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Mechanical properties of tale and calcium carbonate filled PVC

Hassan, Azman and Abu Bakar, Aznizam and Bee, Soo Tueen (2007) Mechanical properties of tale and calcium carbonate filled PVC. In: Regional Annual Fundamental Science Seminar, 2007.

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The main objective of this investigation was to study and compare the thermal rigidity, thermal stability, and processability of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) composites filled with single fillers of talc and uncoated ground CaCO3 (SM 90) or a hybrid filler consisting of talc/SM 90. To produce the composites, the PVC resin, fillers, and other additives were dry-blended in a laboratory mixer before being milled into sheets by using a tworoll mill. Test specimens were prepared by compression molding, after which the thermal properties and processability of the composites were determined. Single and hybrid filler loadings used were fixed at 30 phr (parts per hundred parts of resin). Talc-filled PVC composite showed slightly better thermal stability and rigidity than the composite filled with SM 90, and its thermal stability and rigidity slightly decreased with SM 90 content increasing from 5 to 25 phr in order to replace talc filler in the hybrid composites. The fusion time of talc-filled PVC composite was shorter than that of SM 90-filled PVC composite; thus, the fusion time of hybrid composites increased with increasing SM 90.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:24438
Deposited On:18 Apr 2012 05:40
Last Modified:14 Sep 2017 00:47

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