Chase is an industry leader in Expanded Polymer Microspheres and its Dualite® products offer unique solutions to meet the needs of the numerous industries and a broad spectrum of end use applications.
As the name suggests, microspheres are microscopic lightweight fillers that can be created from various natural and synthetic materials such as glass, ceramic and polymer. Based on the intended application, some are hollow and some are solid. Microspheres can be added to plastics, resins, adhesives and composites. Their inclusion produces a number of benefits depending on the application, from lower density to improved insulation to more efficient machining.
Chase's microsphere products are created through a patented process that controls expansion and coating application, resulting in lightweight filler with a range of particle sizes, densities and materials.
Dualite Polymer Microsphere products offer unique solutions to meet the needs of numerous industries and a broad spectrum of end use applications.
Dualite Expanded Microspheres
Chase's Dualite Expanded Microspheres combine an inert component with an expanding polymeric microsphere, to produce an ultra-low density polymeric shell to which is affixed an inert exterior coating.
Dualite Unexpanded Microspheres
Heat-expandable polymeric microspheres consisting of a polymer shell that encapsulates a low boiling point liquid. Upon application of heat, the microspheres expand to form low density foam in systems that incorporate these microspheres.
Microscopic lightweight fillers that can be created from various natural and synthetic materials.
Water-based polyurethane dispersions that are environmentally responsible and highly durable.