The Universal Selection Source: Polymer Additives

Nucleating Agents

Nucleating agents are inorganic materials added to polymers to increase the crystallinity and shorten the cycle times. They speed up the transition from melted to solid material. Changing the crystallinity of plastics changes properties like density and clarity. Adding nucleating agents alter polypropylene properties like stiffness and crystallization rate. Chemical derivatives of benzoic acid are known to be the most effective nucleating agents. Some common nucleating agents are inert mineral fillers like kaolin, chalk, clay etc.
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Hyperform® HI5 5 by Milliken is a 5% concentrate of Hyperform® HPN 68 in a carrier blend composed of a 20 MFR polypropylene medium impact copolymer and proprietary dispersants. Acts as a nucleating... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Injection molding - thermoplastics
  • Extrusion
  • Mechanical/ physical performance>Dimensional stability
High performance nucleating agent for HDPE. Hyperform® HPN 210 M improves the mechanical performance of HDPE to levels approaching those of polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers. It increases... view more
Applications
  • PE>HDPE
  • PE>LLDPE
  • Households products/ Consumer Goods>Boxes & crates
  • Packaging
  • ...
High performance nucleating agent for polyethylene. Film nucleation of PE using Hyperform® HPN-20E can lead to productivity and barrier improvements along with downgauging opportunities. Enhanced... view more
Applications
  • PE>LLDPE
  • PE>HDPE
  • Packaging>Food
  • Extrusion>Films (blown)
  • ...
High performance nucleating agent for polypropylene. Possesses excellent stiffness/impact balance, unique shrinkage for dimensional control, superior CLTE and HDT performance. Has excellent... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Pipes, Hoses & Fittings>Pipes
  • Automotive/ Transportation>External
  • Packaging>Food>Closures (lids, cap)
  • ...
High performance nucleating agent for polypropylene. Possesses fast polymer crystallization speed, improved ovality, excellent aesthetics and higher stiffness/ impact performance. Has warpage... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Packaging>Cosmetics
  • Packaging>Food>Closures (lids, cap)
  • Packaging>Food>Cups & Pots
  • ...
High performance nucleating agent for polyolefins. Possesses extremely fast polymer crystallization speed. Has isotropic shrinkage for reduced warpage and high productivity as well as overriding... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • PE
  • Appliances
  • Automotive/ Transportation
  • ...
High performance nucleating agent. Used for food packaging film, overwrap film, bottles and rigid articles. Offers shrinkage characteristics and stiffness / impact property... view more
Applications
  • PE>HDPE
  • PE>LLDPE
  • PP
  • Packaging>Food
  • ...
Rhein Chemie Additives (Lanxess Group)
Uniplex 810 is a polyethylene glycol dilaurate. It is a high molecular weight plasticizer and nucleating agent. It has low volatility. Offers excellent heat resistance, lower processing cost... view more
Applications
  • PET
  • PA, Nylon
  • Other Thermoplastic>Other Polyester
  • Extrusion
  • ...
WARADUR® OP is an ester wax consisting of esters of montanic acids with multihydroxyl alcohols (montan waxes). It also contains calcium montanate. Acts as a multi-purpose additive, e.g. release... view more
Applications
  • Epoxy, Epoxide Resin
  • Other Thermoset>P (or PF)
  • PA, Nylon
  • PC
  • ...
POLYBATCH® CLR 122 by A Schulman is a nucleating masterbatch. Imparts improved optical properties, increased barrier and stiffness. It also minimizes the loss of physical properties. It is... view more
Applications
  • PE>LDPE
  • PE>LLDPE
  • PE>HDPE
  • Injection molding - thermoplastics
  • ...
POLYBATCH® HPN 1414 by A Schulman is a nucleating masterbatch. It provides optimum dispersion and distribution. It efficiently increase the rate of crystallization by increasing the peak... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Injection molding - thermoplastics
  • Cost reduction>Reduce cycle time
  • Polymer Conversion>Dispersion
  • ...
POLYBATCH® NA 10942 by A Schulman is is a clarifying masterbatch based in homopolymer polypropylene. Exhibits transparency, gloss enhanced clarity and exceptional nucleation capability. It is... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Packaging>Medical / Pharmaceutical
  • Packaging>Food
  • Extrusion>Films (cast)
  • ...
POLYBATCH® NA 10944 by A Schulman is a nucleating/ clarifying masterbatch based in homopolymer polypropylene. It efficiently increase the rate of crystallization to yield finished articles with... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Packaging>Food
  • Calendering
  • Extrusion>Films (cast)
  • ...
POLYBATCH® XNAP 9525 by A Schulman is an advanced performance nucleating and clarifying masterbatch in homopolymer polypropylene resin carrier. It efficiently increases the rate of crystallization... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Injection molding - thermoplastics
  • Visual aspect & easthetics>Gloss effect
  • Visual aspect & easthetics>Transparency
  • ...
PP based high performance nucleation masterbatch. It outperforms traditional agents such as talc, benzoate salts and phosphate-ester salts. It is formulated to increase both crystallization rate and... view more
Applications
  • PP
  • Packaging
  • Automotive/ Transportation
  • Extrusion>Tapes/ Stripes
  • ...
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