Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 325–332 | Cite as

Mechanical and thermal properties of nanosized titanium dioxide filled rigid poly(vinyl chloride)

  • Yun-xiang Zhang
  • Yi-hu Song (宋义虎)
  • Qiang Zheng


Nano-sized rod-like titanium dioxide (TiO2) filled rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) nanocomposites were prepared by using injection-molding method. Vicat, Charpy impact and tensile tests as well as thermogravimetric and dynamic mechanical analyses were used to characterize the structure and properties of the nanocomposites. The results showed that nano-TiO2 could improve Vicat softening temperature and also improve thermal stability of PVC during the stages of dehydrochlorination and formation of carbonaceous conjugated polyene sequences, which can be ascribed to restriction of the nanoparticles on the segmental relaxation as being evidenced by raises in glass transition and β-relaxation temperatures of PVC upon filling TiO2. Addition of TiO2 nanoparticles less than 40 phr (parts per hundreds of resin) could significantly improve impact strength of the composites while the TiO2 agglomeration at high contents leads to a reduction in impact toughness.


Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Titanium dioxide (TiO2Thermal property Mechanical property Impact strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yun-xiang Zhang
    • 1
  • Yi-hu Song (宋义虎)
    • 1
  • Qiang Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization of Ministry of Education, Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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