins and polystyrene, and, nucleation of these polymers when foamed with physical blowing agents. This product activates at temperatures above 400˚F. The product is targeted for applications where the smallest cell size achievable with a CFA is required. Click here for the TecoCell H1 Product Information.
For the TecoCell H1 Safety Data Sheet - click here.
TecoCell GT is a specially formulated concentrate that is recommended for foaming PET, PETg, Nylon, PLA and other high temperature processing polymers. TecoCell GT activates at temperatures above 400˚F. The product is targeted for applications where the smallest cell size achievable with a CFA is required. Click here for the TecoCell GT Product Information.
For the TecoCell GT Safety Data Sheet - click here.