Patent Number: 8,318,840

Title: Use of nucleating agents to increase the flexural modulus of ionomers

Abstract: A golf ball composition having a copolymer with an acid content modified by a nucleating agent is described. The nucleating agent modifies the flexural modulus of the acid copolymer and is preferably selected from the group consisting of sodium succinate, sodium glutarate, sodium caproate, sodium 4-methylvalerate, aluminum phenyl acetate, sodium cinnamate, and combinations thereof.

Inventors: Jordan; Michael D. (Newport, RI)

Assignee: Acushnet Company

International Classification: A63B 37/00 (20060101); C08K 5/09 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-27 0:00:00