I'm happy to introduce the first edition of our "new and improved" Trexel newsletter. While we have intermittently published newsletters in the past, this is the first of a new format designed to provide new and interesting case studies and informative technical bulletins in addition to the latest news at Trexel.  We will publish three editions per year in order to keep you abreast with the latest at Trexel. 
Thank you for your interest in Trexel and our microcellular foaming technology.  We are eager to help you reduce weight and production costs in your next injection or blow molding challenge!
Best Regards,
Brian Bechard
President & CEO, Trexel, Inc.

Lab capabilities expand with new Ferromatik F220 IMM

Trexel has recently purchased and installed a new Ferromatik 220T Injection Molding Machine to the lab at our headquarters in Wilmington, MA. With this new equipment we are able to increase our trial capabilities and enhance the activities of our busy R&D department.

MuCell Event at Plastec 
There was great interest at the recent German Event "MuCell with innovative 3D heat & cool technology" held on September 5 at Plastec in Wiehl, Germany. The event included technical presentations and a podium discussion with experts as well as l ive machine demonstrations. 

Over 80 interested visitors came to the MuCell event. The innovation group " zukunft-spritzgießen.de " presented technical solutions for high quality surfaces on MuCell parts and answered lots of questions from the audience within a podium discussion. Visiting the live machine and process demonstration in the Plastec Lab, visitors could make their own impression and discuss with all partners face to face.
Demo product "Car with High-gloss Surfaces" produced on a system developed jointly by members of the innovation group zukunft-spritzguss.de.

This interesting and innovative solution will also be shown at Fakuma 2017 in Germany (October 17-21) at the Milacron booth - for any further information please contact our European team at Fakuma in Hall A4 - booth A4007.

Read more from the Fakuma Press Release:
Trexel Europe Expands with new office in Wiehl, Germany
In September 2017, Trexel Europe moved into a new, larger office and work shop building in Gummersbach.  The need for  this space came from recent growth in our sales, service and maintenance areas. The new building offers improved workflow along with a comfortable meeting room for customer visits, project meetings and MuCell training. Service and Maintenance training can now be handled at this location. 

New Address:
Ahlefelder Strasse 64
D-51645 Gummersbach

CASE STUDY: Instrument Panel Substrate
Material: PP & LGF 20%

This IP, produced by Drinda for Dongfeng Motor Corp. marks one of the latest examples of MuCell being implemented by a Chinese molder for a Chinese OEM.
By designing the part for MuCell, Drinda was able to combine 10% foaming density reduction with 17% weight reduction by reducing the nominal wall from 3.0mm to 2.5mm.

TECH TIP: Physical Foaming vs Chemical Foaming 
Trexel, long associated with its MuCell® physical foaming technology, also carries an innovative chemical foaming product, TecoCell®.  In this Tech Tip, Levi Kishbaugh, Trexel's VP Engineering, will explain the considerations when deciding   on which foaming method best fits an application

Read more to understand the differences and benefits of each process. 

Meet the latest addition to our growing team
Leo Devellian, Business Development Manager

Trexel is pleased to announce that Leo Devellian has joined the company as the Business Development Manager.  Leo brings many years of relevant industry experience; he was most recently Key Account Manager at MoldMasters, a worldwide leader in hot runner systems for injection molding.  He also spent 22 years in Technical Sales at Synventive Molding Solutions, also a leading hot runner system manufacturer. 
In this new role, Leo will focus on the expansion of Trexel's MuCell technology beyond the automotive industry in North America as well as manage Trexel's TecoCell chemical foaming products globally. "We are excited for Leo to help Trexel elevate our approach to business development in a few highly promising growth markets for our technologies." said Brian Bechard, President and CEO.
Leo is located in the Wilmington headquarters and reports to Brian Bechard, President & CEO of Trexel.

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