21st Century Plastic Is Part Of Every Day Life

In the modern world plastic is all around us, from the wires and cabling that connects us to the world wide web, to the conduits and wiring that wind around our houses and businesses, to the endless plastic pieces on the dashboards of our cars. The majority of plastics are created using Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and manufactured by PVC manufacturers in plants in many countries and throughout the United States.

Plastic specialists are able to change the molecular composition of rigid chemical composition to create rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that bends around other objects. The applications for PVC plastics are varied and infinite and reach across home, business, and manufacturing items such as:

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

Automobile Components - shifters, gaskets for doors, window and sunroof seals, dashboard moldings, trim pieces, wires

Construction Industry - weather stripping, window sealing, exterior trimming pieces

Medical - tubing, flexible tubing, food IVs. Compounds used in the medical field are made from medical grade PVC compounds created to provide safe and sanitary environments.

Electrical - power supply cording, wiring harnesses, battery terminal boots, covers

Wires & Cabling - appliance wires, communications cables, automotive cabling and wiring

These industries are able to produce components without resorting to metals, glass, and other materials. This allows businesses build less heavy, cheaper products. One other benefit of chemical alloys is their resistance to corrosion.

Environmental concerns in recent years have led to the creation of phthalate free pliable polyvinyl chloride plastics that are safer for use in toys and vinyl compounds involved in food processing.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) And It's Uses