Nucleating Agents for Additive Masterbatches and Concentrates

Nucleating Agent Additives for Custom Color Masterbatches

Properties of semi-crystalline polymers are impacted by microstructure created during the cooling process.  Thus both optical and physical properties are impacted by how the polymers crystallize, in particular the size and speed of spherulite growth, or the growth in spherical semicrystalline regions inside a non-branched linear polymer.

Nucleating agents induce crystallization during earlier stages of cooling, resulting in decreasing cooling time and smaller spherulites. This offers the following benefits to the polymer articles produced by various forming techniques such as injection molding.

• Enhanced transparency
• Cycle time reduction and increased yields
• Enhanced mechanical properties in certain instances

Americhem offers nucleating agents as stand alone additive masterbatches and in combination with color to meet the needs of polymer processing industry.

Custom Color Concentrates Through Americhem

Americhem has decades of experience working with the world’s top material suppliers and working on state-of-the-art dispersions and additive technology. Contact us today to learn more about how we can benefit your plastic products with nucleating agent additives for custom color masterbatches and concentrates.