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Do you know these Properties of PVC Plastic?

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a type of plastic that finds extensive residential, commercial, industrial and military use. Comprising a wide range of materials and applications, including pipes, footwear and floor coverings, PVC plastic is used globally for its versatility, stability and good chemical and physical properties. Flexible PVC plastic compounds are used in communication wire […]

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How to Join a PVC Pipe With a CPVC Pipe?

At first glance, PVC and CPVC pipe look the same, but they aren’t. Although they are both a type of plastic plumbing pipe, they vary in composition and outside diameter. For this reason, you cannot simply join the two types of plastic with a coupling. You can, however, solvent-weld a special fitting designed to compensate […]

By |June 18th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

What Is the Difference Between PVC & CPVC Pipe?

There are many things to take into account when considering the types of pipes to use in a building project. Cost is a factor, but the use and the location of the pipes will also help determine what type of piping will be best.

What Is the Difference Between PVC & CPVC Pipe?

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PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. This type of pipe is less […]

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What Are the Sizes of PVC Pipe?

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, pipes are soft plastic pipes commonly used in a variety of plumbing applications. They are readily available at most hardware stores in an array of sizes. The size of a PVC pipe is closest to the pipe’s inside diameter (ID). The ID of a pipe varies, however, based on the wall […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

How to Formulate PVC Products?

Before PVC can be made into products, it has to be combined with a range of special additives. The essential additives for all PVC materials are stabilisers and lubricants; in the case of flexible PVC, plasticisers are also incorporated. Other additives which may be used include fillers, processing aids, impact modifiers and pigments. Additives will […]

By |January 7th, 2016|Articles|Comments Off on How to Formulate PVC Products?

What makes PVC so useful in vehicles?

In technical terms, the particular versatility of PVC allows for precise adjustments to its material properties to give the exact performance and quality requirements for specific end-use applications.

PVC’s main automotive applications are:
1. Underbody coatings, sealants and floor modules.
2. Wire harnesses (e.g. cable insulation and grommets).
3. Passenger compartment parts (e.g. dashboard and door panels seating and […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

What are the common methods of PVC Processing?

1.Extrusion: Sheet, film, pipe, profiles (all flexible or rigid), coated wire and cable (flexible coating)

2.Injection molding: Pipe fittings, electrical fittings, gaskets, footwear (including micro cellular soles)

3.Calendering: Sheet, film (flexible or rigid), flooring and floor tiles (flexible)

4.Compression molding: Thin sheeting or laminates, cellular articles

5.Blow Molding: Bottles and other containers

6.Paste Processing (Coating by Dipping, Spreading or Transfer […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

How to Join a PVC Pipe With a CPVC Pipe?

At first glance, PVC and CPVC pipe look the same, but they aren’t. Although they are both a type of plastic plumbing pipe, they vary in composition and outside diameter. For this reason, you cannot simply join the two types of plastic with a coupling. You can, however, solvent-weld a special fitting designed to compensate […]

By |October 9th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Isn’t lead, used as a stabilizer in PVC, poisonous?

Lead-based stabilizers used within PVC formulations are immobilized in the plastic matrix in much the same way as they are within traditional glass products made from lead crystal, and lead compounds will not be released during the service life of the articles.

The Risk assessment on lead shows that the use of lead stabilizers is safe […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

What is Lead Stabiliser?

Lead is an abundant metal which has been exploited since mining began in ancient historical times. In 1998 lead consumption in OECD countries amounted to 5.2 million tonnes (6 million tones worldwide). The principal uses of lead are shown in the table below.

Lead has the longest history as a stabiliser for PVC. Lead compounds are a […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments