XO-379
Chemical Foaming Agent (CFA)
Product Data
   
Application Intended for use in Polystyrene extrusion applications where very fine and uniform cells are required. Especially recommended for nucleation of direct gassed polystyrene foams.
Characteristics Endothermic Decomposition
Regulatory Status All Raw Materials Are GRAS (generally regarded as safe)
Physical Apperance Supplied as White Pellets
   
Technical Data  
Decomposition Range  Beginning at 145° C (293° F)
Processing Recommendations Maximum gas yields are achieved when processing temperatures of 185-230° C (365-446° F) are reached
   
Usage Levels  
Injection Molding 0.5-2.0%
Extrusion  0.2-1.5% for nucleation
0.5-2.5% for chemical foaming
   
The information and recommendations made herein are based on the research of others and are believed to be accurate. However, nothing herein is to be taken as a warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy of the information or the use of this product, and purchasers should make their own tests and evaluation to determine the suitability of this product in their application. Nothing herein is to be construed as a recommendation to use or as a license to operate under or to infringe any existing patents.
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