ARCEL

ARCEL® advanced foam resins are a robust platform of materials that provide solutions to a multitude of packaging and product challenges.

ARCEL® Resins

ARCEL® advanced foam resins are a robust platform of materials that provide solutions to a multitude of packaging and product challenges. The unique properties of ARCEL resins meet the needs for protective packaging, protective material handling, safety, automotive, recreational, and other applications.

When used for protective packaging and material handling, ARCEL resin is a sustainable solution that reduces packaging size and weight, while maintaining superb protective properties. In comparison to traditional foam packaging, ARCEL resin reduces package size by as much as 40%, resulting in a positive domino effect that cuts energy consumed in the manufacturing of packaging, lowers fuel consumption and emissions throughout the supply chain, and reduces the waste stream for both foam and corrugate.

The space-saving properties of ARCEL® resin deliver significant environmental benefits throughout the entire supply chain.

ARCEL advanced foam resin can help you achieve your sustainability goals by:

Reducing Packaging Size

ARCEL resin can significantly reduce packaging size by as much as 40%, which leads to additional source reduction.

Reducing Weight

When using ARCEL resin as an automotive component or in a consumer product, many of our customers have been able to reduce the weight of their product without compromising performance. Whether through lighter vehicles on the road or by reducing the weight of shin guards for soccer players, ARCEL resin is a lightweight foam that offers optimum performance.

Reducing Fuel and Energy Consumption

Because of its reduced package size and weight, ARCEL resin immediately increases the capacity of every container, truckload and pallet. This results in fewer trucks on the road and reduced fuel emissions.

Due to the high fuel consumption rates for air freight, these benefits are magnified for products that are shipped by air.

Product Grades

ARCEL 730

ARCEL 730 is our highest volume product, primarily because of its versatility.

ARCEL ULV

ARCEL ULV resin was developed for customers who do not have access to refrigerated storage and those who want to further reduce their pentane and VOC emissions.

ARCEL 640

This product has the smallest bead size of the ARCEL resin family of products and is well-suited for more intricate part designs.

ARCEL LD

Ideal for low target part densities, ARCEL LD can be used to achieve molded part densities ~1.1 pcf (16 g/L).

Markets & Applications

Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging

EPS is a material of choice for package designers of traditional white goods and electronics. 

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Automotive/Components

Automotive/Components

ARCEL resin has impact properties that make this robust foam a good fit for automotive components.

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Material Handling/Dunnage

Material Handling/Dunnage

ARCEL® resins’ performance characteristics include the stiffness of polystyrene and the durability of polyolefins.

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Beyond Packaging/Recreation

Beyond Packaging/Recreation

Whether in helmets, child safety seats or protective sports gear, ARCEL advanced foam resin has a long history of providing superior protection for people as well as for packaged products.

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Other Applications

Other Applications

A variety of material grades are available to meet the requirements of a wide range of uses.

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Technical Data

Cushion Calculator

Cushion Calculator

The ARCEL Design Calculator provides minimum cushion thickness and bearing area for drop heights between 6 inches and 60 inches.

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Sustainability

Environmental

Environmental

The space-saving properties of ARCEL® resin deliver significant environmental benefits throughout the entire supply chain.

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Recycling

Recycling

EPS and ARCEL resin are recyclable in locations where appropriate facilities exist for processing these in the polystyrene recycle stream.

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