Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl) is an economical and versatile thermoplastic polymer widely used in the building and construction industry to produce door and window profiles, pipes (drinking and wastewater), wire and cable insulation, medical devices, etc. It is the world’s third-largest thermoplastic material by volume after polyethylene and polypropylene.
Poly Vinyl Chloride Resin or PVC Resin as it is popularly called, is a thermoplastic Resin which can be softened on reheating. A common term for this commodity polymer is Vinyl. Often available in the form of a powder, PVC granules are highly resistant to oxidisation and degradation caused by atmospheric reaction. In its raw form, it appears as a white powdery solid.
The composition of PVC is such that 57 % is chlorine and 43% is carbon. Since the process of deriving PVC Resin granules is rarely dependent on petroleum, it is considered as one of the more renewable plastics.
PVC compounds are specially developed for injection molding, blow molding, and a wide range of extrusion applications such as profile and sheet. PVC compounds can be used to manufacture appliance components, connectors, office equipment, tapes, cable insulation, sheathing, flame retardant sheathing, high temperature cable applications, welding cables, and more.