Frequently Asked Questions
Introducing foam to an injection molded part brings many advantages…greener, lighter, and lower cost through reduced material consumption and faster cycle times as well as better quality and dimensional stability through lower pressure and stress in molding. With over 20 years focused on foaming injection-molded parts, Trexel has been involved in thousands of foaming applications with virtually every material family. We understand how to make an application a success with foaming, and we also understand which applications will fail to deliver desired results. In 20+ years we have learned from many failures and converted those learnings into many successes. Our technology has evolved along with our know-how. We are 100% focused on foaming, and we are committed to making your application a complete success.
No. The purchase price of our foaming systems includes royalty-free access to our patent portfolio.
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.
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.