2]," Chul Park and Dong Lai Xu, University of Toronto, Canada; and "The effect of extrusion conditions on the morphology of chemically foamed
thermoplastic elastomers," Denis Rodrigue and Ramin Khodabashkh, Universite Laval, Canada.
Demand for foamed
polystyrene demand is expected to exhibit below average growth through 2013 to 2.
Applications for use include foamed
2) that elastomeric alloys may be foamed
using water as the sole mechanical blowing agent.
silicone elastomers may be based on HCR or RTV formulations.
Earthstone International, LLC today announced that it has retained Allegiance Capital Corporation, a Dallas-based, full-service investment banking firm to raise $9-12 million in investment funds to be used to increase the marketing effort behind the company's current product lines of non-toxic, chemical-free, home-improvement and cleaning products and to fuel research and development efforts on the use of its white foamed
glass technology for residential and commercial building products.
Foam technology has been extended to elastomeric alloys to allow their use in foamed
According to David Bernstein, President and CEO of Trexel, "We have demonstrated that the MuCell process has wide applicability across a number of diverse materials, resulting in foamed
products with increased toughness and compressive and tensile strength.
Despite early experiments with sodium bicarbonate--ordinary baking soda--the era of foamed
plastics had to await the results of German work on hydrazine-based rocket propellents during World War II.
Several layers are applied--solid or foamed
, reinforced or unreinforced--and cured in the open mold at ambient temperature.
Utilizing a Cannon shuttle table, 10 windows are being foamed
on one platen while an equal number of parts on a second platen are being unloaded and loaded up for the next batch.
In solid molded versions, thermal cycling led to cracking of the O-ring used to position the part, whereas the foamed
product proved crack resistant.
These early foamed
films are mature products now in relatively flat markets.
to develop foamed
wood composites that could replace pressure-treated lumber.
The two stumbling points have been the difficulty of foaming PET into consistent sheet product, as well as the difficulty and cost of reusing the copious foamed
scrap left from thermoforming.