PVC and the Environment Bulletin

Weekly updates delivering an overview of the latest literature on PVC and the environment. From the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature.

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This Polymer Bulletin is a current awareness service from the Polymer Library, the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature. Each time the abstracts database is updated with new records (every week) you will be sent a bulletin alerting you to any items that relate to PVC and the environment. 


PVC was first discovered accidentally in the 1800s, but it was not until the early 1900s that it was deliberately manufactured. It then took a further 10 years before additives were found that made it more easily processable. Since this development it has found many uses in upholstery, vinyl records and building, primarily window profiles, fascias and guttering. PVC can also be used in children's toys, but issues regarding phthalate plasticisers have limited this. Safety concerns regarding the production of PVC have been a big consideration for the industry and much has been done to address these issues, so the use of PVC is still prevalent today. As with any polymer, health and environmental issues remain a key factor.

A Current Awareness service from Rapra may be just what you need to update your knowledge with ease and accuracy without having to waste time, effort and money finding the information yourself.

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