The Many Professions That Use PVC

In the modern world plastic is part of daily life, from the wires and cabling that connects us to the internet, to the electrical wiring and conduits that wind around our homes and the places we work, to the infinitely numbered plastic parts on the dashboards of our vehicles. Just about every type of plastic piece, conduit or piping starts out as a medical grade polyvinyl chloride compound and is made with a template.

Plastic specialists have the ability to vary the molecular composition of semi-rigid vinyl alloys to produce rigid PVC compounds that don't bend easily or flexible PVC that wraps around other materials. The applications for PVC plastics really are endless and include residential, commercial and industrial products including:

Automotive Parts - shifting knobs, gaskets for doors, window and sunroof seals, dashboard molding, trim, wiring

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

Medicine - tubes, flexible tubing, food IVs. Compounds used in the medical field are made from medical grade PVC plastics developed for safety and sanitation.

Construction Industry - window stripping, seals for windows, outside trimming pieces

Wires & Cabling - refrigerator wiring, telephone/internet cabling, automobile cabling and wiring

Electric - power cords, harnesses for wires, battery terminal boots, covers

Consciousness for the environment in today's world have spawned the development of phthalate free flexible polyvinyl chloride plastics that are more appropriate for use in toys and plastic items that come in contact with food.

The Many Applications For PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)