CLX Clarifying Agents
Polypropylene (PP) is a preferred choice for many applications due to its strong physical properties and sustainability. By itself, however, the material is naturally translucent or opaque.
Clarifiers increase the clarity of PP by reducing the size of the spherulites (spherical semi-crystalline regions). Smaller spherulites allow more light through the polymer, which decreases the haze of the part. Unlike nucleating agents, clarifiers are transparent, which also helps to decrease haze values.
Typical PP applications include housewares, packaging, food storage containers, and caps and closures.