Microcellular Molding involves the controlled use of gas injected into the melt stream via the molding machine. Microcellular Molding, or MuCell®, creates uniform micro-bubbles in a “foaming” action to disperse the plastic evenly within the cavity walls.
Trexel, the company behind MuCell®, has partnered with StackTeck to optimize this technology for the injection molding packaging industry.
The benefits of microcellular molding for the thin-wall packaging industry:
- Less clamp tonnage
- Thin to thick wall flow
- 1:1 wall thickness rib structure
- Material where needed for function versus flow
- Improved dimensional stability
- Less or no part warpage
- Part weight savings up to 30%
Microcellular Molding Video
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