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2008_6_r_stevens - Chemical Blowing Agents Reasons for use...

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Chemical Blowing Agents - Reasons for use, Blowing Agents types and Specialty Products Russ Stevens Sales Development Manager Genitron Blowing Agents BPRI Conference 22th October 2008
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BPRI Conference 22th October 2008 2 What are Chemical Blowing Agents ? Can be classified as a Plastic Additive . Used in a cross section of Polymers. Can be used in various processing techniques, e.g. extrusion Aid processing. Optimisation of end product. They are Organic or Inorganic compounds . They decompose under the influence of temperature or catalysis. They are exothermic or endothermic in nature. At least one of the decomposition products is a gas A foamed cellular structure is formed within the polymer
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