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Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Ternary Polymer PVC/PVAc/PEG Blended Films

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Materials Science, Mangalore University, Mangalgangotri - 574 199, INDIA
  • 2 Post-Graduate Department of Chemistry, Karnataka Science College, Dharwad- 580 008, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 63-65, August,26 (2012)


Ternary polymer blend films of poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC)/poly (vinyl acetate) (PVAc)/poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) was prepared solution blending and solvent evaporation technique. The visual observation showed that the cast films of blend on various ratios of poly (vinyl chloride), poly (vinyl acetate) and poly (ethylene glycol) are semitransparent indicating the immiscibility of PVC/PVAc/PEG ternary blends. The tensile properties of the blend films containing different concentration (wt%) of PVC/PVAc/PEG were characterized using universal testing machine (UTM). All the blend films containing more concentration (wt%) of PVC in comparison with concentration of PVAc and PEG shows decrease in tensile strength.


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