As a petroleum-based plastic, polypropylene is subject to volatile pricing, and there is an ongoing need to reduce product weight and cost without sacrificing key physical properties. In automotive applications, weight reduction is particularly important in order to improve fuel economy. There is also a need to reduce the environmental impact of plastics. Nucleating agents can help to achieve these objectives, while also improving processability and improving certain key properties such as clarity and haze.
In this session by expert speaker Philip Jacoby, you will learn how to take advantage of nucleating agents, and also how to choose the optimum nucleant or clarifier for a given application. In addition to covering the standard use of nucleating agents in polypropylene, Philip will also discuss new applications and new nucleating agents that have been developed over the past few years.
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Who Should Attend
This course is targeted to scientists, engineers, and business development people who are involved in the use or production of polypropylene end-use parts, PP resins, and PP compounds. This includes people in resin development at PP producing companies, technical and business people at compounding and converting companies, and people at the end-user companies who use finished PP parts in their business such as packaging companies, automotive companies, food companies, etc. People in the procurement end of the business would also benefit from this course.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Physical Chemistry, Philip Jacoby spent his career in the Plastics & Polymer industry working in Polypropylene Product Development for BP Amoco for 26 years, and as VP of Technology for Mayzo in the Polymer Additives Business for 12 years. Philip retired fr... More info