Polyvinyl chloride - a synthetic thermoplastic polar polymer
PVC - is often used in the construction of a polymer. More than half of all manufactured in Europe PVC is used in the construction industry, and the U.S. construction spending more than 60% of the polymer. Its main advantage - convenient for builders to create models of all shapes and sizes and with a variety of properties. Competition polyvinyl chloride may make only the oldest building materials, such as clay or wood.
use of PVC in construction due to such important qualities as low weight, with good strength, wear resistance and toughness, in addition, PVC is resistant to corrosion and chemicals, it almost does not affect the weather and temperature conditions. Another great advantage - fire material, little ability to catch fire, and with the burning and smoldering occurs only in the presence of a high-temperature source. This is due to the material composition of large amounts of chlorine, which has a positive effect on the level of fire safety in buildings and structures, where there has been the use of PVC. Like other polymers, this material can be widely used for electrical insulation. The most important feature of PVC products - long life. Thus, the majority has made PVC-pipes (70%) can last more than 40 years, and pipes made of the latest technologies - even up to a hundred years. Cable insulation and window profiles are almost as durable.
use PVC makes it possible to create the following building materials
- conveyor belts, fences, guard rails (in possible combination with wire), membranes for waterproofing, pipes, polyurethane sealants, and other elements of civil engineering - Siding - Special elements for insulating protection - Finishing materials for buildings - suspended ceilings, flooring material, wall, stair railing, fencing items, paints and varnishes, furniture - roofing material - lists of insulation, ventilation elements, corrugated roofing sheet - materials for windows and doors - frames for windows, siding, sealing elements, the material for the windowsill, rigid foam form
- Materials for electrical equipment - boxes set fuses, connectors for plugs, different devices, cables and wires