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Processing and fracture behaviour of impact-modified PVC

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Articles made from uPVC are likely to be subjected to blows, or to abuse over a wide temperature range so, that rubbery "impact modifiers" are added to the PVC to improve its robustness. The market for uPVC window profiles has increased over the past ten years. The rubber modifier is either blended with PVC or is present in the form of a graft co-polymer. Taking a PVC-acrylic elastomer blend as an example this project examines some important aspects of processing of uPVC window profiles. [Continues.]

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Science and Engineering Research Council. European Vinyls Corporation.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Materials

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© D.J. Calvert

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/

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1991

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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