Category: P#3 PVC

A.K.A PVC or V, Polyvinyl Chloride, Vinyl

PVC comes in two types, rigid and flexible, and is made from oil and salt. It is most commonly found in plumbing pipes.

The soft, flexible PVC is used to make:

  • Cling film
  • Flooring
  • Shower curtains
  • Inflatable products
  • Tarpaulin (with cotton or linen)
  • Signage
  • Insulation on electric cables
  • Clothing – imitation leather/rubber
  • Medical gloves
  • Mattress covers
  • Cable covers
  • Tape
  • Tinsel – PVC film coated with a metallic finish
  • Many applications where it replaces rubber.