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Material Purpose

The material purpose controlled list identifies the purpose of this material in this combination of material constituents.

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m-material-purpose-0001 acid scavenger Acid scavengers, also referred to as antacids, neutralize acidic impurities, especially those that release HCl.
m-material-purpose-0002 adhesive Applied to one or both surfaces of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation.
m-material-purpose-0003 antioxidant Used to inhibit oxidation.
m-material-purpose-0004 antistatic agent Used for treatment of materials or their surfaces in order to reduce or eliminate buildup of static electricity.
m-material-purpose-0005 barrier Used to reduce water and gas diffusion into and/or out of the material.
m-material-purpose-0006 coating
m-material-purpose-0007 fire retardant Used to improve the fire resistance of materials.
m-material-purpose-0008 light and heat stabilizer Used to inhibit photo-oxidation.
m-material-purpose-0009 lubricant
m-material-purpose-0010 pigment
m-material-purpose-0011 plasticizer
m-material-purpose-0012 preservation
m-material-purpose-0013 print
m-material-purpose-0014 slip compound
m-material-purpose-0015 structure Providing strength and stability.
m-material-purpose-0016 thermal stabilizer Used to minimize loss of HCl within PVC, a degradation process that starts above 70 °C.
m-material-purpose-0017 metal deactivators Deactivators work by chelation to form an inactive coordination complex with the metal ion.