eFunda Polymers: Listing of Polyvinylchloride (Geon, Viclon)
engineering fundamentals Polyvinylchloride
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Polyvinylchloride, also known as PVC, has been mass-produced since 1938.
  - It is a thermoplastic polymer.
- Applications: It is commonly used in pipes and fittings, wire and cable insulation, extruded films and sheets, and medical applications.
- General properties: Its flexible grades are easy to process; and its rigid grades are low cost and have high dielectric strength, excellent outdoor stability, good chemical resistance, and good moisture stability. Both grades have low heat resistance.
- Trade Name: Geon, Viclon.

Specific Grades of Polyvinylchloride
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