PVC APPLICATIONS

Product Description:

Polyvinyl chloride is the third most widely produced plastic.PVC is widely used in construction because it is cheap, durable, and easy to assemble. PVC production is expected to exceed 40 million tons by 2016.

 
 
 

Properties

The properties for PVC are usually categorized based on rigid and flexible PVCs.


PROPERTY RIGID PVC FLEXIBLE PVC
     
Density 1.3-1.45 1.1–1.35
Thermal conductivity 0.14-0.28 0.14–0.17
Yield Strength 31-60 10-25
Young's Modulus 490,000  
Flexural Strength 10,500  
Compression Strength 9500  
Coefficient of thermal expension 5*100  
Vicat B 65-100 Not recommended
Resistivity 1016 1012–1015
Surface resistivity 1013–1014 1011–1012

Applications

There are seven applications in PVC:

  1. Drain-waste-vent (DWV)
  2. Sewers
  3. Water mains
  4. Water service lines
  5. Irrigation
  6. Conduit
  7. Various industrial installations