Leading PVC Manufacturers

Industrial manufacturers in automotive, medical, plumbing and virtually every other industry use polyvinyl chloride for its versatility and durability as well as its price. Production of this thermoplastic requires much less petroleum than its polymer counterparts such as polystyrene, polyethylene and polycarbonate, allowing for significant savings. Read More…

PVC Manufacturers Polyvinyl chloride is among the most commonly used plastic materials in the modern world. PVC products include a wide array of shower curtains, car interiors, clothing, flooring, ceiling tiles, blood bags, windows, pipes, credit cards, toys, phonograph records, rain gutters, paneling and furniture, to name just a few.

Our skilled teams of designers and engineers will work with you from design to delivery, prototype to production to ensure that we are bringing a custom designed product that will perfectly fill all of your requirements. Since 1975, we have been committed to providing our customers with top of the line products that will withstand the tests of time! Get in touch with our customer service...

Industrial Plastic Supply, Inc. $$$

At Allied Plastic Supply, we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of high-quality plastics, laser cutting, die cutting, and plastic fabrication solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers across various industries. We have established ourselves as a trusted partner for delivering top-notch plastic products and services. We offer an extensive range of plastic materials,...

Allied Plastic Supply $$$

At Porex Filtration Group, we are a global leader in porous plastics technology, dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enhance product performance and improve the lives of people around the world. With decades of experience and a relentless commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as trusted partners in the plastics industry, offering a comprehensive range of products...

Porex Filtration Group $$$

All Plastics and Fiberglass performs fabrication for fiberglass and plastics. Among the standard products we produce are ducts, grating, structural shapes, pipe hangers and tanks. We do custom fabrication on tanks and pipe hangers. We also make prefabricated piping systems, handrails and more. We have built a reputation on high quality and superior service for more than two decades.

All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. $$$

At Plastic-Craft® Products, our business is plastics. We have an extensive inventory of plastic materials to suit your needs, and also maintain a complete machine shop to fabricate plastic parts to your specifications. Let us meet your plastics requirements. We have over 50 years of service behind us. We are always available to discuss the application of our service to your unique operation.

Plastic-Craft® Products, Inc. $$$

Atlas Fibre is a supplier of stock thermoset shapes in sheet, rod and tube in the following grades: G3, G5, G7, G9, G10, G11, FR4 and canvas, linen and paper phenolic. All materials are Mil-Spec and NEMA certified. We also have extensive CNC milling and turning capabilities; CNC sawing, sanding, and material fabrication for all thermoset materials. We can also machine and fabricate all types of...

Atlas Fibre Company $$$

CS Hyde has been providing high-end plastic materials since our founding in 1996, and has become a leading distributor and converter to a wide variety of markets. Materials we have available include Teflon Fluoroplastic, PTFE, Mylar®, Kevlar®, and more. We utilize the most high-tech converting equipment to provide superior products to our customers in a short time frame. It is our continuous...

CS Hyde Company $$$

Boedeker Plastics stocks the widest variety of engineering and industrial plastics in the industry. The people of Boedeker have the unique knowledge necessary to take customer service a step beyond others in the field providing in-house engineering assistance. Whether you need ten miles or ten inches, Boedeker Plastics has all of your plastic materials, sheets, rods, tubes and custom components.

Boedeker Plastics, Inc. $$$
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Despite the wide use, there is growing concern for the impact polyvinyl chloride has on the environment and human health as it contains highly toxic elements that may leech into the ground or atmosphere. Although it is not typically recycled, thermal depolymerization and PVC recovery techniques are being developed to diminish the harmful effects of PVC refuse.

Still, alternatives such as wood, paper, copper, steel clay and chlorine free plastics are sought out until a more environmentally friendly solution to the PVC problem is developed.

While the chlorine present in PVC is essentially the reason for safety concerns regarding the material, it is also responsible for many of the benefits. PVC manufacturers create this plastic material through the polymerization of vinyl chloride monomeres (VCM). 57% of the mass of each polymer is chlorine.

Although mass, emulsion/dispersion and solution methods may all be utilized to produce this material, suspension polymerization is preferred. VCM and water are introduced into a reactor containing an initiator. If needed, additives such as heat stabilizers, lubricants, fillers and plasticizers are introduced at this time. These determine the properties of the particular type of PVC being produced. The reaction vessel continually mixes the solution keeping all particles suspended.

This ensures that the resulting PVC resin has a uniform particle size. After this processing is complete, the resin is dried and sieved. PVC manufacturers offer this material in several forms, typically in granulated powders, pellets, or pre-forms. As with most other plastics; extrusion, injection molding, stamping and casting are used to create stock shapes which may later be reworked into a final product or be used as such.

These include rods, billets, sheets and films. It is important to consider the dimensions, quantity and physical properties of PVC stock form or product to ensure compatibility with the intended use.

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