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Selecting the Right Nucleants and Clarifiers for PP to Optimize Properties and Processability (CHM962L)

Presented by: Philip Jacoby
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Learn How to Choose the Optimum Nucleant or Clarifier for a Given Application

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.

Learning Objectives / Session Highlights:

  • Learn why nucleating and clarifying agents are used in PP in terms of improving  product properties, enhancing processability, and reducing costs
  • Learn how to select the best nucleating agent for a given application
  • Learn how nucleating agents interact with other polymer additives in Polypropylene. so as to avoid adverse effects
  • Learn how to select the best nucleant/clarifier for a given application.
  • Know the pros and cons of various commercially available nucleants.
  • Learn how to optimize nucleant concentration for the most cost-effective solution.
  • Know how are nucleants affected by other additives in the PP resin.
  • Select the right polypropylene resin for a given application.
  • Know how to make your products more competitive in a global marketplace.
  • Factors Impacting Performance of Nucleants and Clarifiers

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.

About Our Speaker(s)

Philip Jacoby | Polypropylene Product Development SpeakerPhilip Jacoby
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

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