Development of Rubber Floor Tile from Polymer Blends between Polyvinyl Chloride and Chlorinated Polyethylene

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Chatree Homkhiew
Surasit Rawangwong
Jaknarin Chattong


This research aimed to analyze the effect of chlorinated polyethylene contents on mechanical and physical properties of polymer blends. The goal of this research is to develop the polymer blends as rubber floor tile. In producing the polymer blends, a twin-screw extruder was used to blend mixture. The polymer blend pellets were then molded in a compression molding machine as sample panels. From results of experiment, analysis of variance (ANOVA) indicated that the addition of chlorinated polyethylene in range of 0-30 percentage by weight (wt%) significantly (P-value < 0.05) affected tensile strength, tensile modulus, maximum strain, hardness and residual indentation of the polymer blends. The increasing addition of the chlorinated polyethylene resulted an increase of tensile modulus, hardness, weight loss, residual indentation but a decrease of the tensile strength, maximum strain of the polymer blends. Likewise, the polymer blends gave clearly higher tensile modulus, hardness and residual indentation than polyvinyl chloride. Furthermore, the polymer blending with chlorinated polyethylene 10 wt% revealed better mechanical and physical properties than rubber floor tile of company A.

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Homkhiew, C., Rawangwong , S. ., & Chattong, J. . (2021). Development of Rubber Floor Tile from Polymer Blends between Polyvinyl Chloride and Chlorinated Polyethylene. Naresuan University Engineering Journal, 16(1), 73–80.
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