PVC is a thermoplastic resin that is one of the most widely used plastics in the world. PVC was accidently invented in the 1800s and has been in use since the 1920s. During the 1950s, PVC started to be produced in large volumes as new innovative uses were invented. It offers a diverse and varied range of properties, and contributes significantly to the modern lifestyles that we all enjoy.
The use of PVC has grown in popularity in the construction industry because of its benefits: excellent strength relative to its weight, durability, water resistance, and adaptability. Products made from PVC can be resistant to biodegradation and weather, and are effective insulators. The physical properties of PVC can be tailored for a wide variety of applications such as trim, fascia, decking, railing, fencing, siding, flooring, pipes, wire insulation, window frames, and roofing, among other aesthetically pleasing areas.