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Reversible Plasticization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059850D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Sainsbury, DE Zachariades, AE [+details]

Abstract

Plasticizers are typically used as processing aids in the fabrication of polymers which are difficult to process. The choice of plasticizer depends on many variables, however, a major disadvantage in their use is that they remain in the polymer after processing, thus affecting its properties, i.e., lower modulus melting point. In principle, therefore, it would be desirable to remove the plasticizer after processing.