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微細発泡成形は、射出成形品における、樹脂消費量の削減とサイクルタイムの短縮による環境負荷低減、軽量化およびコスト削減と、成形での圧力および応力の低減による品質および寸法安定性の向上など、多くの利点をもたらします。トレクセルは、微細発泡射出成形品に20年以上注力しており、ほぼすべての熱可塑性樹脂において、さまざまな発泡成形における応用例にも対応してきました。私たちは、微細発泡成形において、どのようにすれば、ご要望の用途にうまく適用させることができるか、また、ご要望の成果を出せないかも理解しています。私たちは、20年以上にわたって経験した多くの失敗から学び、その多くを成功に変えてきました。私たちの技術はそれらの経験から得たノウハウと共に発展してきました。私たちは微細発泡に100%注力しており、お客様が成功を収められるように取り組んでいます。
Trexel is primarily a supplier of physical foaming equipment (MuCell®) and chemical foaming agents (TecoCell®). While we have some molding capacity for trial purposes, we do not normally provide injection molding services except in very special, short-term cases.

No. The purchase price of our foaming systems includes royalty-free access to our patent portfolio.

As a supplier of both chemical and physical foaming solutions, Trexel is uniquely qualified to help you choose the best technology for your application and situation. Contact us  for a consultation. For additional information, please take a look at our blog post on the subject.

No. A MuCell® system purchased through any of our licensed partners is supplied and can be supported by Trexel. We work very closely with our licensed partners to deliver the right MuCell® system for your application. Purchasing a new injection molding machine equipped with MuCell® holds many advantages over a retrofit, as the machine can be built as MuCell®-capable at the beginning, eliminating the need for a retrofit of the control system and plasticizing unit.
It starts with a phone call to your nearest Trexel rep. Depending on the information we receive in this initial conversation, we may choose to send a technician to do a survey in the field of your machine to determine the scope of a retrofit. We rarely find an injection molding machine that we can’t retrofit!

For TecoCell, simply contact us and we can arrange a sample along with a molding guide to help you run a trial on your own equipment. For MuCell, Trexel is equipped to run molding trials in our own facilities and also to organize a trial in a partner facility. Contact us to discuss your trial needs and we can find the best solution.

No. MuCell® Extrusion and Trexel were all one company, but Zotefoams purchased the extrusion business from Trexel and now runs MuCell® Extrusion as one of their divisions. Trexel is focused on injection molding and automotive blow molding applications, although we are open to looking at extrusion applications for our TecoCell® product.

We have successfully foamed virtually every polymer type. The only limitation is Liquid Crystal Polymer. The low-solubility of supercritical fluid in LCP limits applications to larger shot sizes only for this material.