Preparation and Properties of Rigid Cross-Linked PVC Foam
High performance rigid cross-linked PVC foam has been prepared by molding process and boiling foam process with the main materials including polyvinyl chloride paste resin (PVC), liquefied methylene bis-phenyl diisocyanate (MDI-L) and methylhexahydrophthalic anhydride (MHHPA). The chemical structure, cellular structure and thermal properties were respectively characterized by fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermomechanical analyzer (TMA) and thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). Results showed that the foam had a uniform cellular structure, and cell size was about 760μm. The glass transition temperature (Tg) was 81°C and 5% weight loss temperature (T5d) was 252°C.
A. H. Shi et al., "Preparation and Properties of Rigid Cross-Linked PVC Foam", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1056-1060, 2011