The material selection platform
Plastics & Elastomers
The material selection platform
Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Beta Nucleation for PP (Cheaper, Lighter & Recyclable)

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Jul 6, 2023

Meet the urgent demands for greener polypropylene products (lighter, recyclable, high-performance PCR grades...) with beta nucleation to gain an edge over your competition.

Philip Jacoby will explain:
  • How crystal structure & unique type of nucleating agent influences properties/performance to boost the recyclability of PP & the quality of PCR grades.
  • How minor equipment or processing changes can down-weight & reduce cost of existing products.
  • How to innovate & implement commercial PP application using Beta nucleation.
(Check out the exclusive preview now!)

Read the full Course Outline

Dr Philip Jacoby Presented By:
Dr Philip Jacoby

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

Add On-Demand Course to your Cart

Package includes:

.wmv Courses Recording, Presentation Slides & Transcript of Q&A session

Why should you view this course?

PP is becoming a polymer of choice in high performance applications (pressure pipe, geogrids, thermoformed packaging, oriented films…). But, with many countries looking to ban plastics due to environmental pressures & public awareness of problems (ocean pollution and climate change), it is crucial to respond with sustainable solutions.

Beta nucleated PP resins are uniquely positioned to deliver this benefit (reduce weight, increase recyclability, & improve quality of recycled grades, while lowering costs). Seize the opportunity to be the first-in-market to get the most benefit from beta nucleation technology. Join this course to:

1. Better select nucleants/clarifiers (phosphate esters, sorbitols, metal salts of fatty acids) for your application by understanding their effect on PP crystallization rate and further on key properties

2. Troubleshoot faster shrinkage, unwanted odor, warpage… by knowing their root causes & best solving strategies (alpha, beta nucleation)

3. Reduce plastic waste, improve strength of PP products and save costs by down-weighting plastic products with the help of beta nucleation.

Get a participation certificate on joining the Live Online Course!
Nucleating agents & Clarifiers for PP

Who should view this course?

R&D people or others involved in the production/use of PP resins, PP compounds/blends/filled composites and PP end-use parts.
This course will also benefit PE producers.

Exclusive Preview


Course Outline

The course covers the following points: 

  1. Introduction to Polypropylene Crystallinity & the Use of Nucleating Agents

  2. Attributes of beta crystallinity and differences from alpha crystallinity

  3. Main effects of Beta Nucleation on Properties & Processing

  4. Raw material considerations and the type & loading of the beta nucleant

  5. Major Markets for Beta Nucleation including case studies
    • Geogrids
    • Welding & Heat Sealing
    • Thermoforming
    • Pressure Pipe
    • Oriented film
    • Impact Improvement

  6. Some New Unique Products made using Beta Nucleation

  7. Enhanced Sustainability through the use of Beta Nucleation

  8. Conclusions

  9. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help!

Have a query? Email us for any help!

Currency Converter Add To Cart

Members Reviews

This excellent course gives some useful guidance in PP industry!

Gangwei S. , from DOW Chemical Company

Excellent course which provided a broad insight into nucleation and processing benefits.

Jeroen V. , from Michelman

Very good technical level, clear presentation, good voice!

Joost H. , from Holland Colours

It gave me some ideas for product development.

Kelly D. , from Total Petrochemical Reseach Feluy

Great overview of Alpha versus beta nucleating agents with very simple examples of why!

Tamsin W. , from Milliken Europe BVBA

Courses You May Also Like :

Your cart

The shopping cart is empty.

Back to Top