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.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Science and Engineering Research Council. European Vinyls Corporation.