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  • Plastic consumer products contain harmful and unknown substances

    Plastic products are ubiquitous. Although considered indispensable in many areas of life thanks to their versality and practicality, are they really harmless? The PlastX research group led by the Institute of Ecological Research (ISOE) has examined everyday products made of plastic and found that th more

  • Indestructible Plastic: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for PVC

    Sunlight, acid or salt water: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can withstand practically anything and is almost indestructible. PVC plasticizers are controversial, yet, this robust material remains one of the most frequently produced plastics alongside polypropylene and polyethylene. Demand even continues t more

  • What the Smell Can Tell

    Breath analysis in disease diagnostics is a promising research field, and the advances in instrumentation allows the accurate detection of metabolites. But not only the health status of patients, but also the preservation status of museum artifacts could be monitored. Heritage science researchers ha more

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The Chemistry of the World Cup Football

A number of chemical materials are used in the manufacture of the Brazuca, the World Cup football. The majority of these materials are polymers; these are very long molecules built up from many smaller component molecules. A simple, everyday example is polyethene, used to make some plastic bags. Dif more

A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

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Polyvinyl chloride

Polyvinyl chloride Polyvinyl chloride Density 1380 kg/m3 Young's modulus (E)2900-3300 MPa Tensile strength (σt)50-80 MPa Elongation @ break20-40% Notch test2-5 kJ /m ² Glass temperature 87 °C Melting point 212 °C Vicat B185 °C He ... more

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