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Title: Peroxide cross-linking of rigid PVC
Authors: Thomas, Noreen L.
Zheng, Xiaoran
Keywords: PVC
Poly(vinyl chloride)
Peroxide
Crosslinking
Mechanical properties
Trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © John Wiley & Sons
Citation: THOMAS and ZHENG, 2007. Peroxide cross-linking of rigid PVC. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 103(5), pp 2904-2909.
Abstract: The optimum conditions for crosslinking rigid PVC with trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TMPTMA) and peroxide have been examined. The extent of crosslinking was measured by determining gel content by Soxhlet extraction in tetrahydrofuran. Mechanical properties were measured at 130°C and dynamic viscoelastic measurements were carried out to detect changes in the glass transition temperature (Tg). It was found that 15phr of TMPTMA and 0.3 phr of peroxide were optimum concentrations for maximising the extent of crosslinking, tensile strength and Tg. The lower moulding temperature of 170°C was preferred to minimise thermal degradation.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Journal of Applied Polymer Science [© Wiley] and is also available at: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/30035/.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2782
ISSN: 0021-8995
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