• Excellent electrical insulating properties
  • Very high chemical resistance
  • Thermoformable
  • Moderate impact resistance and
  • Moderate service temperature
  • Very good moisture resistance
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Bondable
  • Self-extinguishing


  • Chemical storage vessels
  • Tank liners and fittings, fume  
  • Cupboards, pump components, insulators.

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Polyvinyl chloride
1380 kg/m3
Young's modulus (E)
2900-3400 MPa
Tensile strength(σt)
50-80 MPa
Elongation @ break
Notch test
2-5 kJ/m2
Glass temperature
87 °C
Melting point
212 °C
Vicat B1
85 °C
Heat Transfer Coefficient (λ)
0.16 W/m.K
Linear Expansion Coefficient (α)
8 10-5 /K
Specific heat (c)
0.9 kJ/(kg·K)
Water absorption (ASTM)
0.5-1.25 €/kg
1 Deformation temperature at 10 kN needle load

Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer. In terms of revenue generated, it is one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry. Globally, over 50% of PVC manufactured is used in construction. As a building material, PVC is cheap and easy to assemble. In recent years, PVC has been replacing traditional building materials such as wood, concrete and clay in many areas. Despite appearing to be an ideal building material, concerns were raised about the costs of PVC to the natural environment and human health.

There are many uses for PVC. As a hard plastic, it is used as vinyl siding, magnetic stripe cards, window profiles, gramophone records (which is the source of the name for vinyl records), pipe, plumbing and conduit fixtures. It can be made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers, the most widely used being phthalates. In this form, it is used in clothing and upholstery, and to make flexible hoses and tubing, flooring, to roofing membranes, and electrical cable insulation. The material is often used for pipelines in the water and sewer industries because of its inexpensive nature and flexibility.