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How to Down-weight & Reduce Cost of Your PP Products?

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Tuesday Sep 8, 2020

Fast track the development of differentiated polypropylene products (new & unique; lighter and less expensive) with beta nucleation to gain an edge over your competition.

Philip Jacoby will review how PP crystal structure & beta nucleants influence properties/performance that will enable you to design innovative PP products. He will also show how minor equipment or processing changes can down-weight & reduce cost of existing products.

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Dr Philip Jacoby Presented By:
Dr Philip Jacoby

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Sep 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

PP is fast becoming a mainstream polymer of choice in high performance applications (pressure pipe, geogrids, thermoformed packaging, oriented films…) thanks to additive advances. The latest innovation to come to the forefront is Beta nucleated PP resins. This technology is uniquely positioned to answer the needs of both weight reduction and improvement of strength required in today’s PP products.

Grab the opportunity to be the first-in-market by understanding how to get the most benefit from beta nucleation technology. Join this course to:

  • Produce unique PP products by understanding how the crystal microstructure of PP can be modified with Beta nucleation

  • Get detailed processing guidelines that can be used during thermoforming and film extrusion/orientation

  • Derive maximum benefit from this technology with existing PP resins by learning about the minor equipment/processing changes

  • Be the first-in-market to have key advantages over competition with application specific case studies

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Who should attend?

  • Material scientists and engineers
  • Compounders, additive suppliers and PP end users
  • Marketers and businessmen

Course Outline

  1. Understanding influence of PP crystal structure on properties
    • Melt crystallization of PP
    • Methods to characterize different crystal forms (DSC, Microscopy...)

  2. Modifying PP properties using specific nucleants
    • Main effects of beta nucleation on properties & processing
    • Raw material considerations (choice of PP resin and the type & loading of the beta nucleant)

  3. Developing lightweight & unique products
    • Attributes & Major Markets for Beta Nucleation including case studies
      • Geogrids
      • Welding & Heat Sealing
      • Thermoformed PP Parts
      • PP Pressure Pipe
      • Oriented film
      • Impact Improvement

  4. Conclusions

  5. 30 mins Q&A- Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert!

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