The Many Professions Which Utilize PVC
In the modern world plastic parts are part of daily life, from the computer cables that connect us to the world wide web, to the conduits and wiring that wind around our houses and the places we work, to the infinitely numbered plastic parts on the consoles of our cars. Most plastics are created using PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and developed by PVC manufacturing companies in plants in many countries and throughout the US.
Plastic specialists are able to change the chemical properties of semi-rigid vinyl alloys to create rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that can be used for pliable tubing or other flexible applications. The applications for plastic are varied and infinite and include residential, commercial and industrial products including:
Manufacturing - grips, handles, knobs, hoses, tubing, suction cups, grommets, vacuum cleaner parts
Automotive Parts - shifting knobs, gaskets for doors, seals for windows or sun roofs, dashboard moldings, trim pieces, wiring
Construction Industry - window stripping, seals for windows, exterior trim
Medicine - tubes, bendable tubing, food IVs. Compounds used in the medical field use medical grade PVC plastics designed to maintain safe and sanitary environments.
Electrical - power cords, harnesses for wires, boots for battery terminals, covers
Wires & Cabling - appliance wires, communications cabling, automotive cables and wires
These industries are able to produce components without having to use glass, metals, and other materials. This allows companies create less heavy, cheaper products. Another benefit of chemical alloys is their resistance to corrosion.
Environmental concerns in recent years have spawned the creation of phthalate plasticizers free flexible PVC compounds that are safer for use in children's toys and plastic items that come in contact with food.