Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC or Vinyl) is an economical and versatile thermoplastic polymer widely used in building and construction industry to produce door and window profiles, pipes (drinking and wastewater), wire and cable insulation, medical devices etc. It is the world’s third largest thermoplastic material by volume after polyethylene and polypropylene.
It is a white, brittle solid available in powder form or granules. Thanks to its versatile properties such as lightweight, durable, low cost and easy processability, PVC is now replacing traditional building materials like wood, metal, concrete, rubber, ceramics, etc. in several applications.