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Endex100™

EndothermicChemical Foaming and Nucleating Agent


 Endex 100

Endothermic Chemical Foaming Agent and Process Aid

 

PHYSICAL FORM: White powder

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Acid and base components

 

PROCESS TEMPERATURES: 148 – 315° C (300 - 600° F)

 

GAS VOLUME: 130–140cc/gram CO2

 

CHARACTERISTICS: Endothermic decomposition


PHYSIOLOGY: All ingredients are Generally Recognized asSafe (GRAS) by the FDA.

 

STANDARD PACKAGING: 25 KGcartons, or 500 KG boxes, 1000 LB boxes (USA only)

 

 

 

This data containsgeneral information and describes typical properties only. It is offered foruse by persons qualified to determine for themselves the suitability of ourproducts for particular purposes. No guarantee is made or liability assumed,the application of this data and the products describes herein being at thesole risk of the user.

 

 Endex100™

EndothermicChemical Foaming and Nucleating Agent


n  INTRODUCTION:

Endex 100™ is a 100% active, free-flowingpowder. It can be used in a wide range of commodity and engineering plastics,combining quality and efficiency with the benefits of versatility and cost effectiveness.

 

Endex 100™ endothermic chemical foaming agentis also a very effective nucleating agent in physical foaming processes. Itsfree-flowing properties make it easy to feed using conventional meteringequipment. It can also be batch blended with pelletized resin using an adhesionpromoter, for example, mineral oil at 1.5 oz per 100 pound (or 45 g per 50 kg)of resin.

 

Endex 100™ liberates carbon dioxide gas in acontrolled manner when subjected to thermo- plastic processing temperatures,and decomposes endothermically, absorbing heat from the polymer. This usuallyresults in shorter cycle times in injection molding, or increased extrusionrates.

 

n  USE LEVELS:

Endex 100™ use levelswill vary with the application, but the following guidelines can be used as astarting point. Optimization for each application is recommended:

• Structural Foam Molding

0.50 %

• Nitrogen Foam Molding

0.15-0.25 %

• Sink Mark Elimination

0.10 %

• Extrusion, Blow Molding

0.20-0.50 % 

• Rotational molding

0.50 %

• Nucleation

0.30-0.50 % 

 

n ADVANTAGES FOR PLASTIC PROCESSOR:

Endex 100™ has many advantages for theplastics processor, including:

• Fine cell structure

 

• Shorter cycle times

• Faster extrusion

• Thick, smooth skins in SFM

• Fast degassing

• Fast painting and decorating

• No plate-out on molds

• Beryllium-copper compatible

• G.R.A.S. or FDA sanctioned ingredients

 

n  PACKAGING:

Endex 100™ is available in 1000 lb boxes.

 

 

 

 

This data containsgeneral information and describes typical properties only. It is offered foruse by persons qualified to determine for themselves the suitability of ourproducts for particular purposes. No guarantee is made or liability assumed,the application of this data and the products describes herein being at thesole risk of the user.

 

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