Polyvinyl Chloride and its uses
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC in short) is a synthetic polymer of plastic. According to a survey, almost 40 million tons of PVC are produced in a single year.
Pure polyvinyl chloride is white in colour. It is a brittle solid. It is insoluble in alcohol but slightly soluble in tetrahydrofuran (tetrahydrofuran is an organic compound with the formula (CH2)4O )
PVC is a substance that offers many possible applications, which include; window frames, drainage pipe, water service pipe, medical devices, blood storage bags, cable and wire insulation, resilient flooring, roofing membranes, stationary, automotive interiors and seat coverings, fashion and footwear, packaging.
Uses of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride):
a) It is used for making bottles.
b) It is used for making material for pipes.
c) It is used for making handbags.
d) It is used for making electric cable insulation.
e) It is used for making high-quality furniture.
f) It is used for making ropes.
g) It is used for making toys.
h) It is used for making raincoat.
see also: About Fibres and Plastics