In the 21st century plastic parts are all around us, from the wires and cabling that connects us to the internet, to the electrical wiring and conduits that run through our homes and the places we work, to the endless plastic parts on the consoles of our cars. Just about every type of non-metal part, pipe or conduit starts out as a rigid PVC compound and is developed using a mold.
Plastic specialists are able to change the molecular composition of rigid chemical composition to produce rigid PVC compounds that don't bend easily or flexible PVC that bends around other materials. The applications for PVC plastics are varied and infinite and reach across home, business, and manufacturing products such as:
Automobile Components - shifting knobs, gaskets for doors, seals for windows or sun roofs, dashboard molding, trim pieces, wires
Industrial - handles, grips, hoses, tubing, knobs, suction cups, grommets, parts
Medicine - tubes, bendable tubing, food IVs. Plastics found in the medical field are made from medical grade PVC compounds designed to provide safe and sanitary environments.
Building/Construction - weather stripping, seals for windows, exterior trim
Wires & Cabling - appliance wiring, communications cables, automotive cabling and wiring
Electric - power cords, harnesses for wires, boots for battery terminals, covers
Environmental concerns in recent years have led to the development of phthalate free flexible polyvinyl chloride plastics that are safer for use in toys and vinyl compounds involved in food processing.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)'s Uses In The Construction, And Automotive Industry