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  • 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

  • AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market

    AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has taken another significant step in cementing its industry leadership in organic peroxides with the completion of an expansion project at its Polymer Chemistry production facility in Los Reyes, Mexico. The investment will increase the company's peroxyester 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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  • China Petrochemicals Report Q3 2012

    BMI’s China Petrochemicals Report Q312 examines the long-term growth trends that are in play across the local industry, but warns of short-term concerns about over-capacity and the impact on prices and trade. This report analyses the way in which the slowdown in Chinese construction activity is af more

  • Hungary Petrochemicals Report Q3 2012

    BMI’s Hungary Petrochemicals report examines the continuing diversification of the sector, but warns of severe short-term challenges caused by a downturn in the domestic market and headwinds from the eurozone crisis, which will impact key consuming industries. The report focuses on the effects of more

  • Poland Petrochemicals Report Q3 2012

    BMI’s Poland Petrochemicals Report looks at the way in which producers are harnessing the long-term potential of the Polish market while managing the short-term downside risks associated with the eurozone sovereign debt crisis. This report examines the main trends that are emerging in the Polish p 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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