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What type of products use PVC?

pcv products on lawnPolyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC, is a versatile synthetic polymer used in a wide range of products and applications across various industries. Some common products and sectors that use PVC include:

  1. Construction Materials: PVC is widely used in the construction industry for applications such as pipes, fittings, electrical conduit, and drainage systems. PVC pipes are especially popular due to their durability, corrosion resistance, and low cost.

  2. Vinyl Siding: PVC is used to manufacture vinyl siding for residential and commercial buildings. Vinyl siding is known for its low maintenance requirements, weather resistance, and versatility in design.

  3. Window and Door Frames: PVC is used to make window frames, door frames, and profiles. PVC window frames are energy-efficient and have good insulation properties.

  4. Vinyl Flooring: PVC is a primary component in vinyl flooring products, including vinyl tiles, vinyl planks, and vinyl sheet flooring. It's valued for its durability, ease of maintenance, and wide variety of design options.

  5. Medical Products: PVC is used in the medical industry to make items like tubing, IV bags, medical gloves, and blood bags. PVC's flexibility, chemical resistance, and ease of sterilization make it suitable for these applications.

  6. Automotive Parts: PVC is used in the automotive sector for various components, including cable insulation, upholstery, dashboard covers, and door panels. It can be found in both interior and exterior parts of vehicles.

  7. Clothing and Accessories: PVC is used in the fashion industry to create various clothing items like raincoats, boots, and even certain types of handbags. It provides water resistance and a unique appearance.

  8. Signage and Banners: PVC sheets are used for signs, banners, and displays. They are lightweight, weather-resistant, and can be easily printed or molded into various shapes.

  9. Electrical and Electronics: PVC is used for electrical insulation and cable sheathing due to its excellent electrical properties. It helps protect wires and cables from environmental factors.

  10. Toys and Recreational Products: PVC is used in the manufacture of inflatable toys, pool toys, and various other recreational products due to its flexibility and ability to hold air.

  11. Packaging: PVC is used for blister packaging, clamshell packaging, and shrink-wrap packaging due to its transparency and ability to form to the shape of the product.

  12. Industrial Applications: PVC is used in various industrial applications, such as chemical storage tanks, ductwork, and conveyor systems, due to its chemical resistance and durability.

It's important to note that while PVC offers many advantages, there are also concerns related to its environmental impact, especially when it comes to disposal and recycling. Efforts have been made to develop more sustainable alternatives to PVC in some applications.


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We own our own manufacturing facility located in North Ridgeville, Ohio – just outside of Cleveland, only 25 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. 

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