Changes in the Reflectivity and Color Characteristics of Microcellular Foamed Plastics

Earl Han, Young Ho Kim, Sung Woon Cha

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As the use of plastics has increased in various industries, research on microcellular plastics has increased as well. The microcellular foaming process helps produce lighter plastic and reduces material consumption. This process also affects the optical properties. The primary purpose of this study is to measure the visible changes occurring in polymer samples by comparing changes in the samples before and after the microcellular foaming process. To measure the changes in color characteristics, colored PC samples were utilized for the experiments. Changes in the color characteristics were indicated using the Munsell color system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-965
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer - Plastics Technology and Engineering
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell morphology
  • Color characteristic
  • MCPS
  • Munsell color system
  • PC
  • Reflectivity


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