The Differences Between PVC and Nylon

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Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyamide – better known as Nylon – are both plastics that are used in many capacities in the world of plastic manufacturing. In their powder form, they are an important part of the fluidized bed coating process. But which one is used for a specific job will depend on what is […]

Why PVC Use is so Ubiquitous

A small bowl of polyvinyl chloride powder

Polyvinyl chloride – or PVC – is one of the most commonly-used types of plastic in the world today. Its origins trace back more than 150 years, and its been in commercial production since the 1930s. The synthetic polymer of plastic now accounts for about one-fifth of all plastic manufactured in the world. PVC can […]

Can PVC Be Recycled?


Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most commonly used types of plastics in the world. From medical equipment to children’s’ toys, PVC can be found in many everyday products. Yet, what happens when you have no more use for those PVC products? Can you recycle it like other types of plastics? While PVC can […]

The Top 3 Benefits of PVC

The Top 3 Benefits of PVC

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 […]

A History of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

A History of PVC Fluidized Bed Power Coatings

Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, is a commonly used synthetic plastic polymer that is used to produce plastic. While it wasn’t widely used until the 1950s, it has actually been around for centuries, stretching back all the way to the 1830s. Read on to learn more:  The discovery of PVC  The story peculiarly begins in two […]

What Are Thermoplastics?

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Thermoplastics are incredibly versatile and efficient, that’s why they’re used in many of our everyday objects. But do you know what they are? Here we break down the basics of thermoplastics and the different kinds you will run across. Thermoplastics—The Basics As the name suggests, thermoplastics are a type of plastic that can be fused, […]

A Brief History of PVC

A Brief History of PVC

Let’s take a walk down PVC memory lane, shall we? While many people may not realize just how long the synthetic plastic has been around, there is actually a host of evidence that shows PVC (polyvinyl chloride) was first created at least a century ago. The story peculiarly begins in two separate years—1838 and 1872—when […]