Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is one of the most commonly used types of plastics in the world. It can be found in everything from medical equipment to roofing. And why is it so ubiquitous? Because PVC brings many advantages, making products more durable and versatile than they otherwise would have been.
Here are the top 3 reasons why people choose PVC for their products:
It reduces the rate of infection
Many medical manufacturers turn to PVC for their products. Why? Because PVC is not only easy to clean, but it is also largely resistant to germs. Germs, as we know, cause deadly infections even after the original issue has been treated. As such, medical practitioners need to use sterilized equipment to reduce the risk of infection after a procedure.
PVC is resistant to weathering
Another industry that often uses PVC is the construction industry. Resistant to weathering, PVC is extremely useful for exterior applications such as siding, roofing, windows, sealants, and more. In fact, it’s often a cheaper and more versatile alternative to more traditional construction materials, including wood, concrete, and metal.
It’s a good insulator
Not only is PVC resistant to weathering, but it is also an excellent insulator. In other words, it does not conduct heat or electricity. This is necessary for many electrical appliances that produce both electricity and heat. As such, PVC can prevent accidental electrocutions or fires, keeping people safe for years on end.
To learn more about PVC or our other plastic materials, contact Piper Plastics today.