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Rigid PVC: Maximizing Performance to Cost Ratio

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Recorded on Oct 24, 2017

Maximize performance/cost ratio of your rigid PVC by overcoming challenges faced when changing additives or processing scale, owing to end use or regulation requirements (larger pipes, high temp., REACH regulation on tin stabilizers…).

Leading expert Paul Mastro, will guide you on how additives (stabilizers, lubricants…) work & their impact, latest regulations, correlation between process & formulation of rigid PVC… to help you reach desired performance (high temp. resistance, impact strength…).


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Paul Mastro Presented By:
Paul Mastro

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Increasingly demanding end use & regulation requirements (high temp. resistance, larger pipes, REACH regulations on tin stabilizers…) continue to push for higher performance rigid PVC yet at lower cost. To achieve this, you have to revisit your formulation & processing choices… Join this course and:

1. Tailor more easily your rigid PVC performance by understanding the impact of additives, formulation & processing parameters (shear rate, residence time, melt temp....) on its mechanical, electrical properties…

2. Troubleshoot faster PVC degradation, high scrap rates ...: know the causes & solutions and how the system will be impacted by your problem solving strategy

3. Solve future challenges on your own (without relying too much on suppliers) by finding a balance between the shear heat generated & the stabilization package in your formulation.

Who should view this course?

R&D people working with Rigid PVC (formulation, processing, use…) who need to solve faster their problems and achieve new performance levels without increasing costs in applications such as pipes, fittings, conduits, siding, profiles…

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered:

  1. Introduction to Rigid PVC Compounds

  2. Optimizing Formulation of Rigid PVC
    • Resin and Compounds
    • Additives (stabilizers, waxes, lubricants, impact modifiers, etc.) & how they work

  3. Optimizing Processing of Rigid PVC
    • Blending and Mixing
    • Cooler and Cooling
    • Blending Sequence
    • Consistency and Cleanliness
    • Regrind use

  4. Interrelating Formulation & Process Parameters
    • Effect of additives on heat stability
    • Effects of excessive internal & external lubrication on processing

  5. Optimizing Rigid PVC Formulations for your performance targets (keeping regulations, certifications in mind)
    • Do and Don’ts of Developing Rigid PVC

  6. Typical Issues and solutions in processing Rigid PVC: Chain un-zippering, Poor mechanical properties in end use, high failure rate...

  7. Real life Case Studies

  8. References and Conclusions

  9. 30 Mins Q&A Session- Ask your questions directly to the expert !

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Members Reviews

This is truly an excellent training course. It did help us a lot to understand more about the plastic industry, plastic components and how all of the ingredients impact cost.

Claudia M. , from Reverté Minerals America

Good information ! Potential improvements to our process.

Alvin B. , from Color Master

Great overview of PVC processing and additive/formulation considerations

Karen E. , from Eastman Chemical

Good overview and understanding the different effects of the additives

Michael A. , from Metabolix

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