Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin is a white powder that is commonly used in the production of thermoplastics. Its production frequently uses the suspension, mass, emulsification/dispersion, and solution methods of manufacturing. Products constructed using pvc resin can have a variety of characteristics, from being light and hard to being soft and flexible. The result is usually determined by the additives.
Frequently, additional ingredients are required to transform this resin into a finished good. These may consist of fillers, lubricants, and heat stabilizers. Plasticizers like butyl glycolate, epoxy resins, and dialkyl azelaate are among the most popular additives mixed with PVC. Plasticizers tend to make a material more malleable than it would be without them. Additionally, it is possible to improve puncture, tension, and chemical resistance.
Fig 1. Polyvinyl chloride resins.
PVC resins are widely utilized in the construction and infrastructure, agricultural, electrical products, and medical industries thanks to their durability, non-flammability, chemical resistance, and mechanical stability.