PVC Degradation and Stabilization, Fourth Edition includes new developments in PVC production, new stabilization methods and mechanisms, new approaches to plasticization, methods of waste reprocessing, accelerated degradation due to electric breakdown, and much more. The book contains all the information necessary for the successful design of stabilization formulas in any PVC-based product. Other topics covered include degradation by thermal energy, UV, gamma and other forms of radiation, chemical degradation, and more. Analytical methods for studying degradative and stabilization processes aid readers in establishing a system for verifying results of stabilization with different stabilizing systems.
- Revised to include cutting-edge research, patent updates and other information required to design successful stabilization in PVC-based products
- Covers chemical structure, PVC manufacturing technology, morphology, degradation by thermal energy, mechanodegradation, and more
- Includes a chapter on the analytical methods used in studying degradative and stabilization processes
- Discusses information on the effects of PVC and its additives on health, safety and the environment
1. Chemical structure of pvc 2. Pvc manufacture technology 3. Pvc morphology 4. Principles of thermal degradation 5. Principles of uv degradation 6. Principles of degradation by ?-radiation 7. Degradation by other forms of radiation 8. Mechanodegradation 9. Chemical degradation 10. Analytical methods 11. Principles of stabilization 12. Health and safety and environmental impact
George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.