Poly Vinyl Chloride

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Poly Vinyl Chloride

A chemical sometimes used in plastics. It has been shown to damage coins and reduce their value to collectors and investors.
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They fall right into the chunky sneaker trend with leather and suede covered in PVC for a futuristic feel.
An emerging trend, which has a direct impact on the dynamics of the PVC compound industry, includes development of molecular orientation technology for efficient, environment- friendly, and cost- efficient high pressure PVC water pipe.
During this process, known quantity of PCL (0.375 g) and PVC (1.125 g) were first dissolved in 10 mL dimethylformamide.
"It is highly encouraging that such a large contingent of the PVC cables value chain met in Bologna for this landmark event," commented Arjen Sevenster of ECVM.
The blending of PVC, processing aids and 3 phr NBR/ CuS[O.sub.4] x 5[H.sub.2]O (100/40) compound were carried out at a constant mixer temperature of 175[degrees]C for 5 min.
Spectra Blue[R] PVC is moderately priced flexible PVC with a high resistance to acids and bases with a mid-level temperature range of 150oF.
Blendex polymer modifier resins improve toughness and heat distortion in PVC and other polymers.
PVC gets a bad rep sometimes, and here is where the question divides into supply piping and waste piping.
However, Greenpeace has launched a campaign against PVC. Bill Richardson, Greenpeace's national administration coordinator, asserts, "We're not anti-plastic, we're anti-PVC." Greenpeace believes that PVC is the most environmentally damaging of all plastics because of the toxic chlorine resin used and the dioxins released during its production.
Despite the sharp increase in the export of PVC resin, the average export price actually dropped quite considerably, from US$ 795.1 per ton in 1997 to US$ 432.7 per ton in 1998, or 45.6% lower.
Summary:The Danish Minister for Environment and Energy, Svend Auken, on June 18 unveiled an overall strategy for Danish efforts to clear the environment of PVC, with a new action plan aiming to reduce and phase out the use of plasticisers (or phthalates).
It was a small victory for children when Health Canada issued a precautionary warning in November that soft teethers and rattles made with softened polyvinyl chloride (PVC) may pose health risks when chewed or sucked on.