PVC Polyvinyl chloride

Rigid PVC

Rigid PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride – unplasticised) exhibits great resistance to most chemicals, is self-extinguishing & can be easily glued, fabricated & machined. PVC is a rigid, lightweight material that offers an excellent range of characteristics from -15°C to +60°C making it a fantastic low cost material choice through a wide range of applications.

  • High rigidity, strength & electrical insulation
  • High chemical & corrosion resistance
  • Easy to fabricate, weld and machine
Download Specs

Availability

Rod

10mm to 350mm OD

Tube

5mm ID to 230mm OD

Sheet

1mm to 50mm Thick

Colours

Grey, Black, White

Modified Grades

No

Cut To Size

Yes, however some grades have minimum order quantity

Features

Cost vs Performance

Rigid PVC is a low-cost material with good mechanical strength, excellent chemical resistance, corrosion resistance & electrical insulation that is easy to machine. This cost to performance ratio makes PVC a cost-effective material of choice for several industries including construction, electrical & chemical.

Resistance

Rigid PVC offers excellent chemical and corrosion resistance. PVC is resistant to most acids, alkalis, salts, alcohols & fats. Ask one of our technical solutions specialists if PVC is suitable for your chemical application. PVC’s durability & resistance to rot & corrosion makes PVC a long-lasting alternative material.

Applications

Rigid PVC is suitable for a broad range of applications over numerous industries. Examples include but are not limited to: manifolds, pump parts, cabinets, lab equipment, chemical storage, tanks, electrical insulation, space packers, concrete mould forms, valves, handles and knobs, trays, backing boards.

PVC-U Properties

Long Term Service Temp
Temperature - Long Term Service Temp-15°C to +60°C
Moisture Absorption
Very Low - Moisture Absorption
UV Stable
No - UV Stable
Compressive Strength
Medium - Compressive Strength
Impact Strength
Low - Impact Strength
Tensile Strength
Medium - Tensile Strength
Coefficient of Friction
High - Coefficient of Friction
Abrasion Resistance
Low - Abrasion Resistance
Cost
Low - Cost

Product Range

Product TypeIndustry UsageAvailable Products & Notes
Rigid PVC Unplasticised (PVC-U)General & Chemical Industries
Electrical Industries
Pumps & Valve Bodies
Electrical Backing Boards
Chemical Components
Etc.
Rod, Tube & Sheet
Grey, Black & White

Want to know more?

Check out this recent blog post about rigid PVC rod and sheet.

Due to the characteristics and price point of rigid PVC, it’s a very versatile and highly utilised engineering plastic material.

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