Difference between PVC and Upvc?


Prolyvylinylchloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic polymer. it is mostly used to make electric wires and pipes.Unplasticised polyvinylchloride(UPVC) is mostly used when installing double glazing in new buildings, weatherboarding among others.
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The u in PVC means that it is unplasticised. PVC which stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride is usually hard and stiff and so a plasticizer is usually added to soften it and to make it suitable for manufacturing items such as bottles or handbags. In some instances however, like in manufacturing construction sheeting, the stiffness is an advantage and so the PVC is left unplasticized. This is what is then referred to as Upvc.
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The main difference between PVC and uPVC is that uPVC doesn’t contain phthalates or BPA. This makes it safer for transporting water, as well as making ...
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