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Rheology pp 429-434 | Cite as

Interactive Enhancement of PVC and ABS Toughness in Their Blends, a Fracture Mechanics Investigation

  • T. Riccò
  • M. Rink
  • A. Pavan

Abstract

Blending of PVC with ABS shows the singular effect of an enhancement in strength and toughness over the values of the individual components, when conventional testing methods are used to measure these ultimate properties.

Keywords

Crack Length Notch Depth Butadiene Rubber Singular Effect Notch Length 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Riccò
    • 1
  • M. Rink
    • 1
  • A. Pavan
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica Industriale del Politecnico di MilanoSezione di Chimica Macromolecolare e MaterialiMilanoItaly

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