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 propertiesparametervalueunitnorm
Water absorption24h (20°C)41mgDIN 53495
UV Transmissionno
Flammability>2mmB2DIN 4102


Thermal propertiesparametervalueunitnorm
Service temperatureshort term70°CAverage
Service temperaturelong term60°CAverage
Thermal conductivity0.20W/(K*m)DIN52612-1
Coefficient of linear thermal Expansion810-5 k-1DIN 53752


Electrical propertiesparametervalueunitnorm
Surface resistance10-13omIEC 60093
Specific volume resistance10-15om*cmIEC 60093
Dielectric constant3kV/mmIEC 60250
Dielectric strength3910-5 k-1IEC 60243-1


Other propertiesparametervalueunitnorm

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