Info About PVC

In the 21st century plastic is part of daily life, from the wires and cabling that connects us to the world wide web, to the conduits and wiring that run through our homes and the places we work, to the endless plastic parts on the consoles of our vehicles. Most plastics are made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and manufactured by PVC manufacturing companies in plants around the world and across the United States.

Chemical engineers have the ability to change the chemical properties of semi-rigid chemical composition to create rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that can be used for pliable tubes or other bendable parts. The uses for plastic are varied and infinite and include residential, commercial and industrial products such as:

Automotive Parts - shifters, gaskets for doors, seals for windows or sun roofs, console moldings, trim, wiring

Manufacturing - handles, grips, hoses, tubing, knobs, suction cups, grommets, parts

Medical - tubing, bendable tubing, intravenous feeding. Compounds found in the medical field use medical grade PVC compounds developed for safe food handling and sanitation.

Construction Industry - window stripping, seals for windows, outside trim

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

Electrical - power supply cording, harnesses for wires, battery terminal boots, shields

These industries can produce components without resorting to metals, glass, and other materials. This allows companies build less heavy, less expensive products. One other benefit of plastic composition is their resistance to corrosion.

Consciousness for the environment in recent years have led to the development of phthalate plasticizers free pliable PVC plastics that are safer for use in toys and vinyl compounds involved in food processing.