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PVC (Polyvinyl chloride, Type I or Type II)

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PVC Type 1 sheet is a very commonly used thermoplastic sheet. PVC is typically well known for resistance to flame, electrical, water, chemical, and abrasion in various applications. PVC sheet comes in various grades: Type 1 (most common, general purpose), Type 2 (more impact resistant than Type 1) for complex fabrication, and foamed PVC (lighter weight) for signage applications. PVC generally is used in various application where it’s combination of properties solve a variety of challenges for machined parts.

Advantages:

  • Non-flammable.
  • Good dimensional stability.
  • Good resistance to weathering.
  • Comparatively low cost.

Disadvantages:

  • Higher density than many other plastics.
  • Limited temperature range.
  • Subject to attack by several solvents.

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