PVC, Flexible

Flexible PVC Resin Properties & Uses

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Material PVC, Flexible
Chemical Name Polyvinyl Chloride, Flexible
Structure Amorphous
Opacity Clear to Opaque
Strength Flexible and Tough
Specific Gravity 1.3
Shrinkage 0.4% to 1.0%
Melting Point 185┬░ F
 Deflection Temperature N/A
Service Temperature 140┬░ F

Applications

Flexible PVC is a soft, flexible material that ranges in appearance from transparent to opaque. PVC is manufactured with plasticizers, which confer rubbery properties on the end product. By adjusting the type and amount of plasticizers, plastic molders can achieve a large range of flexible compositions. Common applications in which Flexible PVC is used include:

  • Wire & Cable Jacketing
  • Pool Liners
  • Flooring
  • Garden Hoses
  • Rainwear & Boots
  • Medical Tubing
  • Automotive Interior Trim
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Cable Insulation
  • Inflatable Products
  • Imitation leather
  • Signage
Advantages Flexible PVC offers a number of advantages, such as:

  • Good Strength
  • High Abrasion Resistance
  • High Clarity
  • Good Outdoor Weathering Characteristics
Disadvantages
  • Poor Thermal Capability
  • Sensitive to UV Degradation
  • Sensitive to Oxidative Degradation

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