PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)'s Uses In The Construction, And Automotive Industry

In the modern world plastic parts are all around us, from the wires and cables that connect us to the world wide web, to the conduits and wiring that run through our houses and the places we work, to the endless plastic pieces on the consoles of our vehicles. Most plastic is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and manufactured by PVC compound companies in facilities around the world and across the US.

Plastic specialists have the ability to change the molecular composition of rigid plastic composition to produce rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that wraps around other materials. The applications for plastic really are endless and reach across residential, commercial and industrial products including:

Automobile Components - shifting knobs, door gaskets, window and sunroof seals, dashboard molding, trim, wires

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

Medical - tubes, flexible tubing, food IVs. Compounds used in medicinal applications use medical grade PVC plastics created to provide sanitary and safe environments.

Building/Construction - weather stripping, window sealing, exterior trim

Cables & Wiring - appliance wires, communications cables, automobile cables and wiring

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

These industries are able to produce components without resorting to glass, metals, and other materials. This allows businesses create lighter, cheaper products. Another benefit of plastic composition is their resistance to corrosion.

Consciousness for the environment in today's world have led to the creation of chemical free pliable PVC compounds that are safer for use in children's toys and vinyl compounds that come in contact with food.

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