Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Description

PVC-U (Hard PVC) is an amorphous thermoplastic with no added plasticizer. It has high hardness and rigidity. According to DIN 16 927 the material is classified as normal shock resistant, however its toughness values border on being rated as highly shock resistant, which gives it a high degree of safety in regards to the design of components. PVC-U is a flame retardant material with an exceptional chemical resistance and also lower stress cracking. It shows high mechanical strength, tensile strength and works with a continues operating temperature of -15˚C to +60˚C. It can be easily glued and welded.

PVC-U is not subject to any major sliding abrasion and is thus not suitable for use in sliding applications.

PVC-U is resistant to acids, alkaline solutions, alcohols, oils, fats, aliphatic hydrocarbons and petrol.

PVC-U is not resistant to benzole, chlorinated hydrocarbons, ketones or esters. In combination with strong oxidizing materials (e.g. nitric acid or chromic acid), there is a danger of stress corrosion cracking.

Application

  • Pump parts
  • Fittings
  • Valve bodies
  • Component parts in chemical plant construction
  • Feed tables, machine and equipment coverings
  • Gaskets
  • Bearing cages
  • Pipe lines
  • Lamp boxes
  • Parts in dental medicine etc etc

Main Properties

The main benefits of PVC are:-

  1. Good insulation properties for electronics.
  2. High mechanical strength, tensile strength and hardness.
  3. Low water absorption.
  4. Excellent chemical resistance.
  5. Fire resistant.
  6. Easily thermoformed.
  7. Can be bonded.
  8. Good cutting properties.

Colors:Grey(RAL 7011)