The process begins with the mining of salt (sodium chloride), which is used to make chlorine and caustic soda. The chlorine is transformed into vinyl chlorine monomer—chlorine plus ethylene—which is polymerized to produce polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, a highly versatile plastic that is useful in countless every-day applications, like pipes that carry drinking water, wastewater or water for irrigation; coating for electrical cables; structural profiles for windows, doors, or siding; floor and wall tiles and furniture coating. These are used in construction, auto parts, household appliances, clothing, footwear, containers and packaging, medical devices and many other products.
Available PVC Products
- Clear Tubing Flexible PVC 60-D, Shore A.
- Mixed Color Flexible PVC 40-65-D, Shore A.
- Mixed Color Rigid PVC, from pharmaceutical supplier.
Other Plastic Products
* Subject to availability.