CELOGEN® AZ120

Azodicarbonamide foaming agent for producing many types of polymeric and elastomeric closed-cell foams.
Product Overview
CELOGEN® AZ120 is a chemical foaming agent that produces a fine, uniform, closed cell structure. It has a relatively high decomposition temperature and small particle size.

CELOGEN® AZ120 can be catalyzed by a variety of chemicals. Strong activators like zinc oxide, zinc stearate, and ACTICELL® U; moderate activators like barium stearate, calcium stearate, citric acid, and triethanolamine; or weak activators like adipic acid, benzoic acid, salicylic acid, and calcium oxide.
Product Specifications
Form: Yellow-orange powder
Specific gravity @ 25 °C: 1.66
Decomposition point: about 190-220 °C
Gas yield: 220 ml/g
Decomposition gases: N₂, CO₂, CO, NH₃
Particle Size: 3-5.5 µm
Soluble: Alkaline solutions
Insoluble: Most organic solvents and water

Primary Chemistry: Azodicarbonamide
Features & Benefits
Non-discoloring
Decomposition residue is white
Very small particle size
Food contact approvals
Problems Solved
Limited compatibility of foaming agents with different plastic resins and rubbers
Blowing agent's particle size is too large
Blowing or foaming agent is not food contact approved
Applications
Sponge rubber, expanded plastics