What is UPVC?
When a plasticiser is added into the production of plastic the plastic will become more flexible and softer. However in some cases this increased fluidity within the plastic is not required and therefore the need to add plasticisers is removed. Plastic that has not had a plasticiser added is termed UPVC (Un- plasticised polyvinyl chloride).
What are its benefits?
Un-Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride possesses many properties that make it a popular choice of material particularly within the construction industry. It has great properties including, strength, durability, resistance to fire and erosion and is also recyclable.
What is it often used for?
UPVC presents advantageous properties to the building industry and is commonly used for the following constructions:
- Wall cladding
- Waste pipes