Industrial PVC is categorized as an amorphous plastic. It’s also a thermoplastic, so it’s easy to mold and shape through thermoforming. There are three different types of PVC that are classified based on the range of their continuous use temperatures. You can choose between Type I PVC, Type II PVC, and industrial CPVC. To determine which type will work best with your project, you can get to know more about their benefits and the applications that frequently use PVC. You can also call to discuss your options with Polymershapes.
Popular PVC/CPVC Applications
You can find industrial PVC and CPVC in a variety of common applications. The material is popular in the food and beverage industry for prep and processing, but it’s also used in chemical processing, die cutters, gaskets, gears, and seals. It can be used to create durable enclosures for power grids and electrical boxes, along with tanks and thermoformers. Medical packaging frequently uses PVC and CPVC as well.
Why You Should Choose PVC/CPVC
Both industrial PVC and industrial CPVC have an array of benefits, which explains why the materials show up in such a wide variety of applications. PVC and CPVC are resistant to chemicals and boast a high-impact strength and stiffness. They’re both adept at electric insulation and have a low rating for flammability. Type I PVC has a smooth surface. CPVC has a high heat distortion temperature paired with low moisture absorption. Whichever material you choose, rest assured that fabricating and processing will be quick and easy.
Are you working on a project that could benefit from industrial PVC or CPVC? Call us today to request a quote or to talk about your PVC options.