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Uses of PVC

 

PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) is a versatile thermoplastic. It can be molded into shape when hot and it sets hard when it cools. This makes PVC ideal for applications such as window frames, pipes and car parts.

If flexibility is needed, plasticisers can be added to the polymer if it is to be used in products such as packaging, medical tubing and blood bags. PVC is used in many different products.

Click on the pictures to see just some examples.

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Windows, packaging, cars, medical and electrical products contain PVC.

 

PVC uses

 

The graph shows the different uses of PVC in Europe.

 

 

Data: Vinyl 2010.