PVC is one of the most versatile thermoplastics in use today. It is used extensively in all walks of life, from food packaging, to home construction. Its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and superior flame resistance, coupled with its low cost, make it the material of choice for the most demanding applications. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) an amorphous thermoplastic material with excellent chemical resistance and dielectric properties, good tensile, flexural and mechanical strength, low moisture absorption, exceptional dimensional stability and good flammability characteristics.
Rigid PVC is a high corrosion resistant material with normal impact properties and is used where chemical attack is the major concern. The maximum service temperature for PVC is 60°C.