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Managing Editor  | October 2017

Plastics eMarket Tip of the Week: Proper Usage Temperature for PVC


The Plastics eMarket Tip of the Week makes its return with more insight on the ins and outs of plastics manufacturing. 

 

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Len Alter explains the importance of maintaining the proper usage temperature for thermoplastics.
(Kamweld Technologies/YouTube)

 

The Tip of the Week is presented by media sponsor Kamweld Technologies, Inc. based in Norwood, Mass.

 

Kamweld Product Manager Len Alter is back to share his experiences and this week he discusses the importance of considering the proper usage temperature for PVC and other plastics. If plastics are used above their top temperature limit then there will be failures that could lead to corrosion of tanks or other use cases.

 

He added that each plastic has a different usage temperature. For example, Kynar (polyvinylidene fluoride) has a high temperature threshold that is much higher than that of PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

 

Learn more by watching the short video below:

Kamweld Intro

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