Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Polyvinyl chloride is an amorphous thermoplastic. PVC is flame retardant and has very good UV and weather resistance.
The mechanical high strength, rigidity and hardness are characteristic of rigid PVC (PVC-U). Window profiles and handrails are made of PVC. PVC has proven its worth in tank and apparatus construction.
At temperatures up to ~60 °C, PVC is resistant to water, aqueous solutions, alkalis, to greases and oils, ethanol and gasoline.
Parts made of PVC can be very well post-processed by sawing, drilling, grinding and cutting. Threads also hold very well due to the high strength.
PVC is a hydrophilic material. We recommend tempering the welding rod before processing for this reason.
You can use welding equipment suitable for PVC. A hot air tool or an extruder.
PVC is easy to post-process. It can be grinded, sawn and machined.
PVC must not be heated to high temperatures, as this can produce gases that are hazardous to health.