Handbook of Vinyl Formulating / Edition 2

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Here is your starting point and complete guide to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) formulation. It covers the basics of vinyl formulation, starting formulations for compounds, and the latest compounding ingredients. Since publication of the acclaimed first edition, a standard reference used by vinyl technologists around the world, there have been many new developments in vinyl formulation as well as new discoveries and insights into the underlying mechanisms. It's all covered here in the second edition, in one highly readable, expertly organized volume.

Each chapter of this second edition is written by one or more leading experts in vinyl formulation. Richard Crossman, the editor, carefully reviewed and structured the entire volume to ensure that it is not only comprehensive, but also of a consistent level of superior quality throughout. As a result, you can confidently turn to the Handbook of Vinyl Formulating whenever you need to: Find a recipe for a particular application, Discover how to modify a recipe based on your specific needs, Understand why ingredients produce their particular effects, Get step-by-step guidelines for vinyl formulating, Learn about the latest compounding ingredients and their potential applications.

In addition to meeting the needs of experienced vinyl technologists, this book is recommended as a basic guide to train new professionals entering the industry. From plumbing pipes to home siding to thin films and sheeting, you'll find the right vinyl formulation here along with clear, straightforward guidance.

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Meet the Author

Richard F. Grossman, PhD, has more than forty years' experience in rubber and plastics technology and holds seventy patents. Dr. Grossman has written more than 100 publications, including chapters in rubber and plastics books. He is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

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Table of Contents

1 Formulation Development Edward J. Wickson Wickson, Edward J. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 1

2 Resin Selection for PVC Applications Paul Kroushl Kroushl, Paul 13

3 PVC Special Products J. R. Goots Goots, J. R. Michael P. Moore Moore, Michael P. Kenneth B. Szoc Szoc, Kenneth B. Richard J. Burns Burns, Richard J. James H. Bly Bly, James H. 57

4 Antidegradants George W. Thacker Thacker, George W. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. John T. Lutz, Jr. Lutz, John T., Jr. 77

5 Colorants for Vinyl William R. Mathew Mathew, William R. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 135

6 Fillers and Reinforcements for PVC Sara Robinson Robinson, Sara Thomas H. Ferrigno Ferrigno, Thomas H. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 151

7 Monomeric Plasticizers Allen D. Godwin Godwin, Allen D. Leonard G. Krauskopf Krauskopf, Leonard G. 173

8 Specialty Plasticizers William D. Arendt Arendt, William D. Makarand Joshi Joshi, Makarand 239

9 Formulating Vinyl for Flame Resistance Paul Y. May May, Paul Y. 287

10 Impact Modification Mark T. Berard Berard, Mark T. C. Michael Vanek Vanek, C. Michael 305

11 Processing Aids for PVC C. Michael Vanek Vanek, C. Michael Mark T. Berard Berard, Mark T. 315

12 Lubricants and Related Additives Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 327

13 Plastisol Technology Ashok Shah Shah, Ashok B. Mikofalvy Mikofalvy, B. L. Horvath Horvath, L. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 371

14 Formulating Expanded Products Jeremy H. Exelby Exelby, Jeremy H. R. R. Puri Puri, R. R. David M. Henshaw Henshaw, David M. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 379

15 Alloys and Blends Michael K. Stockdale Stockdale, Michael K. Robert S. BrookmanBrookman, Robert S. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 393

16 Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants John C. Morley Morley, John C. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 403

17 Vinyl Wood Fiber Composites Laurent M. Matuana Matuana, Laurent M. Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 415

18 Laboratory Methods M. Fred Marx Marx, M. Fred Marvin Whitley Whitley, Marvin Pierre Verrier Verrier, Pierre Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 433

19 Regulatory and Legislative Matters Affecting the Plastics Industry: Health, Safety, and the Environment Lewis B. Weisfeld Weisfeld, Lewis B. 467

20 Formulating Flexible PVC for Molding and Coating Richard F. Grossman Grossman, Richard F. 491

21 Formulating Rigid PVC for Extrusion George A. Thacker Thacker, George A. 503

22 Design of Experiments R. J. Del Vecchio Del Vecchio, R. J. 515

Index 529

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