Developing the Manufacturing Process for VCE: Binder for Filled Elastomers

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This topical report presents work completed to re-establish the manufacturing process for poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate-co-vinyl alcohol) terpolymer called VCE. The new VCE formulations meet the material requirements and have lower melt viscosity, which results in improved production for the next assembly. In addition, the reaction conditions were optimized in order to achieve a satisfactory conversion rate to enable production in a single work shift. Several equipment and process changes were made to yield a manufacturing process with improved product quality, yield, efficiency, and worker safety.

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Eastwood, E.A. November 1, 2009.

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This topical report presents work completed to re-establish the manufacturing process for poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate-co-vinyl alcohol) terpolymer called VCE. The new VCE formulations meet the material requirements and have lower melt viscosity, which results in improved production for the next assembly. In addition, the reaction conditions were optimized in order to achieve a satisfactory conversion rate to enable production in a single work shift. Several equipment and process changes were made to yield a manufacturing process with improved product quality, yield, efficiency, and worker safety.

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  • Report No.: KCP-613-8681
  • Grant Number: DE-AC04-01AL66850
  • DOI: 10.2172/1054757 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1054757
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc846910

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Eastwood, E.A. Developing the Manufacturing Process for VCE: Binder for Filled Elastomers, report, November 1, 2009; Kansas City, Missouri. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846910/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.