PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a thermoplastic that is very dense and rigid with extremely good tensile strength. PVC is one of the most widely produced thermoplastics and is available as rigid and flexible forms. Rigid PVC comes in two grades, type 1 which is for general purpose use and type 2 which has increased impact resistance.
What is PVC plastic used for?
Rigid PVC is commonly used for construction applications such as electrical conduits and pipes for handling liquids. Flexible PVC is found in electrical cable insulation, garden hoses, and waterproof membranes.