Kohei Moritaka, Yoshihiro Kubo, Shuhei Kanmuri
Papers # 2016 Berlin
We have developed poly (VC-co-PEGMA). This polymer is obtained from the polymerization with the vinyl chloride monomer and PEGMA (polyoxy ethylene glycol monomethacrylate). Each component of this polymer is chemically-bonded. This polymer shows hydrophilic property, antistatic properties, transparency etc., and, is possible to various processes. We're also considering other usage as well as a pipe.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is superior in strength and chemical resistance. PVC is capable of adjusting various forming like hard or soft state, thus this material is used in various fields such as pipes, guttering, sheet, etc.
Previously, in order to improve the performance of the PVC, the blending method of hydrophilic components towards PVC has been studied. However, this method had the problem that the hydrophilic component which was blended was easily eluted in water. As a countermeasure to this problem, we have developed poly (VC-co-PEGMA). This polymer is obtained from the polymerization with the vinyl chloride monomer and PEGMA (polyoxy ethylene glycol monomethacrylate). Each component of this polymer is chemically-bonded, therefore, it will not be eluted from the polymer. The polymer shows following superior functionality such as hydrophilic property, sustainable water absorption, oil adhesion inhibitory, antistatic properties, flexibility, and transparency, in addition to the conventional characteristics of the polyvinyl chloride. For the purpose of improve the performance of pipes, sheets, paints etc., the application of this polymer is thought to be effective. This paper describe the performances of this new polymer material and its application examples of pipe products.