Hydrocerol®

Chemical Foaming & Nucleating Agents

Edition Date :
June 01, 2015

Hydrocerol chemical foaming and nucleating agents from Clariant Masterbatches are commonly used in consumer goods and automotive components to reduce part weight without compromising stiffness or mechanical properties. In packaging, they save material and improve productivity, while preserving aesthetic appeal. Recently developed Clariant technology yields foam with smaller and more uniform cells so that processors can use 10 to 20% less plastic to create components that are visually identical to heavier, solid-walled parts. This makes Hydrocerol very attractive to companies committed to reducing the potential environmental impact of their products.
For more details see the Innovation Spotlight page for Hydrocerol.

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  • Benefits

    When used in the structural foam molding process, chemical foaming agents generate a cellular foam structure in the part interior. This technology delivers many advantages, including the following:

    • Reduced part weights
    • Reduced cycle times
    • Reduced warping and sink marks
    • Improved melt flow
    • Improved dimensional stability
    • Enhanced specific mechanical properties
  • Safety and MSDS

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  • Applications

    • Appliances: Washing machines, dryers, fridges / freezers, dishwashers, ovens, air-conditioners, heaters/ radiators, vending machines
    • Small Household Electrical Appliances/Communications, Computers, Consumer Electronics/Power Tools: Vacuum cleaners, irons, kettles, toasters, rice-cookers, microwave ovens, blenders/mixers, food processors, coffee machines, water dispensers, electric razors, hair driers Drills, sanders, power-saws, powered lawn and garden equipment (mowers, edge-trimmers, hedge-trimmers) Computers, computer monitors, copiers/ scanners/ printers, postage machines, telephones, modems, audio devices (MP3, radio, CD), video devices (TV, DVD, cameras), mass storage (hard drivers, back-up memory etc.), GPS, Watches
    • Household and Office Goods: Small Reusable Containers, general house-hold utensils, rubbish bins, Recycle bins, clothes hangers, lighters, Ribbons, Stationery, Writing implements (pens, pencils), files, binders, photographic papers, Domestic waste containers, Buttons, Rubber Bands, Zippers, Artificial Trees, Decorative plants, Luggage, Suitcases, , washing-up bowls. Food Services, plastic eating and drinking utensils, Seedling cup trays, flower pots, decorative planters, window boxes
    • Indoor & Outdoor Furniture: Domestic furniture and office furniture, outdoor & garden furniture. Stadium Seats
    • Hygiene & Baby Product: Manual Toothbrush, Razors, Combs, Dental Flosses, Brushes, Paper, Soap, and Tissue dispensers, Sanitary supplies, Baby Products (Feeding bottles, cups, teething rings, prams / push-chairs / buggies, car seats)
    • Sports/Leisure/Gardening: Shoes, Snow equipment (ski, boots, poles, boards,); water-sports (ski, diving-fins, kayaks,); fishing tackle, tennis rackets, football, baseball, soccer, cricket, lacrosse equipment Garden tools (Non-powered lawn and garden tools. Watering equipment e.g. sprinklers), Pet Accessories, Bicycles, Hand Tools (Non-powered tools. E.g. hammers, screw-drivers.), Eyewear (Sun-glasses, safety glasses, ski and sports goggles.), Lens Manufacturers, Ammunition
    • Toys
    • Industrial Applications: Capacitor Sleeve, Machinery Manufacturer, Conveyor Belts, Valves, Analytical Machines, O-rings, Security Seals, Bobbins, Water Filtration, Billboards (Advertising boards, PP / PVC foam-board), Water Meters, Security, access cards, smart cards, SIM cards, Credit Cards, Food Service products, Livestock tags, Tree guards, Fertilizer
    • Construction-Pipes, Profiles, Junction Boxes: Water, domestic heating pipe, drainage pipe, irrigation pipe including large diameter corrugated pipe. Pipe fittings. Profiles (Decking, general building profiles). Fencing Fence materials, barriers Seals (Seals around windows and doors in EPDM, PVC, TPE etc.) .Conduit and Junction Boxes (Conduits in PVC, PP, PA etc. (plain wall pipe, corrugated-pipe, trunking) used to protect wires and cable. Junction boxes, corner pieces, end-fittings, cable-feed throughs), Water Filtrations, Irrigation Systems (Sprinklers, large bore irrigation pipe)
    • Construction-Safety, Lighting and Traffic Signals: Safety materials for construction sites - hard-hats, cones, scaffolding, road barriers, etc., Light fittings (domestic and industrial), torches, street lighting
    • Construction - Energy & Insulation: Photovoltaic, oil and gas exploration pipe, wind and geo thermal energy related products, Thermal insulation materials
    • Construction - Wire & Cable: Analogue Signal Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Power Cable, Tension Cable
    • Transportation-Under the hood: Lighting systems, cooling system, engine covers, electrical, electronic sensors, front end modules, air-intakes. Batteries (including 12V, 9V, AAA, A, D etc. Lead-acid types for standby power-supplies, automotive)
    • Transportation- Interior (Non-Fiber): Hooks, handles, visors, door panels, dash boards, column trim, etc.
    • Transportation –Exterior: Includes wheel trim, rub strips, grills, sealing systems, as well as large parts such as grills, fenders, bumpers, spoilers
    • Transportation – Other: Airplanes, Boats, Trains, Motorcycles, Jet Ski's, Scooters, Four Wheelers, and Motorcycles 
       
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    For more details see the Innovation Spotlight page for Hydrocerol.
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This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application. 


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