PVC, commonly known as vinyl, is one of the most widely used plastics in the world, touching virtually every part of our lives. From the PVC pipe that brings most of the United States and Canada the water that we drink to the vinyl windows, electrical conduit, insulation for electrical wiring, flooring, vinyl fences, etc. that make our homes more comfortable and energy efficient – PVC is all around us.
The Vinyl Institute’s website (www.vinylinfo.org) reports that “PVC pipe accounts for more than 70 percent of new buried water distribution pipes being installed in the United States and Canada.”
PVC is an extremely durable material that is much stronger than many other plastics. For instance, from our testing, we’ve seen our DuraCores withstand impacts of many times that which completely shattered other plastic cores made of ABS or Styrene.
PVC is extremely chemical resistant and resists attack or degradation from a wide range of chemicals, making it the material of choice in many tough industrial applications. It is also used in many critical applications such as in medical products. PVC is used for blood and intravenous bags as well as many of the tubes and catheters used in hospitals throughout the world.
Our PVC has a very tight surface structure which results in a glossy surface that colors beautifully. All of our PVC formulations are RoHS EC 95 Compliant and do not include phthalate plasticizers. They have zero heavy metals including lead and cadmium.
For more information on the wonderful material PVC, you’ll find the Vinyl Institute is a great source of information. Please visit their website at www.vinylinfo.org