In the modern world plastic is part of daily life, from the computer cabling that connects us to the world wide web, to the conduits and wiring that wind around our homes and businesses, to the endless plastic pieces on the dashboards of our cars. Almost every kind of plastic part, pipe or conduit begins as a medical grade PVC compounders and is developed using a template.
Plastic specialists have the ability to vary the molecular composition of semi-rigid plastic compounds to produce rigid PVC compounds that don't bend easily or flexible PVC that bends around other materials. The applications for plastic are varied and infinite and reach across home, business, and manufacturing products such as:
Manufacturing - grips, handles, knobs, hoses, tubing, suction cups, grommets, vacuum cleaner parts
Automotive Parts - shifters, gaskets for doors, window and sunroof seals, dashboard moldings, trim pieces, wiring
Building/Construction - window stripping, seals for windows, outside trimming pieces
Medicine - tubing, flexible tubes, food IVs. Plastics used in medicinal applications are made from medical grade PVC plastics designed for safe food handling and sanitation.
Electric - power supply cording, harnesses for wires, battery terminal boots, shields
Cables & Wiring - refrigerator wires, telephone/internet cabling, automobile cabling and wires
These industries are able to produce components without resorting to glass, metals, and other materials. This allows companies build less heavy, less expensive products. One other benefit of plastic alloys is their resistance to corrosion.
Consciousness for the environment in today's world have spawned the development of esters of phthalic acid free pliable polyvinyl chloride compounds that are more appropriate to utilize in children's toys and plastic items that come in contact with food.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) And It's Uses