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Zetium - Analysis of Cd and Pb in polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

This data sheet demonstrates the performance of Zetium Polymers edition for the analysis of cadmium and lead in PVC.

The versatility of PVC depends largely on a wide variety of special additives used to influence its properties, such as heat and UV resistance, color, and its mechanical characteristics for molding. Cadmium and lead compounds have been used extensively as heat stabilizers in PVC, although the use of cadmium is declining as industry establishes more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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