Fall 2014

I'm excited to share with you the latest news from Trexel. We've completed some very exiting applications, added new staff, attended key global trade shows and developed some important partnerships. 


Thank you for your continued interest in MuCell® microcellular foaming technology for injection molding. 



Steve Braig, President and CEO, Trexel, Inc.


Trexel's MuCell® Technology gives New Balance Running Shoes Premium Energy Return for the Highest Performance

Benefits include greater durability and increased cushioning combined with less material usage 



Running shoe manufacturing is a science - blending the right form, function and materials to achieve the highest performance and fit. Trexel has helped New Balance achieve greater performance by incorporating Mucell technology in the development of their running shoe components. The current molding program for mid sole and heel components is incorporated into the production of over 1+ million pairs of running shoes a year. Read more.

Trexel Inc and Lubrizol Partner to Introduce the New BounCell-X™ TPU Foam 

High performance TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) Foam Technology shows great value for Sports and Recreation applications


Trexel, Inc., in partnership with the Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, is pleased to announce the development of a new high performance TPU foam technology: BounCell-X™. The combination of Lubrizol's Estane® TPU chemistry development with the MuCell® physical foam injection molding technologies created BounCell-X - a clean thermoplastic foam of low density and superior performance. Read more.

Trexel, Inc. and Milacron enter into Partnership Agreement for MuCell® Injection Molding Technology 


Allows further penetration of the Trexel MuCell® injection molding technology into the global marketplace


Trexel Inc., the exclusive provider of MuCell® Microcellular Foam injection molding technology has recently signed a partnership agreement with Milacron that allows Milacron to incorporate the MuCell technology into their injection molding equipment offering.


"We believe that Milacron is uniquely capable to provide the complete melt distribution and control solution for MuCell systems. Our extensive portfolio of primary processing equipment, combined with industry leading hot runner and control systems will allow MuCell technology to expand into new and untapped markets" said Bruce Catoen, Milacron's Chief Technology Officer. Read More.

Trexel Japan, Inc. Exhibits at IPF 2014 for First Time


More than 350 visitors came to the Trexel booth to preview over 30 application samples on display that included: large applications such as IP Carrier and Interior door trim, food packages, and home applications. Also, the next generation T-Series system was introduced at this very successful show.


Trexel, GmbH Presents Daimler Mercedes C-Class console with 20% weight reduction using MuCell® at Fakuma


A new development with MuCell technology was shown on the Trexel booth: the center console of the Daimler Mercedes C-Class (developed by Grammer AG, Germany), that achieved an optimum of productivity and weight savings using MuCell. Six different parts of the center console assembly were produced using MuCell technology. Thanks to the systematic implementation of physical foaming, the assembly weight was reduced by 20% compared to its predecessor. 


"This application was one of the reasons that our booth was so crowded during the whole show", said Dr. Hartmut Traut, Business Director at Trexel GmbH. "Lightweight design is the main subject in the automotive industry and MuCell is a tool which brings this to perfection!"


Meet the New Additions to our Growing Staff

Masahiro Yoshizato

Masa joins Trexel 

with over 18 years of 

experience with injection molding process technology and plastic application development.

Prior to joining Trexel, Masa worked at Sumitomo Rubber Industry, GE Plastics (SABIC) in roles of technical support and application development engineering. 


Mark Whitney

Mark worked with designs, and manufacture of custom automation equipment for a wide variety of industries for over 27 years. Mark has a strong electro-mechanical background and is experienced with field service, installation, and customer support practices. 


Upcoming Events

December 2-3, 2014

International Injection Moulding Conference - IIMC

Aachen, Germany


December 2-4, 2014

Autodesk University

Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV


January 14, 2015

2015 Plastics in Automotive Conference

Detroit, MI

March 23-27, 2015

NPE 2015 - BOOTH 1523

Orlando, FL

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