In the modern world plastic parts are part of daily life, from the computer cables that connect us to the internet, to the electrical wiring and conduits that wind around our houses and businesses, to the infinitely numbered plastic parts on the dashboards of our vehicles. The majority of plastic is created using PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and manufactured by PVC compound companies in plants in many countries and across the US.
Chemical engineers are able to change the chemical properties of semi-rigid plastic composition to produce rigid PVC compounds that don't bend easily or flexible PVC that wraps around other objects. The uses for plastic really are endless and include home, business, and manufacturing items including:
Automotive Parts - shifting knobs, door gaskets, window and sunroof seals, dashboard moldings, trim, wires
Manufacturing - handles, grips, hoses, tubing, knobs, suction cups, grommets, parts
Medical - tubing, flexible tubes, intravenous feeding. Plastics found in the medical field are made from medical grade PVC compounds designed to provide sanitary and safe conditions.
Construction Industry - window stripping, window sealing, outside trim
Wires & Cabling - refrigerator wires, telephone/internet cables, automotive cabling and wires
Electric - power supply cording, wiring harnesses, boots for battery terminals, shields
Consciousness for the environment in today's world have led to the creation of esters of phthalic acid free flexible polyvinyl chloride compounds that are more appropriate to utilize in toys and vinyl compounds that come in contact with food.
Plastics Utilized In Various Industries