Hydrocerol is a chemical foaming and nucleating agents from Clariant Masterbatches. These 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.
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.