The experimental data obtained for the nucleation of microcellular foams are compared with the theoretical model developed in the first part of this paper. Polystyrene (PS) with rubber particles as nucleation sites is used as an exploratory system. Nitrogen is used as a physical blowing agent to nucleate the bubbles. The influence of process variables, such as saturation pressure, foaming temperature, and concentration and size of rubber particles, is discussed. Results indicate that all these variab…
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