Ground Particles Web 2Microparticles are fine particles between approximately 0.1 and 150 micron (μm) in size. Everyone encounters microparticles on a daily basis when exposed to substances found in the natural environment such as pollen, very fine sand, and dust. Visit the University of Utah Learning Center for an interesting illustration of size and scale found in nature. By comparison, an individual thermoplastic microparticle as illustrated by the microphotographs below are generally too small to be seen by the naked eye. In large quantities, microparticles are often referred to as micropowders.

Because microparticles are so small in size, they have a large surface-to-volume ratio which can be of great benefit to industry. Aspect ratio, the ratio of its longer dimension to its shorter dimension, can also have significant impact on application performance. Therfore, size and shape of microparticles are valued for the properties they provide. Plastic microparticles are most often used as a minor component of a formulary product for industry.

Primary Microparticle Markets for finely sized thermoplastic powders include fiberglass reinforced plastics, cosmetics, inks and toners, paints and coatings, partitioning, textiles and many other industries.

View our Microparticles products page for technical information or Contact Us to learn more about our product development capabilities for your unique application.

Finely Sized Rounded Microparticle Powders


High molecular weight polymers offering highly superior physical properties compared to waxes and other low molecular weight materials.  We offer polyethylene and polypropylene based polymer in microparticle powder form.

Product Description TDS SDS
FIPOLDER™ FHP05040 Pure high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 38 micron, D100 = 70 micron. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
HP Series™ HM80 Pure high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~70 micron, D100 = 150 micron. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
HP Series™ HM200 Pure high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~140 micron, D100 = 250 micron. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
HP Series™ HM300 Pure high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~155 micron, D100 = 300 micron. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
HP Series™ HDF0200 Pure high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~162 micron, D100 = 300 micron.  Melt Index 2 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
HP Series™ HDB1500 Pure high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~162 micron, D100 = 300 micron.  Melt Index 14 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
SP Series™ SHP1500-1 Pure very high molecular weight high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~80 micron. Melt index significantly less than 0.1 MI Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
FloorGrain™ – Extra Large  SHP1530-1 Pure very high molecular weight high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~580 micron, D100 = 1100 micron. Melt index significantly less than 0.1 MI.  Visit our FloorGrain™ page to download and view more information about FloorGrain™ Slip Resistance Powders for Paints and Coatings. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
FloorGrain™ – Large SHP1530-2 Pure very high molecular weight high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~440 micron, D100 = 800 micron. Melt index significantly less than 0.1 MI.  Visit our FloorGrain™ page to download and view more information about FloorGrain™ Slip Resistance Powders for Paints and Coatings. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
FloorGrain™ – Medium SHP4080-1 Pure very high molecular weight high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~295 micron, D100 = 500 micron. Melt index significantly less than 0.1 MI.  Visit our FloorGrain™ page to download and view more information about FloorGrain™ Slip Resistance Powders for Paints and Coatings. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
FloorGrain™ – Fine SHP8015-1 Pure very high molecular weight high density polyethylene homopolymer polymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = ~165 micron, D100 = 280 micron. Melt index significantly less than 0.1 MI.  Visit our FloorGrain™ page to download and view more information about FloorGrain™ Slip Resistance Powders for Paints and Coatings. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Propolder™ – FPP4060 Polypropylene homopolymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 60 micron, D150 = micron. Melt Flow Rate is 34. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Propolder™ – FPP4040 Polypropylene homopolymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 40 micron, D100 = 96 micron. Melt Flow Rate is 34. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Propolder™ – FPP4020 Polypropylene homopolymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 20 micron, D100 = 53 micron. Melt Flow Rate is 34. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Propolder™ – FPP4010 Polypropylene homopolymer in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 10 micron, D100 = 30 micron. Melt Flow Rate is 34. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
NOVACOM™ HFS2100P Polyethylene grafted with maleic anhydride functional groups in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 140-170 micron, D100 = 300 micron. Also see compatibilizer products. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
PROPOLDER™ MPP2040 Polypropylene homopolymer grafted with maleic anhydride functional groups in finely sized rounded powder form. Avg. = 40 micron, D100 = 84 micron. Also see compatibilizer products. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
CS Series™- XPF0100S Cross-linked polystyrene finely sized and highly spherical powder form. Avg. = 23 micron, D100 = 53 micron. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32

Developmental Finely Sized Spherical Microparticle Powders


Close UpOur product developments include high or low molecular weight polymers tailored to your proprietary requirements.  PolyGroup Inc. process has significant flexibility in the manufacture of polymer type and functional chemistries; dry powders or dispersions. The spherical shape of these microparticles offers softness, superior formulary efficiency and finer performance control. Visit our Technology License page for details about product and process capabilities or Contact Us to dicuss your specific application.