Voltek expands Minicel? capacity and enhances capabilities

LAWRENCE, MA (February 2004) – In order to meet the growing needs of the market, Voltek LLC has increased the capacity its Minicel? polyolefin foam production and enhanced the product’s capabilities. This increase has been made possible by the addition of state-of-the-art equipment which in addition will also enhance the breadth and quality of the Minicel closed-cell foam.

Minicel is an extremely fine-celled, chemically cross-linked foam that is ideal for applications, which require thicker sections of foam, and combines a smooth aesthetic feel with superior physical and chemical properties. Some of these applications include the transportation/marine, healthcare, building and construction, and sports and leisure industries. Minicel is available in a wide range of types, colors, and densities of 1.5 pcf to 22 pcf and a thickness up to four inches in densities ranging from 1.5 to 6.25.

Voltek also offers Minicel "S" type foams, which are an excellent option for molding applications. When "S" type foams are compared with traditional crosslinked polyolefin bun foams, they have superior resistance to permanent set, are more resilient, possesses high coefficient of friction, and is softer at higher densities. This last feature permits the use of high density foams with their better physical properties while maintaining softness and conformability. All Minicel products are non-toxic and contain no CFC, HCFC, or hydrocarbon blowing agents. In addition, Minicel products do not contain any natural rubber latex, nor is it used in any manner with Voltek?s processing equipment.