Book Description: This handbook covers all aspects of PVC from monomer manufacture to polymerization; the gamut of additives such as stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, impact modifiers, fillers, and reinforcing agents; blends and alloys; compounding and processing; characterization; combustion resistance and weatherability; product engineering design; applications; environmental and safety; and the dynamics of the PVC industry. This handbook contains practical formulation information as well as a mechanistic view of why PVC behaves as it does. Partial Contents: Vinyl Chloride Monomer. Polymerization. PVC Stabilizers and Lubricants. Plasticizers. Processing Aids and Impact Modifiers. Fillers and Reinforcing Agents. PVC Blends and Alloys. Compounding Processes. Flexible PVC. Specialty Grade PVC Resins. Physical Properties and Characterization of PVC.