By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Vinyl Technology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Dresden, Germany, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The influence of the type and content of organically modified nanoclay (NC) and the amount of calcium stearate (Ca.St) on the fusion characteristics of a poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) nanocomposite was studied by using response surface methodology. To interpret the fusion behavior, different PVC/NC compounds were prepared in a Plasticorder with a constant rotor speed of 60 rpm while keeping the processing time and temperature constant."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "The results revealed that introducing NC particles into the PVC compound resulted in an increase in the maximum torque (MAT), while the minimum torque (MIT) declined. On the contrary, both the MAT and MIT values slightly increased with increasing Ca.St content. It was also found that with increasing NC content, the fusion time increased and the fusion factor decreased, whereas increasing the Ca.St lowered the fusion time. Furthermore, the difference between the MIT and MAT values demonstrated multifarious behaviors depending on the material type."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Ultimately, a correlation was established between the material characteristics and the fusion factor of the PVC nanocompounds. J. VINYL ADDIT. TECHNOL., 19:168-176, 2013."
For more information on this research see: Fusion level optimization of rigid PVC nanocompounds by using response surface methodology. Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology, 2013;19(3):168-176. Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1548-0585)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.R. Saeb, Technical University of Dresden, Inst Werkstoffwissensch, D-01069 Dresden, Germany. Additional authors for this research include M. Moghri, H.A. Khonakdar, U. Wagenknecht and G. Heinrich.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Dresden, Germany, Vinyl Technology
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