Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Brittleness Temperature

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1597

The temperature at which a plastic or elastomer breaks in cantilever-bending impact under specific conditions. The brittleness temperature is related to that of the  Glass Transition, for those plastics with Tgs below room temperature, such as flexible PVC. (Wickson EJ (ed) (1993) Handbook of polyvinyl chloride formulating. Wiley, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA