SPE WEBINAR: Introduction to Stabilization of PVC Formulations


Introduction to Stabilization Of PVC Formulations

  June 17, 2024; 11:00AM–12:00PM EDT

Next Lesson: Session 1 


This introductory training course will cover the basic mechanisms of PVC stabilizers which differ from stabilization approaches used in polyolefin and engineering stabilization. The evolution of PVC stabilizers from their early heavy metal compounds to today’s more sustainable inorganic and organic stabilizers will be covered. Stabilization test methods unique to PVC will be covered as well. This training will be valuable to those new to PVC as well as to those already formulating with PVC.


June 17, 2024
  Session 1
Duration: 1 Hour

If you can't attend one or several sessions live, or if you want to review some concepts, the recordings will be available after each session.

  Who Should Attend?

Are you involved in polymer processing and finding it challenging to choose the right stabilization agents for your applications?

Are you in the formulation business and seeking to create optimal formulas for various applications, taking into account the variety of stabilization agents and technologies available?

Are you interested in exploring new stabilization additives that might outperform your current ones?

Do you face thermal degradation issues in your polymer processing operations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is designed for you!

  Why Should You Attend?

  • TBA

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1 Session
Level: Intermediate
Total Hours: 1 Hour
Streaming access on desktop and mobile browsers
Recordings available after the sessions


Roger Avakian
Avakian PolyChem Consulting LLC

Roger Avakian is currently consulting in the graphene, specialty chemicals, polymer blends and non-halogen flame retardant additives fields for several clients.

Roger Avakian retired from PolyOne (now Avient) after 19 years in May 2019. He was PolyOne’s first CTO and retired as their first PolyOne Fellow. His group contributed to the commercial development of many PolyOne’s developments including biomaterials, high temperature polymers and non-halogen flame retardant technologies.

Prior to joining PolyOne, Roger was employed at GE Plastics for 20 years in various technical and technology management positions. He has 86 issued U.S. Patents, including 12 that are on flame retardant compositions. Roger has given numerous presentations globally and has several publications. He became a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Fellow in 2020 and has held leadership positions in the SPE including his most recent position as the Chairman of the Business Development and Technology Committee. Roger is a member of the American Chemical Society, SAMPE and is a professional member of PINFA-NA, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating consumers and stakeholders on the benefits of sustainable flame retardants.

Roger Avakian earned his B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1973. He is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.

  Questions? Contact:

For questions, contact Iván D. López.

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