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PVC (Polyvinily chloride)
 

Caracteristics

- Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated acids, alcohols, bases, aliphatic hydrocarbons and mineral oils.
- Good resistance (minor attack) to vegetable oils and oxidizing agents.
- Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to aldehydes.
- Poor resistance (not recommended for use) with esters, aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons, and ketones.

Description

PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC), is a thermoplastic polymer. This material should be named “polychloroethanediyl”, but the name is not used. Polyvinyl chloride is the third most widely produced plastic, after polyethylene an polypropylene. PVC is compatible with many different kinds of additives, making it a highly versatile polymer.
For example, PVC has the particularity to be either rigid or flexible (by adding plasticizers). PVC is widely used in construction because it is cheap, durable, and easy to assemble. It is also widely used in transport, packaging, electrical/electronic and healthcare applications. Also, we have to say that it is biologically and chemically resistant, as well as waterproof. It also has excellent electrical insulation properties, as well as a
good impact strength.

Usual uses

Window and door frames, thermal insulation, bottles, sheets, construction applications, pipes, fittings, siding, wire and cable insulation, floor coverings, synthetic leather products, coatings, medical tubing, gaskets, flanges, buckets, pipes, cable glands, pump and valve caps.