Application area: General industry

General facts

Polyvinyl chloride post-chlorinated

Shortening: PVC

Color: Gray

Coloring options: Almost unlimited

Common uses: Pipes, vessels for the chemical industry, etc.


  • High chemical resistance.
  • Rigid PVC has good dimensional stability.
  • Easy to glue.


  • Tends to decompose at elevated temperature (emits hydrochloric acid in case of fire).
  • Narrow temperature range max + 60 ° C (normal).
  • Stiff and brittle at low temperatures.
  • Relatively high density compared to other thermoplastics.
  • Tendency to be attacked microbiologically. Attacked by ketones.
  • Some grades swell or are attacked by chlorinated or aromatic hydrocarbons.