What is PVC
PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) is a vinyl chloride polymer (CVM). It originates 57% from chlorine and 43% from oil – 38% is carbon and 5% hydrogen and traces of other organic compounds -. It was accidentally synthesized the first time on 1835 by the French chemist and physicist Henri Victor Regnault but its industrial production started around 1950. Chlorine combined with ethylene refined creates the chloride-vinyl monomer (CVM). These molecules connect through a process of polymerization and create the polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
Combining the PVC resin thus obtained (also considering the polymer chains length) with various additives – as fillers, colourants, stabilizers, lubricants and plasticizers – the various formulations to give each product the desired characteristics are created.
VERSATILITY: PVC can be transformed into rigid or flexible products, thanks to the use of plasticizers
PROTECTION: PVC is impermeable to liquids, gases and vapours
LONGEVITY: PVC is an extremely long-lived material, with a potential service life of over 100 years
SAFETY: PVC is a self-extinguishing material and extremely resistant to chemical agents (especially acids)
ECONOMY: PVC has an exceptional cost/performance ratio