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PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC plastic (Polyvinyl Chloride) is available in various stock shapes for machining. PVC is one of the most commonly used plastic polymers globally. PVC is made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticisers, if no plasticisers are added it is known as uPVC  (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride). PVC is flexible, durable and low cost. uPVC is rigid and durable it does not flex and is safe for transporting drinking water is fire-resistant and recyclable.

PVC is a semi-crystalline, engineering thermoplastic that offers excellent chemical compatibility. PVC is easily machined, allowing close tolerances to be achieved. It is also readily available in various stock forms and very cost effective, making it an ideal choice for a number of industrial, construction and laboratory applications.

Applications

Perhaps the most common use of PVC is in pipes, it is light weight, low cost, and low maintenance and can be fused together using various solvent cements, or heat-fused. With the addition of plasticisers it can also be used as insulation on electrical cables.

uPVC, also known as rigid PVC, is extensively used in the building industry as a low-maintenance material It is used in window frames, cladding, fascia and cladding. It is also used extensively in downpipes and guttering.

Benefits:

  • High rigidity
  • Very high density
  • Good weather resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Electrical insulation
  • Good flame resistance
  • High strength and toughness
  • Excellent thermal and insulating properties

Forms:

  • PVC rod
  • PVC sheet
  • PVC tube

Call 01902 716333 for nationwide delivery of PVC and uPVC

 

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