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Online Course

Rigid PVC: How to Maximize Performance to Cost Ratio

On-Demand Course

Recorded on May 25, 2023

Achieve demanding end use / regulation requirements with your rigid PVC while minimizing costs. Overcome challenges of changing additives or processing scale in demands like larger pipes, high temp., and REACH regulation on tin stabilizers…

To help you reach desired performance (high temp. resistance, impact strength…) leading expert Paul Mastro (>30 years of experience) will guide you on:
  • How additives (stabilizers, lubricants…) work & their impact
  • Latest regulations (NSF for potable water pipes, UL 94 for electrical conduits, fittings...)
  • Correlation between process & formulation of rigid PVC

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Paul Mastro

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Increasingly demanding end use & regulation requirements (high temp. resistance, larger pipes, REACH regulations on tin stabilizers…) continue to push for higher performance rigid PVC yet at lower cost.

However, lack of experience could lead to wasting time on trial & error, higher scrap rates, selecting wrong additives resulting into higher cost. Additionally with almost no technical support from suppliers, it’s time for processors to be self-sufficient in knowing the technologies they are using. Join this course to:

  1. Tailor more easily your rigid PVC performance by understanding the impact of additives, formulation & processing parameters (shear rate, residence time, melt temp....) on its mechanical, electrical properties…

  2. Troubleshoot faster PVC degradation, high scrap rates ...: know the causes & solutions and how the system will be impacted by your problem solving strategy.

  3. Solve future challenges on your own (without relying too much on suppliers) by finding a balance between the shear heat generated & the stabilization package in your formulation.

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How to Maximize Performance to Cost Ratio

Who should view this course?

R&D people working with Rigid PVC (formulation, processing, use…) who need to solve faster their problems and achieve new performance levels without increasing costs in applications such as pipes, fittings, conduits, siding, profiles…

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Course Outline

The following sections will be covered:
  1. Introduction to Rigid PVC Compounds

  2. Optimizing Formulation of Rigid PVC
    • Resin and Compounds
    • Additives (stabilizers, waxes, lubricants, impact modifiers, etc.) & how they work

  3. Optimizing Processing of Rigid PVC
    • Blending and Mixing
    • Cooler and Cooling
    • Blending Sequence
    • Consistency and Cleanliness
    • Regrind use

  4. Interrelating Formulation & Process Parameters
    • Effect of additives on heat stability
    • Effects of excessive internal & external lubrication on processing

  5. Optimizing Rigid PVC Formulations for your performance targets (keeping regulations, certifications in mind)
    • Do and Don’ts of Developing Rigid PVC

  6. Typical Issues and solutions in processing Rigid PVC: Chain un-zippering, Poor mechanical properties in end use, high failure rate...

  7. Real life Case Studies

  8. References and Conclusions

  9. 30 Mins Q&A Session- Ask your questions directly to the expert !

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Members Reviews

Satisfying content and introduction to PVC compounding. Being able to ask questions related to temperature was good.

Campbell , from Atkore International

Technical level of the course is very good.

Jonas Van Damme , from Sioen Industries NV

This is truly an excellent training course. It did help us a lot to understand more about the plastic industry, plastic components and how all of the ingredients impact cost.

Claudia M. , from Reverté Minerals America

Good information ! Potential improvements to our process.

Alvin B. , from Color Master

Great overview of PVC processing and additive/formulation considerations

Karen E. , from Eastman Chemical

Good overview and understanding the different effects of the additives

Michael A. , from Metabolix

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