Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), The Building Block Of Varied Items We All Take Advantage Of

In the modern world plastic parts are part of daily life, from the computer cabling that connects us to the internet, to the conduits and wiring that run through our homes and businesses, to the endless plastic parts on the consoles of our cars. The majority of plastic is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and developed by PVC compound manufacturers in facilities in many countries and throughout the United States.

Plastic specialists have the ability to vary the chemical properties of semi-rigid vinyl composition to create rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that if often used for soft tubes or other bendable applications. The uses for plastic are varied and infinite and include home, business, and manufacturing items including:

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

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

Construction Industry - window stripping, window sealing, outside trimming pieces

Medical - tubes, flexible tubes, food IVs. Plastics found in the medical field use medical grade PVC compounds created to maintain sanitary and safe environments.

Electrical - power supply cording, wiring harnesses, boots for battery terminals, shields

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

These industries can produce components without resorting to metals, glass, and other materials. This allows businesses create less heavy, less expensive products. Another benefit of vinyl blends is their resistance to corrosion.

Environmental concerns in recent years have led to the creation of chemical free flexible PVC compounds that are more appropriate for use in toys and plastic items that come in contact with food.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) And It's Uses