What is PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is an amorphous thermoplastic material that can be formulated or “compounded” to target a specific application. Minor ingredients must be blended with PVC resin to create a PVC compound that is processable into a finished product. The physical properties of PVC can be altered considerably to provide desirable properties by compounding techniques. Additives such as impact modifiers, stabilizers, lubricants, processing aids, pigments and other ingredients can be modified to obtain desirable properties. As such, PVC is available in a wide range of products from flexible tubing, film packaging materials, and vinyl siding, through various blends that can be used to produce rigid PVC pressure...