Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is the most popular thermoplastics used in this world. The product containing high levels of chlorine and is often found odorless, white and brittle. PVC is generally produced in two forms, one is a rigid or unplasticized polymer (RPVC or UPVC) while a rigid or unplasticized polymer is flexible in nature. Regular PVC (RPVC) is softer and can be easily bended than UPVC and therefore, is used in several construction projects, electrical wirings, floorings for homes, hospitals, schools, etc. Other than this, PVC is even used in construction as a pipe for plumbing.
Why Use Pvc?
Today PVC is replacing all the traditional building materials such as wood, metal, concrete and clay in numerous applications, do you know why?
PVC, PE, PP, PS are general purpose plastics featuring some of the top notch properties like:-
Fire resistant- Due to high chlorine content, PVC stabilizers inherit fire retarding properties. For instance, the ignition temperature of PVC is as high as 455 degree Celsius. Besides the heat released in burning is considerably lower with PVC as compared to other materials.
Durability- PVC lubricants being highly resistant to oxidative reactions offers a great amount of durability. In fact, most of the medium and long term applications incorporate around 80% of PVC production in the building and construction industry.
Versatile- PVC has chlorine and that's the reason why it mixes well with other substances. Besides, it contributes to ease of coloring, printing, and adhesion. Most of the PVC lubricants do not require pre-treatment which enables a variety of designs. With superior printability, adhesion properties and weather ability, patterns like wood, grain, marble and metallic tones are possible.