Information About PVC

In the modern world plastic is all around us, from the wires and cabling that connects us to the world wide web, to the electrical wiring and conduits that run through our homes and businesses, to the infinitely numbered plastic parts on the consoles of our cars. Most plastic is created using Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and developed by PVC composition manufacturers in facilities in many countries and throughout the United States.

Plastic specialists are able to vary the molecular composition of rigid chemical blends to create 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 such as:

Industrial - grips, handles, knobs, hoses, tubing, suction cups, grommets, vacuum cleaner parts

Automotive Parts - shifting knobs, door gaskets, seals for windows or sun roofs, console moldings, trim pieces, wiring

Construction Industry - weather stripping, seals for windows, exterior trim

Medical - tubes, flexible tubes, food IVs. Plastics found in medicinal applications use medical grade PVC compounds developed for safe food handling and sanitation.

Electric - cords, harnesses for wires, boots for battery terminals, shields

Cables & Wiring - refrigerator wiring, communications cabling, automobile cabling and wires

Environmental concerns in recent years have spawned the development of esters of phthalic acid free pliable PVC plastics that are more appropriate for use in toys and vinyl compounds involved in food processing.