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Key Areas of Applications of PVC Resin

Commercially, PVC is one of the most important thermoplastics in the world today. Rigid (unplasticized) PVC is one of the most widely used plastic materials. Main applications of both types of PVC (rigid and flexible) include construction, domestic, packaging, automotive, medical, toys, clothing, wires and cables.


Key Applications

Application Rigid PVC Flexible PVC
Construction Window Frames, Pipes, House Siding, Ports, Roofing Waterproof Membranes, Cable Insulations, Roof Lining, Greenhouses
Domestic Curtain Rails, Drawer Sides, Laminates, Audio and Videotape Cases, Records Flooring, Wall Coverings, Shower Curtains, Leather Cloth, Hosepipes
Packaging Bottles, Blister Packs, Transparent Packs and Punnets Cling Film
Transport Car Seat Backs Under Seal, Roof Linings, Leather Cloth Upholstery, Wiring Insulation, Window Seals, Decorative Trim
Medical - Oxygen Tents, Bags And Tubing For Blood Transfusions, Drips and Dialysis Liquids
Clothing Safety Equipment Waterproofs for Fishermen and Emergency Services, Life-Jackets, Shoes, Wellington Boots, Aprons and Baby Pants
Electrical Insulation pipes, Jacketing, Electricity Distribution Boxes, Switches, Transparent Distributor Box Housings, Plug Housings & Battery Terminals Cable & Wire insulation, plugs, cable jackets, sockets, Sable Heads and Distributors
Others Floppy-Disk Covers, Credit Cards, Traffic Signs Conveyor Belts, Inflatables, Sports Goods, Toys, Garden Hoses

Soft plastic toys made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Polyvinyl Chloride pipes – also known as PVC pipes – are the most common pipes for plumbing today
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a durable plastic used most frequently in medical applications

Key Properties



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