PVC Degradation and Stabilization

PVC Degradation and Stabilization

4th Edition - March 11, 2020

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  • Author: George Wypych
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781927885611
  • eBook ISBN: 9781927885628

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PVC Degradation and Stabilization, Fourth Edition, includes new developments in PVC production, new stabilization methods and mechanisms, new approaches to plasticization, methods of waste reprocessing, accelerated degradation due to electric breakdown, and much more. The book contains all the information necessary for the successful design of stabilization formulas in any PVC-based product. Other topics covered include degradation by thermal energy, UV, gamma and other forms of radiation, chemical degradation, and more. Analytical methods for studying degradative and stabilization processes aid readers in establishing a system for verifying results of stabilization with different stabilizing systems. Many new topics included in this edition are of particular interest today. These comprise new developments in PVC production yielding range of new grades, new stabilization methods and mechanisms (e.g. synergistic mixtures containing hydrotalcites and their synthetic equivalents, beta-diketones, functionalized fillers, Shiff bases), new approaches to plasticization, methods of waste reprocessing (life cycle assessment, reformulation, biodegradable materials, and energy recovery), accelerated degradation due to electric breakdown, and many more

Key Features

  • Revised to include cutting-edge research, patent updates and other information required to design successful stabilization in PVC-based products
  • Covers chemical structure, PVC manufacturing technology, morphology, degradation by thermal energy, mechanodegradation, and more
  • Includes a chapter on the analytical methods used in studying degradative and stabilization processes
  • Discusses information on the effects of PVC and its additives on health, safety and the environment


Researchers in engineering (chemical; mechanical); professional engineers. Grad students and professors

Table of Contents

  • 1. Chemical Structure of PVC
    2. PVC Manufacture Technology
    3. PVC Morphology
    4. Thermal Degradation
    5. UV Degradation
    6. Degradation by γ-Radiation
    7. Degradation by Other Forms of Radiation
    8. Mechanodegradation
    9. Chemical Degradation
    10. Analytical Methods
    11. PVC Stabilization
    12. Health and safety and environmental impact

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ChemTec Publishing 2020
  • Published: March 11, 2020
  • Imprint: ChemTec Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781927885611
  • eBook ISBN: 9781927885628

About the Author

George Wypych

George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.

Affiliations and Expertise

ChemTec Publishing, Ontario, Canada

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