Experimental study on estimation of mechanical properties of recycled PVC sheets

Akio Koyama, Naoki Mizumoto, Masafumi Kikuchi

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Various kinds of PVC sheets are used as a finishing material for buildings. These PVC sheets are considered as appropriate material for recycling, because PVC has thermoplastic. In this study, fundamental mechanical property tests were carried out on recycled PVC specimens. The following conclusions were obtained. 1) The influence of waste PVC compound mixing rate on the quality of recycled PVC sheets was confirmed. 2) The mechanical properties of the recycled PVC sheets were influenced from the composition ratio of polymer, plasticizer, and calcium carbonate. 3) The prediction equation of mechanical properties of recycled PVC sheets was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number649
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010



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