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Title: Processing and fracture behaviour of impact-modified PVC
Author: Calvert, David John
ISNI:       0000 0001 3514 7342
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1991
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Science and Engineering Research Council ; European Vinyls Corporation
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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