PVC (polyvinyl chloride, rigid)

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Overview Rigid PVC is a strong, stiff, low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate and easy to bond using adhesives or solvents. Bonding PVC can be easily achieved with Plexus MA300, the workhorse of the industry. This is a two-part structural adhesive which will create bonds stronger than the PVC itself.

PVC is also easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment.

It is frequently used in the construction of tanks, valves, and piping systems.

Rigid PVC Standard Sizes

SHEET 48"x96" (0.06"-3.0" thick)
ROD diameter 0.25"-12.0"
  • Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size and by manufacturer
  • Custom sizes and colors available upon request
  • Many of our plastic materials are available as films with thicknesses of 0.029" or less

Rigid PVC Grades

  • FDA compliant

NOTE: Several grades of rigid PVC are available. For additional information on rigid PVC plastic materials, contact your local Curbell Plastics representative or call Curbell at 1-888-287-2355.
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Performance Characteristics
  • Strong and stiff
  • Low cost
  • Easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment
  • Easy to join using solvents or adhesives
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Rigid PVC sheet, rod

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Typical Applications
  • Welded tanks
  • Manifolds
  • Valve and pump housings
  • Fittings
  • Piping systems
  • Cabinets and working surfaces
Typical Properties
UNITS ASTM TEST PVC (RIGID)
Tensile strength psi D-638 7,500
Flexural modulus psi D-790 481,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D-256 1.0
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi °F D-648 158
Maximum continuous service temperature in air °F 140
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours) % D-570 0.06
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion in/in/°Fx10-5 D-696 3.2
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

TENSILE STRENGTH FLEXURAL MODULUS
of PVC compared with HDPE and Homopolymer Polypropylene of PVC compared with HDPE and Homopolymer Polypropylene
Bar chart - PVC tensile strength compared with HDPE and homopolymer polypropylene Bar chart - PVC flexural modulus compared with HDPE and homopolymer polypropylene
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