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Trexel Inc., in partnership with Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, has developed a high performance thermoplastic polyurethane foam technology called BounCell-X.
Lubrizol's Estane TPU chemistry with the MuCell physical foam injection molding technologies created BounCell-X, a plasticizer-free, thermoplastic foam with low density and superior performance, the company said.
According to Trexel, BounCell-X benefits include:
• Long-term cushioning.
• Thin solid skin for durable TPU performance.
• Broad property range: hardness and energy absorption/return.
• High efficiency injection molding process with over-molding feasibility.
• Use of industrial regrind/post-consumer recycling, possibility due to no crosslinking or chemical blowing agents in foaming process.
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