Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Rigid

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) – Rigid

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. That is the case with rigid PVC. Approximately 50% of all rigid PVC manufactured in the world is used in construction.

An added benefit of PVC is its ability to mix with a wide range of additives such as stabilizers, lubricants, softeners, pigments, fillers, or static agents.

Common Uses:

  • Building materials: window frames, door frames, pipes, vinyl siding, fascia, weatherboarding, gutters, down pipes, outdoor applications, fittings
  • Consumer products: toys, hoses, decorative displays, labels,
  • Industrial uses: pipes, packing materials, electrical articles, aircraft interiors

Physical Properties:

  • Specific Gravity - 590 g/cm
  • Tensile Strength - 8080 psi
  • Flexural Strength - 15000 psi
  • Impact Strength - 1.6 ft-lb/in

General Properties:

  • Good Weatherabiity
  • High mechanical strength
  • Good stiffness
  • Good electrical properties


  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion

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