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Plasticized PVC: How to Troubleshoot Adhesive Failures

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Plasticized PVC has a tremendous variety of end uses, many of which are printed or painted (advertising signs, wall covering, wire insulation...) In any of these products, adhesive failures can be a commercial disaster! Learn to identify the causes of adhesion issues and prioritize the actions to solve them.


In this tutorial, our specialist Paul Daniels will share a structured process with all the steps to troubleshoot adhesive failures.

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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