Poly(vinyl chloride)(PVC)-based nanocomposites

M. Gilbert,     Loughborough University, UK


This chapter first discusses the structure, processing and formulation of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC), which are rather different from those of other thermoplastic materials. In particular, a PVC formulation typically contains a number of different additives, and exists in rigid (unplasticised PVC or uPVC) and flexible (plasticised PVC or pPVC) forms. The different nanofillers, which have been used in PVC, are then introduced individually. Next the most important properties that can be modified in PVC are considered. Finally, brief statements about the opportunities for PVC nanocomposites and future trends are provided. An extensive list ...

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