Alternative Designations: Polyvinyl chloride

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PVC is made from a polymer of vinyl chloride. This polymer is then combined with other chemicals to create a variety of PVC products. It is the third most synthesized thermoplastic material. It is resistant to weathering, chemicals, corrosion and shock. It has good resistance to abrasion and good insulation properties. Furthermore, it is tough, lightweight and fire retardant. It is commonly used for pipes, window frames, bottles, electrical distribution boxes etc.

Key Features

Resistant to weathering, chemicals, corrosion and shock • Biocompatible • High strength


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