Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
A study conducted to determine the suitability of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) fillers in exterior PVC applications revealed that the surface-treated precipitated CaCO3s of average particle sizes 0.5 micron and 0.07 micron, in fact, minimized the initial yellowing of PVC seen on weathering. It is hypothesized that these particle-size CaCO3s, being optimum for light scattering, provide greater UV protection. Further, the high surface areas of these CaCO3s increase the capacity to neutralize the HCl responsible for yellowing of the PVC. The optimum filler level is 5 to 10 phr. At this loading level, long-term impact strength is also retained.
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