Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld
Rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a strong, stiff, low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate and easy to bond using adhesives or solvents. PVC is also easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment. It is frequently used in the construction of tanks, valves, and piping systems. FDA compliant grade available.
Shop for PVC
12 in x 12 in – 60 in x 120 in
0.062 in – 4 in
0.250 in – 16 in
Gray, White, Clear
Gray, White, Black
||Type 1, Type 2, CPVC
Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available along with FDA compliant, USP Class VI compliant, and medical grade options.
PVC Properties and Material Options
PVC Type 1– Normal impact, excellent chemical and corrosion resistance, easy to fabricate, weld or machine
PVC Type 2– High impact, excellent chemical and corrosion resistance, easy to fabricate, weld or machine
CPVC– High heat and corrosion resistant CPVC sheet. Excellent corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.
Bonding PVC– Easily achieved by using Plexus® MA300, a fast-setting methacrylate adhesive, to create stronger bonds than the PVC itself.
Tech Tip– PVC also comes in fire safe materials specially formulated to exceed FM 4910 fire compliances in semiconductor and cleanroom applications.
Typical properties of PVC
|Izod impact (notched)
||ft-lbs/in of notch
|Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi
|Maximum continuous service temperature in air
|Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)
|Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
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