In the modern world plastic parts are all around us, from the computer cabling that connects us to the world wide web, to the conduits and wiring that wind around our homes and the places we work, to the infinitely numbered plastic parts on the consoles of our vehicles. Most plastic is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and manufactured by PVC manufacturers in facilities around the world and throughout the US.
Chemical engineers are able to vary the chemical properties of rigid vinyl alloys to produce rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that bends around other objects. The uses for PVC plastics really are endless and include residential, commercial and industrial items such as:
Automobile Components - shifters, door gaskets, seals for windows or sun roofs, console molding, trim pieces, wiring
Manufacturing - handles, grips, hoses, tubing, knobs, suction cups, grommets, parts
Medical - tubes, flexible tubes, food IVs. Compounds found in the medical field use medical grade PVC plastics designed to maintain sanitary and safe environments.
Construction Industry - weather stripping, seals for windows, outside trim
Cables & Wiring - appliance wires, communications cables, automobile cabling and wiring
Electrical - power supply cording, harnesses for wires, boots for battery terminals, covers
All these industries can produce components without having to use glass, metals, and other materials. This allows companies create lighter, cheaper products. Another benefit of chemical compounds is their resistance to corrosion.
Environmental concerns in today's world have spawned the creation of phthalate plasticizers free flexible PVC compounds that are safer to utilize in children's toys and vinyl compounds that come in contact with food.
The Multitude Of Applications For PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)