Stabilisers & Manufacturing # 2004 Milan
Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) is one of the most fascinating, interesting, universal and oldest thermoplastics oft all. On one hand it is the polymer which comes into contact with a baby’s skin only a few minutes after its birth, in many contries the bracelet on which the name and the birthday of the newborn are noted is made of PVC. A lot of other medical items such as oxygen tents and blood bags are also based on PVC because of the chemical and physical properties of PVC not offered by other materials. On the other hand many PVC products, for example toys as children or more durable items as u-PVC windows, cladding, electrical insulation on wires and cables, resilent flooring, pipes for land drainage, sewage and drinking water are with us throughout our lives. Even the coffins that we are finally buried in are probably covered in PVC foil or veneer and lined with flexible PVC film..