PVC Additives, 2e (eBook)

Performance, Chemistry, Developments, and Sustainability
Copyright: May 2022
ISBN: 9781569908723
PDF: 499 pages
$219.99 (US)

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PVC Additives, 2e
Schiller, M.
April 2022


1. PVC Stabilizers
2. Additional PVC Additives
3. Uncharted Territory in PVC Processing: Plate-Out
4. Uncharted Territory in the Use of PVC Products: Photo Effects
5. PVC and Sustainability


PVC differs in its stabilization compared to other commodity plastics. Various metal compounds are suitable for the stabilization of PVC: lead, tin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, rare earths, and also almost-metal-free systems. These differences are described in the introductory part of this book, with their advantages, possibilities, and problems, from the perspective of the chemist but made understandable for salespeople and technicians.

Numerous tables and figures are included, providing structures and physico-chemical data. A special section for beginners is dedicated to guiding formulations and test methods. A relatively short section deals with development trends in Europe. Sustainability is a major theme, and it is demonstrated that PVC has a strong potential to develop into a fully sustainable material.
Another section deals with the everyday problems in the processing of PVC, such as the formation of specks, photo-effects, and plate-out. Plate-out is a common problem in the processing of PVC but only relatively few publications cover it. The causes, influencing factors, and mechanisms are still poorly understood. This section, unique in the literature, provides assistance in the selection and dosage of raw materials to PVC processor, based on the influencing factors during processing.

Author Info:

Schiller, M.

Dr. Michael Schiller has more than 20 years of research-and-development experience in the international PVC industry. His experience includes development of new PVC stabilizers and other additives, research in unusual phenomenon (plate-out, photo effects), understanding sustainability aspects of the PVC industry, and technical product management. Dr. Schiller is the author of PVC Stabilizers, author and co-author of more than 150 papers, co-editor of the Plastics Additives Handbook 6E (English, Russian, and German editions), and the inventor of more than 50 patents. He is currently the head of the Innovation and Sustainability Center for Akdeniz Kimya in Izmir, Turkey.