Cost and environmental benefits delivered at source, kinder to the planet

MUCELL technology is a remarkable patented process that creates “micro-bubbles” in the core of plastic parts or products by injecting gas into them as they are manufactured. This produces a foamed core bounded by a solid skin as one integral material that seems indistinguishable from a solid product.

A MUCELL extruded part or product can be designed to perform like solid plastic, but will typically use 15-20% less material. These cost and environmental benefits are delivered by using inert carbon dioxide or nitrogen gas reducing plastic content at source.

MuCell Extrusion patented technology, backed by significant know-how, has been developed and successfully applied to LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PS, PP,PA, PVDF, PET, PLA, PVC and TPE processing. Other materials are under development.

MuCell Extrusion LLC licenses this technology with a fee payable as a percentage of savings. If you don’t save you don’t pay!

MUCELL technology can be designed into or retrofitted for the following extrusion processes

  • flexible (film) processing
    • blown or cast film
    • mono or multi-later
  • Extrusion blow moulding
    • Shuttle and wheel technology
  • Flat sheet extrusion

MUCELL extrusion technology is extensively used in the following markets

  • disposable packaging, especially
    • food packaging
    • health and beauty product packaging
    • household cleaning products
    • automotive fluids packaging
    • industrial packaging
  • automotive and other transportation
  • industrial seals and gaskets
  • furniture
  • recreational products

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MUCELL Extrusion LLC, based in Mass. USA, is wholly owned by Zotefoams plc. It licences MUCELL technology to end users such as Unilever, and develops further intellectual property (IP) in the process.

MuCell® is a registered trademark of Trexel Inc, licensed exclusively to MuCell Extrusion LLC for use in microcellular foaming of extrusion products.