Pore Formers

QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonates) are uniquely suited for use as direct pore formers.

Key Benefits:

  • QPAC® decomposes completely by 300°C in any environment.
  • Upon decomposition, QPAC® leaves very low ash residue with the complete burn-out of carbon.
  • QPAC® is available in a range of molecular weights. Standard QPAC® has a range of 100,000 – 300,000 Mw.
  • QPAC®s are amorphous thermoplastics.
  • QPAC® will solubilize completely and homogeneously to form a true solution.
  • QPAC®100 and QPAC®130 can be milled to fine powders. QPAC®40 is available as a particle suspended in water based emulsion. All the QPAC® materials are available in granulate/ pellet form or in solution.
  • QPAC® has excellent film-forming and coating capabilities.
  • QPAC® produces benign emissions; products of combustions are carbon dioxide and water vapor, which are non-toxic, non-flammable, and environmentally safe.
  • Decomposition can occur in a wide range of sintering atmospheres including air, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, and vacuum.

Applications include:

  • Mesoporous Carbon Composites
  • Titanium Structures
  • Fuel Cells
  • Medical Implants
  • Thermoplastic Films and Stock Shapes
  • Mortars, Concrete and Artificial Stone
  • Foams and Tapes

Pore Formers Overview

Medical Implants

An emerging application for QPAC® organic binders is in fabrication of medical implants and controlled drug delivery.

Applications include:

  • Pore former for bio formation
  • Biomaterial for controlled drug delivery

Key benefits:

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It should be noted that QPAC® is currently not FDA registered.

Lost Foam Casting

Key Benefits:

  • QPAC® decomposes completely by 300°C in any environment.
  • Upon decomposition, QPAC® leaves very low ash residue with the complete burn-out of carbon.
  • QPAC® produces benign emissions; products of combustions are carbon dioxide and water vapor, which are non-toxic, non-flammable, and environmentally safe.
  • Decomposition can occur in a wide range of sintering atmospheres including air, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, argon, and vacuum.

Applications include:

  • Metal Castings
  • Foundries
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel