Possible approaches of adding compounds might include, but are not limited to:
- Inorganic materials
- Organic materials
- Metal benzoates
- Sorbitol and its derivatives
- Polymer materials
- High-melting polyamides
The client is working on development of solidification/crystallization process after kneading polymer and fiber for the manufacturing of new glass fiber-reinforced plastic products. Although the plastic product has excellent mechanical characteristics, the process takes a long time due to slow solidification of the plastic, which leads to expensive price of the final products.
Therefore, the client is looking for nucleating agents so as to shorten the process. However, the molding temperature is as high as almost 300°C, which limits possible nucleating agent candidates. The client has tried various approaches by changing molds, machines, and temperature conditions, but improvement is not enough.
On the other hand, nucleating agents for a wide variety of polymers have been developed. Therefore, the client has issued this open request to find potential solutions by asking companies and researchers from around the world.