PVC Material Plastic Part

PVC

Price

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Strength

Durability, chemical resistance, lightweight, and low cost.

Weakness

Vulnerability to high temperatures, not biodegradable, easily brittle

Common Application

Gears, pumps and pump impellers, fan and blower blades, automotive switches, electrical switch components, buttons, and knobs.

Properties at a Glance

*Pease note: The following material properties are for reference only. Actual values may vary depending on the selected material brand.
Property Plasticized (Flexible) PVC Unplasticized (Rigid) PVC
Density 1.3 - 1.7 g/cm³ 1.35 - 1.5 g/cm³
Shore Hardness D 15-70 65-90
Min Temp. Air -40~-5°C -10~1°C
Max Temp. Air 50-80 °C 50-80 °C
Flammabilitiy, UL94 HB V0
Elongation at Break 100-400% 25-80%

Pros and Cons of Flexible PVC & Rigid PVC

Strength Weakness
Flexible PVC 1. Bend and flex without breaking;
2. Resistant to impact and abrasion.
1. Lower mechanical strength and dimensional stability;
2. Prone to plasticizer migration
Rigid PVC 1. Higher mechanical strength;
2. Dimensional stability.
1. Lacks the flexibility and impact resistance;
2. Pprone to cracking under certain conditions

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PVC is recyclable. Mechanical recycling is the most common method for recycling PVC, where the material is ground into small pieces and then melted to form new products. However, PVC recycling rates are relatively low compared to other plastics.
PVC itself is not inherently toxic, but certain additives used in PVC production, such as plasticizers and stabilizers, can pose health risks. However, stringent regulations and proper handling can mitigate these risks.
PVC is commonly used for outdoor applications due to its durability, weather resistance, and low maintenance requirements. PVC products such as pipes, siding, window frames, and decking are often used in outdoor construction and infrastructure projects.