In the modern world plastic parts are all around us, from the computer cabling that connects us to the internet, to the electrical wiring and conduits that run through our houses and businesses, to the infinitely numbered plastic parts on the consoles of our vehicles. Just about every kind of non-metal part, pipe or conduit starts out as a medical grade PVC compound and is developed using a mold.
Chemical engineers are able to vary the molecular composition of semi-rigid plastic compounds to produce rigid PVC compounds that maintain their shape or flexible PVC that if often used for pliable tubing or other bendable parts. The uses for PVC plastics really are endless and reach across residential, commercial and industrial products including:
Manufacturing - grips, handles, knobs, hoses, tubing, suction cups, grommets, vacuum cleaner parts
Automobile Components - shifting knobs, door gaskets, window and sunroof seals, dashboard moldings, trim, wiring
Construction Industry - window stripping, seals for windows, outside trimming pieces
Medical - tubes, flexible tubes, intravenous feeding. Plastics used in the medical field use medical grade PVC plastics developed to maintain safe and sanitary environments.
Electrical - power cords, wiring harnesses, boots for battery terminals, shields
Cables & Wiring - appliance wiring, communications cables, automobile cabling and wires
Consciousness for the environment in today's world have spawned the creation of chemical free flexible PVC plastics that are safer for use in toys and vinyl compounds involved in food processing.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) And It's Uses