Databook of Nucleating Agents

Databook of Nucleating Agents

2nd Edition - January 20, 2021

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  • Authors: George Wypych, Anna Wypych
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781927885758

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Databook of Nucleating Agents, Second Edition gives engineers and materials scientists the information they need to increase the production rate, modify structure and morphology, and reduce the haze of polymeric products through proper selection of nucleating and clarifying agents. Chemical origin and related properties of nucleating agents are analyzed in general terms to highlight the differences in their properties, including the essential theoretical knowledge required for correct selection and use of nucleating and clarifying agents. This includes methods of chemical modification of nucleating agents and their deposition on suitable substrates, methods and results of dispersion of nucleating agents, influence of their concentration and cooling rate on final result and rate of crystallization, nucleation efficiency of different products and the reasons behind it, and generally accepted mechanisms of nucleation. The book also covers application aspects in different formulations. Patent literature and research papers are extensively reviewed for different applications, and polymer processing methods which require the use of nucleating agents are discussed, with an emphasis on the intricacies of using nucleating agents in different polymers and products.

Key Features

  • Provides key information for increasing production rates, modifying structures and morphologies, and reducing haze in polymeric products
  • Analyzes chemical origin and related properties of widely-used nucleating agents
  • Includes essential theoretical knowledge required for correct selection and use of nucleating and clarifying agents
  • Outlines methods of chemical modification of nucleating agents and their deposition on suitable substrates


Researchers in materials science and engineering; professional material scientists and engineers
Secondary audience: Grad students and professors

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Information on data fields
    3. Nucleating and clarifying agents
    a. Acids
    b. Amides
    c. Carbon nanotubes
    d. Graphene derivatives
    e. Hydrazides
    f. Inorganic
    i. Boron nitride
    ii. Calcium carbonate
    iii. Hydroxides and oxides
    iv. Silica
    v. Talc
    vi. Other inorganic
    g. Masterbatch
    h. Phosphate salts
    i. Polymeric
    j. Proprietary
    k. Renewable resources
    l. Salts of carboxylic acids
    m. Sorbitol derivatives
    n. Xylan esters
    o. Others

Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ChemTec Publishing 2021
  • Published: January 20, 2021
  • Imprint: ChemTec Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781927885758

About the Authors

George Wypych

George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.

Affiliations and Expertise

ChemTec Publishing, Ontario, Canada

Anna Wypych

Anna Wypych
Anna Wypych studied chemical engineering and polymer chemistry and obtained an M.Sc in chemical engineering. Her professional expertise includes both teaching and research & development. She specializes in polymer additives for PVC and other polymers, and evaluates their effect on health and environment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemtec Publishing, Toronto, Canada

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