What is PVC?

Polyvinyl chloride, known as PVC, is one of the world’s leading synthetic polymers with a wide range of commercial applications. PVC is produced by the polymerization of vinyl chloride monomer, with various plasticizers, such as phthalates and other additives. PVC is one of the most widely used plastic materials. The popularity of PVC because of the low price, lightweight, durable, waterproof, extraordinary versatility and stability to weathering.

PVC has been used commercially for more than 50 years. PVC is by far the most widely used in piping applications. Beside plumbing fixtures and pipes, PVC is supplied in film, rectangular sheet, rod, tube, even nut and bolt form. Rectangular PVC PVC sheet is most widely used for indoor and outdoor advertising signs. PVC sheet also commonly used for wood-replacement products because of its ease of fabrication and the advantages of a maintenance-free product. To find PVC sheet or pipe, go to hardware store in your area.

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