What is PVC? Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), commonly called ‘vinyl’, is a type of polymer formed from oil (or gas) and salt. After this polymer is mixed with other substances at a high temperature it becomes plastic and can be easily moulded, which is why its use is so widespread in many different industries.
- Because of its good heat insulation qualities, it provides large savings on energy costs by preventing heat loss.
- Because it contains cloride, PVC is flame retardant.
- It is lighter compared to aluminium and wood.
- It has good sound insulation properties, thus reducing sound pollution.
- It is very versatile.
- PVC wastes can be recycled like wastes of paper and glass.
- It is easy to clean and requires less maintenance.
- By PVC being used as a wood substitute in the production of doors or windows, the number of trees felled is reduced and forests are protected.