polyvinyl chloride


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polyvinyl chloride

n. Abbr. PVC
A common thermoplastic resin used in a wide variety of manufactured products, including drain piping, conduits for wiring, building materials such as siding and flooring, rainwear, and garden hoses.
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polyvinyl chloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) the full name of PVC
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pol′yvi′nyl chlo′ride


n.
a white, water-insoluble, thermoplastic resin, used for thin coatings, insulation, and piping. Also called PVC.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyvinyl chloride - a polymer of vinyl chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables
polyvinyl resin, vinyl polymer, vinyl resin - a thermoplastic derived by polymerization from compounds containing the vinyl group
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Translations

polyvinyl chloride

n cloruro de polivinilo
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PolyOne notes that it will retain the existing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) supply agreements, which run through 2024, to ensure consistent raw-material supply.
Designers and molders of baby care products, toys, tubing, kitchenware and other products are said to have a material alternative to costly and limiting silicone compounds and PVC (polyvinyl chloride).
They also report that polyvinyl chloride was the most effective tested material at generating a charge.
Ritmo Profittings machines can fuse thermoplastic materials such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) Polyvinylfluoride (PVDF) pipes and fittings (ells, tees, crosses and lateral wyes).
DEHP is widely used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics, which are used in medical settings for IV bags and tubing, blood bags, feeding tubes, and tubing for dialysis and heart bypass procedures.
Plasticizer and phthalate, used to soften children's toys, are the contraversial elements in polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
As it is easy to process and improves cycle times, says BASF, the new SBC offers a cost-effective packaging alternative to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) packaging films.