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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Materials

Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or vinyl, is the third most commonly used plastic behind polyethylene and polypropylene. Vinyl is versatile, durable, economical and easy to process, giving it broad appeal across markets and industries. PVC is an amorphous, non-hygroscopic material used in extrusion, injection molding and blow molding. PVC is manufactured in two forms: Rigid PVC is an unplasticized polymer known as vinyl, and Flexible PVC, known as plasticized PVC, is created by adding plasticizers to, for a softer, more flexible or rubber-like material.

Characteristics and Properties

  • Inherently flame retardant
  • High chemical resistance
  • Excellent insulation properties
  • Durability
  • Good weatherability
  • UV resistance
  • Cost effective

Applications

  • Pipes
  • Poles
  • Window siding
  • Packaging
  • Metal tubing
  • Wire and cable insulation
  • Raincoats
  • Shower curtains
  • Medical devices

Related North American Suppliers

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