Features and Benifits of UPVC


Features as follow:

1. Corrosion resistance
2. Shock resistance
3. Light weight
4. Pressure resistance
5. Low cost and long service life
6. Insect and mouse proof

Benefits of PVC over other materials

PVC is replacing traditional building materials such as wood, concrete and metals in many applications.

Versatility, cost effectiveness and an excellent record of use mean it remains the most important polymer for the construction sector, which accounted for more than 60 per cent of European PVC production in 2007. Substitution of PVC by other materials on environmental grounds would require additional research without proven technical benefits and at a higher cost. For example, as part of a housing renovation project at Bielefeld in Germany, it has been estimated that the replacement of PVC by other materials would lead to a cost increase of approximately 2,250 euro for an average sized apartment.

Academic  study 1

The environmental aspects of the use of PVC in building products, The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), June 1996, updated April 2001.
This review of world-wide scientific research on PVC in building material was first produced in 1996 and then updated and expanded initially in 1998 and then in 2001 so that subsequent new research could be evaluated. The report concluded that the adverse environmental effects of using PVC in building products do not appear to be greater than for other materials.

Academic study 2

PVC Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Entec UK and Ecobalance UK, 2001. An environmental comparison of PVC and several substitute materials performed for the UK environment ministry, the LCA concluded that the life cycle impacts of PVC are not significantly higher than those of alternatives. The study compared PVC and other materials in several applications and confirmed that there are relative differences in environmental performance based on application, but PVC does not fare substantially worse than any of the other materials tested.

Why not substitute another material for PVC?

  1. because one day, you may need a blood transfusion,
  2. because you appreciate hygienic & disinfected walls, floors, soils & seats in hospitals,
  3. because you demand hygienic packaging for fresh meat in supermarkets,
  4. because you need on a daily basis your bank card & credit card,
  5. because you want sustainable household plumbing, piping & sewage installations,
  6. because you want safe & non-inflammable electrical installations in your home,
  7. because you prefer maintenance-free window frames that last 3 times longer than precious tropical wood,
  8. because you like to discover the façade of the San Marco Place in Venice, covered during it's renovation with PVC foils depicting the master ornamentation,
  9. because, in the full heat of sun or under the rain, you love the protection provided in the Stade de France by its PVC roofing,
  10. because on the dry island of Azores, you appreciate the water collected in a volcanic crater to water flowers & grow fruit.
  11. because PVC is important in your daily life...

 and all this at lowest cost and with low impact to the environment according to eco-balance results

PVC is a more economic material

PVC products make life safer, more comfortable and more pleasurable. And, because PVC has an excellent ratio of economic cost to performance, it allows people of all income levels access to these important benefits. The diversity of PVC applications challenges the imagination. In everyday life, they are all around us, from construction profiles to medical devices, from roofing membranes to credit cards, from children’s toys to pipes for water and gas. Few other materials are as versatile or able to fulfil such demanding specifications. In this way, PVC facilitates creativity and innovation, making new possibilities.

PVC underpins safety

Wire and cables sheathed with PVC prevent potentially fatal electrical accidents. In hospitals around the world PVC medical tubing – which does not break or kink – delivers fluids and medicines to the sick. Car components which use very strong PVC can reduce the risk of any injuries being caused in case of an accident. Most PVC products are long lasting – up to and over 60 years. These applications are reliable throughout their service lives and cut down vastly on maintenance or repair. Modern cars, for example, last many years longer simply because PVC protects the underside from water and corrosion.

PVC enhances our lives

Functional performance is by no means the whole story. PVC has a distinguished role in beauty and aesthetics. In fashion, furniture and all types of indoor and outdoor accessories, PVC opens up functional and design opportunities that are both visually striking and fundamentally practical. In short, people everywhere benefit from this material. Sometimes invisible but always reliable, PVC products make the difference when it counts.