Nouryon has completed a €20 million project at Sundsvall, Sweden to increase production of its Expancel expandable microspheres.

'Expancel demand is growing fast as we develop new applications to fulfil customer needs,’ said Sylvia Winkel Pettersson, director at Nouryon. ‘Examples include underbody coatings, weather strips and repair putty for the automotive market, and sealants, floorings and elastomeric cool roof coatings for the construction market.’

Expancel microspheres are used as a lightweight filler and a blowing agent to make end products lighter and protect against damage or shield against the elements, she added.

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