Arcel®  Product Grades in Asia

ARCEL 730

ARCEL 730 resin is our highest volume product, primarily because of its versatility. This product has the best all-around performance for packaging applications, multiple drop protection, cracking resistance, bead size, density range, etc. The typical molded part density range is from 1.2 pcf to 7+ pcf.

ARCEL LD

Ideal for low target part densities, ARCEL LD resin can be used to achieve molded part densities lower than 1.0 pcf (16 g/L). In addition, this product has lower pentane content and offers higher product yield than ARCEL 730 resin. This product helps our customers meet increasingly aggressive cost and sustainability goals.

ARCEL ULV

One of the newest ARCEL resins, ARCEL ULV resin was developed to meet the needs of our customers who do not have access to refrigerated storage and those who want to further reduce their pentane and VOC emissions. With single pass expansion, this product is capable of achieving molded part densities as low as 1.35 pcf.

ARCEL ULV HD

ARCEL ULV HD resin provides non-refrigerated storage and is ideal for higher density applications. This product offers lower molding cycle times for high density applications as compared with standard ULV and is suitable for applications of 1.8pcf and above. As the ARCEL resin grade with the lowest level of blowing agent, this grade will also maximize your yield.

ARCEL 640

This new product has improved impact properties. Minimum achievable molded part density is typically 1.7 pcf with ARCEL 640 resin. This product is well suited for applications requiring improved impact, durability and crack resistance.

ARCEL 640 B

This new product has improved impact properties. Minimum achievable molded part density is typically 1.7 pcf with ARCEL 640 resin. This product is well suited for applications requiring improved impact, durability and crack resistance.

Products

Grade

Brand

Material Type

Product Type

Color

Avg. Pentane Content, Wt %

Mean Unexpanded Bean, mm.

Minimum Batch Expansion Density, pcf

Minimum Single Pass Continuos Expansion Density, pcf

Minimum Doble Pass Expansion Density, pcf

Minimum Batch Final Part Densityb, pcf

730 ARCEL® Resins Expandable PS/PE Interpolymer Regular/Shape Natural/white 8.8 1.25 1.10 1.15 0.85 1.25
LD ARCEL® Resins Expandable PS/PE Interpolymer Regular/Shape Natural/white 7.5 1.45 0.94 1.05 0.80 1.10
ULV ARCEL® Resins Expandable PS/PE Interpolymer Regular/Shape Natural/white 5.5 1.45 1.25 1.45 0.95 1.35
ULV HD ARCEL® Resins Expandable PS/PE Interpolymer Regular/Shape Natural/white 4.5 1.45 1.59 1.90 1.20 1.79
640 ARCEL® Resins Expandable PS/PE Interpolymer Regular/Shape Natural/white 8.8 1.15 1.50 1.85 1.40 1.70
640 B ARCEL® Resins Expandable PS/PE Interpolymer Regular/Shape Gray 8.8 1.15 1.50 1.85 1.40 1.70
Targeted Pentane Content
(%Weight)
Mean Unexpanded Bead Size
(millimeters)
Single Pass Continuous
(Pounds per Cubic Foot (pcf))</sup
Double Pass Continuous
(pcf)
Batch
(pcf)
End-Use Applications

Modified Grades

33MA 6.4 1.40 0.90 0.75 0.90 Insulation, Bean Bags, SIPs, Flotation
33MB 6.1 0.85 1.00 0.80 0.90 Insulation, SIPs, ICFs, Fabricated Packaging
33MC 5.9 0.50 1.25 1.00 1.00 Insulation, SIPs, ICFs, Fabricated & Custom Packaging
33MAHD 5.3 1.40 1.35 0.90 0.90 Insulation, Board Stock, Geofoam
33MBHD 5.2 0.85 1.35 0.90 0.90 Insulation, SIPs, ICFs, Fabricated Packaging, Geofoam
35MB 5.2 0.85 1.25 1.00 1.00 Insulation, SIPs, ICFs, Fabricated & Custom Packaging
35MC 5.0 0.50 1.50 1.15 1.10 Insulation, SIPs, ICFs, Fabricated & Custom Packaging
M77A 6.3 1.25 0.90 0.75 0.85 Insulation, Bean Bags, SIPs, Flotation
M77B 6.5 0.85 0.90 0.75 0.90 Insulation, SIPs, Fabricated Packaging
M77BX 6.5 0.85 0.90 0.75 0.90 Insulation, SIPs, Fabricated Packaging, Faster Age/Cycle Times

Low Pentane Modified Grades

35MAG 4.1 1.40 2.20 1.25 High Density, Types XIV and XV, Geofoam
35MBG 4.0 0.85 2.20 1.25 High Density, Types XIV and XV, Geofoam
35MCG 3.9 0.50 1.40 High Density, Types XIV and XV, Geofoam
M77BLV 4.5 0.85 1.20 0.90 0.90 Insulation, SIPs, ICFs, Fabricated Packaging, Geofoam
M77AG 4.2 1.25 2.00 0.95 High Density, Types XIV and XV, Geofoam
M77BG 3.8 0.85 2.20 1.25 High Density, Types XIV and XV, Geofoam
M77CG 4.5 0.60 1.30 Insulation, ICFs, Fabricated & Custom Packaging, Lamination, Geofoam

Regular Grades

34RA 6.1 1.40 1.10 0.90 0.90 Fabricated Packaging
34RB 5.9 0.85 1.20 1.00 1.00 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes
34RC 5.7 0.50 1.25 1.00 1.00 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes
R185B 5.2 0.85 1.40 1.10 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes
R185C 5.6 0.60 1.60 1.10 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes

Low Pentane Regular Grades

34RAIP 4.8 1.40 0.90 Fabricated Packaging
34RBIP 4.7 0.85 1.00 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes
34RCIP 4.5 0.50 1.10 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes
34RALV 4.2 1.40 1.20 High Density Fabricated Packaging
34RBLV 4.2 0.85 1.20 High Strength/High Density>1.25pcf Packaging and Produce Boxes
34RCLV 4.0 0.50 1.40 High Strength/High Density>1.25pcf Packaging and Produce Boxes
R175BLV 3.5 0.85 1.60 High Strength/High Density>1.25pcf Packaging and Produce Boxes
R185BLV 4.0 0.85 2.20 1.20 High Strength Packaging and Produce Boxes

DYLITE® Specialty Grades

F271CNL 6.0 0.50 1.60 1.20 Thin Wall Packaging, Containers
F271TN 5.6 0.40 3.00 2.70 Noodle Bowls, Cups and Containers
F271TNL 5.6 0.40 3.00 2.70 Noodle Bowls, Cups and Containers

Make to Order Grades

F271TF 5.6 0.40 2.50 1.80 Foundry Foam

Email Contacts

Steve Abeyta <Steve.Abeyta@novachem.com>
Global Sales Leader – ARCEL


Darren Post <Darren.Post@novachem.com>
ARCEL Market Development Manager – North America


Bob Doak <Bob.Doak@novachem.com>
ARCEL Market Development Manager – North America


Carol Lee <Carol.Lee@novachem.com>
ARCEL Market Development Manager – SE Asia and Japan

Scott Hall <Scott.Hall@novachem.com>
ARCEL Packaging Engineer – North America


Ivan Hu <Ivan.Hu@novachem.com>
China Country Manager


Libero Piscitelli <libero.piscitelli@yahoo.co.uk>
ARCEL Market Development – Europe