PVC is Widely Used For:

  • Welded chemical tanks
  • Manifolds
  • Valve and pump housings
  • Fittings
  • Piping systems
  • Cabinets and working surfaces

Performance Characteristics:

  • Strong and stiff
  • Low cost
  • Easy to machine and fabricate
  • Easy to thermoform
  • Easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment
  • Easy to join using solvents or adhesives

Common Brands:

  • Vintec® I
  • Vintec® II
  • Corzan® CPVC

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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.

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SHEET Dimensions:
12 in x 12 in – 60 in x 120 in
0.062 in – 4 in
ROD Outside Diameter:
0.250 in – 14 in
COLOR Sheet:
Gray, White, Clear

Gray, White, Black
GRADES 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
Tensile strength psi D638 7,500
Flexural modulus psi D790 481,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 1.0
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi °F D648 158
Maximum continuous service temperature in air °F   140
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours) % D570 0.06
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion in/in/°Fx10-5 D696 3.2

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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