MATERIALS: PE/PS Expandable Bead for Packaging Does Not Require Refrigeration

Nova Chemicals has added Arcel ULV to its line of PE/PS expandable beads.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nova Chemicals, Moon Township, Pa., has introduced a new grade of Arcel PE/PS interpolymer expandable bead for packaging that can be stored without refrigeration. Arcel ULV is the Arcel grade with the lowest level of blowing agent. With an 18-day lead time, it can now be shipped in an intermodal shipping container to locations already receiving EPS in intermodal containers. With single-pass pre-expansion, this product is reportedly can achieve molded part densities as low as 1.7 pcf.