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Flexible PVC: How to Avoid Unwanted Color Development

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In flexible PVC, unwanted color development is a frequent problem. Colors can show up unexpectedly: it can happen immediately after high temperature processing of flexible PVC or weeks or months after a plastic part is produced. It leads to scrapped production and product failures in the field, which can both be very expensive. But how to solve the issue when you are not sure about the cause?

Watch this tutorial and learn the 8 main causes behind all the cases of color development. Our specialist Paul Daniels will also uncover what you should do to avoid each of these pitfalls. You are just one step away from saying definitive good bye to color issues!

Author : Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels retired as a senior staff chemist from ExxonMobil Chemical Company in March, 2013.  He spent most of his nearly 33 years with ExxonMobil supporting that company’s plasticizers, higher alcohols and higher olefins businesses.  In the plasticizers area, Paul was involved in solving customers’ problems (processing problems, end use performance problems) with their plasticized products. He was also studying plant issues with the manufacture of plasticizers, and developing new plasticizers as well as new markets for existing plasticizers.  

Paul authored a number of technical papers and patents.  He served on technical committees with various industry groups including the Society of the Plastics Industry, the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association. He received his masters and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Louisville.  Currently he’s doing a little consulting and technical writing.

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