PVC, Vinyl Plastic

PVC’s fundamental properties make it appropriate for a broad range of applications and can be generally divided into rigid and flexible materials. Its clarity, durability, barrier properties, and affordability make it an excellent choice for your rigid packaging applications.

PVC, Vinyl: Polyvinyl Chloride

Characteristics:

  • Clarity – clear transparent but “dull appearance”
  • Strength – soft and resilient (minimal cracking)
  • Resistance to chemicals, grease, and oil
  • Ease of bending
  • Excellent processing performance
  • Prone to “stress whitening”
  • Self extinguishing (will not burn without accelerant)
  • Some stretching issues

Common Forms:

  • Rigid packaging applications: blister packs and clamshells
  • Clear food packaging
  • Vinyl siding
  • Pipe
  • Gloves
  • IV bags
  • Cabling
  • Medical tubing
  • Shampoo bottles