PVC: All About this popular, perfect plastic

Chances are you’ve heard of PVC already. It’s used extensively in all walks of life including food packaging, home construction, and everywhere in-between. Here are a few things that makes PVC a popular, perfect plastic.

PVC is technically known as Polyvinyl chloride or “vinyl. It’s an amorphous thermoplastic material with excellent chemical resistance and dielectric properties. It also has good tensile, flexural, and mechanical strength, low moisture absorption, exceptional dimensional quality and good flammability characteristics.

Even the most demanding applications use PVC plastics with its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and superior flame resistance. When you add that it’s a very low cost plastic, it’s a win-win for functionally and your wallet.

Who uses PVC? Practically everyone including the point of purchase and retail, lighting, and building/construction industries. The applications for this flexible plastic seem almost endless.

Compare 3 of the PVC variants we offer at Plastifab: PVC, PVC Flexible, ad PVC Type I in our handy chart.

If you’d like more information about how this popular plastic is a great option for your next project, contact us about PVC plastic today!

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