What is Polyvinyl Chloride?

Polyvinyl Chloride is an industrial chemical made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine. Polyvinyl Chloride is also known by the abbreviation PVC and its chemical formula is (CH2CHCl)n. It is a white brittle solid. The chemical comes in the forms:

  • Low viscosity PVC SG8
  • Standard PVC SG5
  • High Viscosity PVC SG3

This chemical has many industrial uses but its most common applications are in construction and plastic industries.

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Polyvinyl Chloride Uses

 

Polyvinyl Chloride is an extremely useful chemical. It is a special use chemical most popularly used in the construction and plastic industries. Its uses are:

  • Polyvinyl Chloride is used in making pipes for municipal and industrial uses.
  • It is used as insulation on electric cables.
  • It is largely used in the construction industry as a replacement for painted wood used for window frames and sills.
  • Because of its weather resistant properties, it is used when installing insulated glazing in new buildings.
  • It is extensively used in plumbing.
  • It used for producing films.
  • PVC sheets are used for making commercial signage products.
  • It is also used for making water resistant and weather resistant clothing.
  • It is used in healthcare for producing medical-use containers and tubing.
  • It is used for making smooth and tough flooring for buildings.

What are the different types of PVC?

 

There are eight different types/grades of PVC that differ based on viscosity, k-value and degree of polymerization. Below please see a table showing all grades.

Index

Unit

Grade

SG1

SG2

SG3

SG4

SG5

SG6

SG7

SG8

Viscosity No.

Ml/g

156-144

143-136

135-127

126-119

118-107

106-96

95-87

86-73

K Value

 

76-75

74-73

72-71

70-69

68-66

65-63

62-60

59-55

Average degree of polymerization

 

1785-1536

1535-1371

1350-1250

1250-1150

1100-1000

950-850

750-650

740-650

Foreign Particle

 

30 max

30 max

30 max

30 max

30 max

30 max

40 max

40 max

Volatile Matter

%

0.4 max

0.4 max

0.4 max

0.4 max

0.4 max

0.4 max

0.4 max

0.4 max

Apparent Density

g/ml

0.42 min

0.42 min

0.42 min

0.45 min

0.45 min

0.45 min

0.45 min

0.45 min

Particle Size

0.25mm Sieve

%

2.0 max

2.0 max

2.0 max

2.0 max

2.0 max

2.0 max

2.0 max

2.0 max

0.063 mm Sieve

 

90

min

90

min

90

min

90

min

90

min

90

min

90

min

90

min

No. of fish eye/400cm2

 

40 max

40 max

40 max

40 max

40 max

50 max

50 max

50 max

Plasticizer absorption of 100g resin

G

25 min

25 min

25 min

22 min

17 min

15 min

14 min

14 min

VCM Residue

Ppm

10 max

10 max

10 max

10 max

10 max

10 max

10 max

10 max

Whiteness (160 0C, 10 min)

%

75 min

75 min

75 min

75 min

75 min

75 min

70 min

70 min

Is Polyvinyl Chloride Safe?

Polyvinyl Chloride is considered safe because the chemical is non-toxic. Exposure to this chemical may have acute health effects only. According to the MSDS of Low Viscosity PVC SG8, MSDS of Standard PVC SG5, and MSDS of High Viscosity PVC SG3, it can cause irritation to the eyes and skin. Inhalation can cause irritation to lungs and mucus membrane. Proper storage and disposal of Polyvinyl Chloride

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needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

How is Polyvinyl Chloride Made?

Industrially, Polyvinyl Chloride is produced by polymerization of vinyl chloride. Methods include suspension polymerization, emulsion polymerization, and bulk polymerization.

Where to Buy Polyvinyl Chloride in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Polyvinyl Chloride in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Polyvinyl Chloride, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Polyvinyl Chloride on our website or contact us for further details.

What drives demand for Polyvinyl Chloride?

Since Polyvinyl Chloride is relatively cheap and reliable, the main demand driver has been its effectiveness in the construction industry.

How long does it typically take to produce a container load?

Typically, 1 day, but this time frame may vary slightly depending on different factors.

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Which Countries Manufacture Polyvinyl Chloride in Bulk?


The consumption of Polyvinyl Chloride has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of Polyvinyl Chloride are:

  • China
  • USA
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan

How is Polyvinyl Chloride Exported?


Polyvinyl Chloride is shipped in 25kg net paper-plastic bags.

What is the Latest Polyvinyl Chloride Price?


As Polyvinyl Chloride is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of Polyvinyl Chloride, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

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Where to Buy Polyvinyl Chloride?


Here at Camachem we have Polyvinyl Chloride for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.