Nouryon (Bermocoll, Expancel) (Sweden & China)
a. Bermocoll our non-ionic cellulose ethers
Bermocoll is a group of non-ionic cellulose ethers; based on cellulose, a natural polymer from wood pulp or cotton linter. They are manufactured in two main cellulose ethers types EHEC (ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose) and MEHEC (methyl ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose).
Bermocoll grades are all soluble in water and are used in a variety of industrial applications, but mainly in water-based paints and in building products. They are delivered in the form of a whitish free-flowing powder of different particle sizes.
b. Expancel is a lightweight filler and blowing agent all in one. Its high performance opens a world of possibilities
It is a simple concept – a small thermoplastic microsphere encapsulating a gas. Add heat and the gas expands while the shell softens giving a dramatic increase in volume. This will help you:
- cut manufacturing costs,
- reduce weight,
- improve yields,
- minimize the use of resin,
- create attractive textures and more.