Reduce the weight and amount of plastic in finished goods
Foaming agents are chemicals that facilitate the formation of voids (cavities filled with gas) that displace the areas that would normally be filled with solid plastic. This not only reduces the weight of the finished product, but it also reduces the amount of plastic in the finished product. Lighter weight products reduce the amount of fuel required for shipping, which lowers transportation cost and reduces environmental impact.
Chemical foaming agents can be added to a solid polymer before heating rather than injecting nitrogen or fluorocarbons into already fluidized polymer. Ampacet offers a full range of exothermic and endothermic chemical foaming agents, each tailored to a variety of specific applications.
Ampacet chemical foaming agents are specifically designed for thin-gauge blown, cast or coextruded films. Typical applications include tablecloths, placemats, merchant and shopping bags and rigid blow molded containers.
For more information on Ampacet chemical foaming agents masterbatches and other R3 sustainable solutions, their applications and complete Regulatory Status, please complete the product inquiry form or contact Ampacet or your local Ampacet representative.