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Rigid & Flexible PVC Products

PVC is a strong, lightweight, and durable rubber material that’s ideal for a variety of applications. Timco Rubber custom designs and provides both rigid and flexible PVC parts for companies in need of quality parts for their applications.

PVC: A Material for Strong, Lightweight Rubber Parts

新皇冠体育网PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a thermoplastic material that can be melted repeatedly at certain temperatures and will harden upon cooling. This process makes PVC strong, lightweight, and durable making it an ideal material for a variety of applications.

PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid PVC (also known as uPVC or RPVC) and flexible (soft) PVC. Rigid and flexible PVC is a cost-effective solution that can be combined with a broad range of additives to enhance performance versatility. Thanks to a wide hardness range, good resistances, and other PVC properties, this material is an appealing option for everything from automotive to medical applications.



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PVC Properties

  • Common Names: PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
  • Temperature Range
    • Low Temperature Usage: -40 degrees C | 5 degrees C
    • High Temperature Usage: 60°C | 140°F
  • Tensile Strength
    • Tensile Strength: 2.60 N/mm2
    • Elongation: 100-400%
    • Notched Impact Strength: 2.0-45 Kj/m2
    • Thermal Coefficient of expansion: 80 x 10-6
    • Density 1.38 g/cm3
  • Durometer (Hardness) – 15-70 Shore D
  • Resistances
    • Flame Resistance: Very Good
    • UV Resistance: Excellent
    • Ozone Resistance: Excellent
    • Dilute Acid: Very Good
    • Dilute Alkalis: Very Good
    • Oils and Greases: Good (variable)
    • Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Very Good
    • Halogenated Hydrocarbons: Moderate (variable)
    • Alcohols: Good (variable)
    • Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Poor


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PVC Applications

Rigid (uPVC, RPVC) Applications

Construction

  • Pipe, drain tubing
  • Window and door frames
  • Clear OD/ID tubing for gas furnaces

Flexible PVC Applications

Electrical

  • Coated wire and cable

Automotive

  • Protective strips
  • Moldings
  • Seat coverings
  • Interior door panels and pockets
  • Seals

Medical

  • Surgical equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • IV bags
  • Administrative sets
  • Medical packaging


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PVC Benefits Advantages

  • Easy to process and blend
  • Resistant to grease, oil, and chemicals makes it effective for use in the automotive and medical industries
  • Resistant to bad weather conditions – does not corrode and is very durable
  • Flame resistant with fire prevention properties – difficult to ignite, and without a powerful external flame, will not continue to burn
  • Compatible with a variety of additives – allows PVC to be clear or colored, rigid or flexible
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties – ideal for use in cables

Interested in PVC for your application?

Call 1-888-754-5136 to find out more, or get a quote.

Not sure which material you need for your custom rubber product? View our rubber material selection guide.

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