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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
 
A thermoplastic polymer that is commonly called saran. Polyvinylidene chloride forms films that are impermeable to vapors, moisture, and oxygen. It is most often used as a barrier film for packaging.  
 
A thermoplastic polymer that is commonly called saran. Polyvinylidene chloride forms films that are impermeable to vapors, moisture, and oxygen. It is most often used as a barrier film for packaging.  
  
See also [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=saran film saran film].
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See also [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=saran%20film saran film].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
poly(vinylidene chloride); PVDC; poli(cloruro de vinilideno) (Esp.); chlorure de polyvinylidne (Fr.); polivinilidene cloruro (It.); cloreto de polivinilideno (Port.)  
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poly(vinylidene chloride); PVDC; poli(cloruro de vinilideno) (Esp.); chlorure de polyvinylidène (Fr.); polivinilidene cloruro (It.); cloreto de polivinilideno (Port.)  
  
 
Examples: saran; Cryovac
 
Examples: saran; Cryovac
  
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== Other Properties ==
 
== Other Properties ==
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== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==
  
* Theodore J. Reinhart, Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', ''Engineered Plastics'', ASM International, 1988
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* Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', ''Engineered Plastics'', ASM International, 1988
  
* Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000

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Description

A thermoplastic polymer that is commonly called saran. Polyvinylidene chloride forms films that are impermeable to vapors, moisture, and oxygen. It is most often used as a barrier film for packaging.

See also saran film.

Synonyms and Related Terms

poly(vinylidene chloride); PVDC; poli(cloruro de vinilideno) (Esp.); chlorure de polyvinylidène (Fr.); polivinilidene cloruro (It.); cloreto de polivinilideno (Port.)

Examples: saran; Cryovac

FTIR

AaiSARAN.jpg

FTIR

Saranfiberkj1.jpg


Other Properties

Burns with green flame producing pungent odor and evolving HCl.

Turns yellow or brown when exposed to alkalis.

Melting Point 185-200
Density 1.86-1.88

Hazards and Safety

Combustible but self-extinguishing. May release acids when heated.

Comparisons

Physical Properties for Selected Thermoplastic Resins

General Characteristics of Polymers


Authority

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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