Polyvinylchloride (PVC) – Flexible

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) –Flexible

PVC is one of the oldest and most commonly used thermoplastic materials. The material is a colorless polymer of vinyl chloride. PVC can have numerous properties and the characteristics can be altered by the use of additives. PVC can become more flexible and softer when the addition of plasticizers. An added benefit of PVC is its ability to mix with a wide range of additional additives such as stabilizers, lubricants, softeners, pigments, fillers or static agents.

Common Uses:

  • Building materials: flooring, roofing membranes, electrical cable insulation, flexible hoses
  • Consumer products: clothing, upholstery, flexible hoses, flexible tubing, waterbeds, pool toys, inflatable structures, yarn, bottles
  • Industrial uses: cement, furniture coating, grommets, plugs

Physical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity - 15.2 g/cm
  • Tensile Strength - 3000 - 7000 psi
  • Flexural Strength - Varies

General Properties:

  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Mildew Resistant
  • Good strength
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Good UV resistance


  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion

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