Info Regarding PVC
In the 21st century plastic parts are part of daily life, from the computer cables that connect us to the internet, to the conduits and wiring that wind around our houses and the places we work, to the endless plastic parts on the dashboards 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 molecular composition of rigid vinyl blends to create rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that if often used for pliable tubing or other flexible applications. The applications for plastic are varied and infinite and include home, business, and manufacturing products including:
Automobile Components - shifters, door gaskets, seals for windows or sun roofs, dashboard molding, trim, wiring
Manufacturing - handles, grips, hoses, tubing, knobs, suction cups, grommets, parts
Medicine - tubes, bendable tubing, intravenous feeding. Compounds used in medicinal applications are made from medical grade PVC plastics developed to provide sanitary and safe conditions.
Construction Industry - window stripping, window sealing, outside trim
Wires & Cabling - appliance wiring, telephone/internet cables, automotive cables and wires
Electrical - power supply cording, harnesses for wires, battery terminal boots, shields
All these industries can manufacture components without having to use metals, glass, and other materials. This allows businesses build less heavy, cheaper products. One other benefit of chemical blends 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.
21st Century Plastic Parts Are All Around Us