PVC – Vinyl
Polyvinyl chloride which is often called PVC and vinyl is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, apart from polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC has great strength, lightweight, durable and flame retardant. The characteristics of Polyvinyl chloride make them an excellent choice in kitchens and bathrooms. This particular plastic is also a popular choice with trade customers who work in the construction industry.
PVC is often used in different types of construction including many sizes of pipe and in profile applications such as doors and windows.
It can also be present in bottles, non-food packaging, and credit or membership cards. It is very versatile and can be made softer and more flexible. When PVC is made more pliable it can be used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, imitation leather, signage, phonograph records, inflatable products, and many applications where it replaces rubber.
Polyvinyl chloride – Stock Shapes
|Water absorption||24h (20°C)||41||mg||DIN 53495|
|Service temperature||short term||70||°C||Average|
|Service temperature||long term||60||°C||Average|
|Coefficient of linear thermal Expansion||8||10-5 k-1||DIN 53752|
|Surface resistance||10-13||om||IEC 60093|
|Specific volume resistance||10-15||om*cm||IEC 60093|
|Dielectric constant||3||kV/mm||IEC 60250|
|Dielectric strength||39||10-5 k-1||IEC 60243-1|