Rheology of poly (vinyl chloride) formulations from melt flow index measurements

Shenoy, A. V. ; Saini, D. R. ; Nadkarni, V. M. (1983) Rheology of poly (vinyl chloride) formulations from melt flow index measurements Journal of Vinyl Technology, 5 (4). pp. 192-197. ISSN 1083-5601

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A knowledge of the complete flow curve, or rheogram, of a PVC formulation depicting the variation of the melt viscosity over industrially relevant ranges of shear rate and temperature is essential in the design of polyer-processing equipment, process optimization, and troubleshooting. These data are generated on sophisticated rheometers that are beyond the financial and technical means of most PVC processors. The only flow parameter that can be readily measured on an inexpensive apparatus is the melt flow index of the resin-mix. In the present work, a method has been proposed to estimate the rheograms of a PVC formulation at temperatures relevant to its processing conditions with the use of a master curve, knowing the melt flow index and glass-transition temperature of the formulation. A master curve that coalesces rheograms of different PVC formulations at various temperatures has been generated and proposed as a tool for estimating the flow curve.

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