Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)


Excellent impact strength, flexible.
Scarce tear strength.
Not suitable for sliding.
Becomes fragile from -10°C to -50°C depending on the amount of plasticizer added.
Maximum extended operation temperature under low stress, circa +60°C.
Low moisture absorption.
Resistant to (selection): partly to petrol, medium concentrated inorganic acids, alcohol, salt solutions;
good fastness to light and good ageing resistance.
Not resistant to (selection): organic solvents and aqueous solutions (brittleness), benzol.
All the mechanical characteristics are strongly affected depending on the percentage of pasticizer added.