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Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely-used plastic. In terms of revenue generated, it is one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry. There are many uses for PVC including magnetic stripe cards, window profiles, gramophone records, which is the source of the name for vinyl records, pipe, plumbing and conduit fixtures; and, in its soft form, for clothing, upholstery, flooring and roofing membranes. PVC material is often used for pipelines in the water and sewer industries because of its inexpensive nature and flexibility. Read more about the uses and properties of PVC and CPVC below. Get a quote for plastic machining services from Miller Plastic Products today.

View the PVC Material Properties Chart
View the CPVC Material Properties Chart

Material Highlights:

  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Good Insulator
  • Self-extinguising
  • Excellent corrosion and water resistance

PVC In its hard form:

  • Machined Parts
  • Chemical Resistant Applications
  • Wet Benches
  • Vinyl records
  • Plumbing and electrical fixtures



CPVC material is popular in engineering due to its relatively low cost, high glass transition temperature, high heat distortion temperature, chemical inertness, and flame and smoke properties. CPVC uses include a variety of industrial applications where a high functional temperature and resistance to corrosive chemicals are desirable. Besides pipe and fittings, it is used in pumps, valves, strainers, filters, tower packing, and duct, as well as sheet for fabrication into storage tanks, fume scrubbers, large diameter duct, and tank lining.

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