The purpose of this review is to provide information on the development of materials and methods
for influencing the nucleation of polymer crystallization in commercial processing by means of addition
of low levels (generally between about 0.01 and 1 wt%) of adjuvants specifically selected for this purpose.
Paperback 132 pp ISBN 9781847350831
Nucleating agents are added to provide the user with some degree of control over this initiation of crystallization;
the addition of a nucleating agent to a polymer melt results, on cooling, in the appearance of a substantial increase
in heterogeneous nucleation and thus a reduction in the size of crystalline structures. This report provides current
information on a range of potential nucleating agents including organic acid derivatives, sorbitol derivatives,
phosphorus-containing species, and inorganics. The appendices provide useful chemical structures and representative
examples of commercially available nucleating agents.
This report provides a succinct presentation of the initial and recent developments in the field of nucleating
agents, on which future research in this area can be developed. The review is accompanied by around 400
abstracts compiled from the Polymer Library, to facilitate further reading on this subject. A subject index and a
company index are included.
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