Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Swelling

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_11472
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n (1) Volume expansion of a material specimen or manufactured article due to a rise in temperature (see Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) or absorption of water or other liquid. It is usually expressed as a percentage of the original volume or, sometimes, as percentage change in lineal dimensions. (2) Extrudate Swelling.

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