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Trexel to Exhibit New Advancements in MuCell Technology

14 August 2008

Trexel will display several new advancements in MuCell technology at their stand at the upcoming FAKUMA Show this October (14-18th).

The improvements include Series III MuCell technology for small, precision parts, long glass fibre technology for improved dimensional stability, and Variotherm technology for surface appearance when using the MuCell process.

Designers, engineers and moulders who are developing large and technically complex parts can also now harness the mechanical properties of Celstran long-fibre reinforced thermoplastics from Ticona through use of the MuCell process. Industrial trials and testing by Ticona and Trexel engineers have validated an advanced screw design for microcellular long-fibre reinforced mouldings.

Dr. Hartmut Traut, Business Director - Europe of Trexel said, ""The uniquely modified MuCell process, when used with our proprietary screw design, offers Celstran LFRT material users the opportunity to realize tremendous benefits and mechanical property advantages of retained long glass fibres. These include potential weight savings of 10 percent, and a 10 to 20 percent cycle time reduction. In addition, customers can get these benefits along with reduced warpage compared to solid injection moulding and prior iterations of the MuCell process.""