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The effects of plasticizers on solvent bond strength in flexible PVC tubing

Tech Paper | Supplied by Eastman Chemical Company

Solvent bonding is a common processing technique used in the medical industry for connecting flexible tubing and rigid parts. The strength of this bond is an extremely important variable to consider when selecting materials for sensitive applications needed in the medical market. 

A solvent bonding study was conducted to determine whether there are any differences in bond strength associated with the plasticizer choice in flexible PVC tubing, specifically between DEHP and Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer.  

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