PVC – Vinyl

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


Other properties parameter value unit norm
Water absorption 24h (20°C) 41 mg DIN 53495
UV Transmission no
Flammability >2mm B2 DIN 4102


Thermal properties parameter value unit norm
Service temperature short term 70 °C Average
Service temperature long term 60 °C Average
Thermal conductivity 0.20 W/(K*m) DIN52612-1
Coefficient of linear thermal Expansion 8 10-5 k-1 DIN 53752


Electrical properties parameter value unit norm
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


Other properties parameter value unit norm
Flammability V0 UL94

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