Hughes Polymer Additives Corp. is dedicated to bring
the best experience possible in terms of processing and using chemical
blowing agents, sometimes referred to as cfa’s or foaming agents. With
over 20 years experience in the manufacture and use of these products,
we can offer advice as to the selection and processing of chemical blowing
agents in a wide range of applications and polymers.
Our current product portfolio contains offerings that have been developed
over many years for most “standard” applications; however our expertise
will enable us to custom design a product that will meet your expectations.
Our laboratory services include for the design of your blowing agent
from scratch given your input in terms of process conditions and expected
behavior of the finished product, i.e. weight reduction goals, cell
structure, color, to name a few. It does not stop there, when we have
a product that is recommended we can also screen this material in your
compound in our application laboratory, saving you valuable assets in
terms of manpower and laboratory time. In these times of reduced overheads,
you may rely on us to provide technical help to support your application.
Hughes Polymer Additives Corp. was founded by John Hughes who started
the original business, Hughes industrial corporation in 1986. This company
was subsequently sold to Bayer Corp. in 2000. Hughes Polymer Additives
purchased the Ficel® line of chemical blowing agents from LanXess Corp.
in February of 2009. Click here for a press release.
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