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Vinyl Info

Characteristics of Vinyl


Vinyl plastics are generally clear, have high impact, excellent clarity and processing performance. Resistant to grease, oil and chemicals. May be affected by exposure in strong sunlight.

Characteristics of Vinyl

  • Poor
  • Excellent

  • Acid Resistance
  • Alcohol Resistance
  • Aldehyde Resistance
  • Ether Resistance
  • Oil Resistance

  • Good to Excellent
  • Poor to Fair
  • Good
  • Poor
  • Poor to Fair



Other Characteristics of Vinyl

Vinyl plastics are generally clear, have high impact, excellent clarity and processing performance. Resistant to grease, oil and chemicals. May be affected by exposure in strong sunlight.


Vinyl for Packaging

Vinyl has many purposes in the laboratory, whether for a biology lab or a food science lab. Vinyl tubing can be used in many situations, and is divided into two categories: industrial and food grade. Our food grade vinyl tubing could be useful for a variety of liquids from water to milk.


Recycling Vinyl Plastic

Recycled vinyl is used to produce a variety of items such as packaging, loose-leaf binders, decking, paneling and gutters. Though generally not a highly recycled household item due to its long-lasting use and durability, the benefits of recycling this product are great when large quantities are available to be recycled.


Vinyl's Role in History

Rubber scientist Waldo Semon first discovered vinyl in the 1920s while researching ways to create a new adhesive. He soon experimented with what is polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, making golf balls and shoe heels. In the following years, PVC was used to manufacture a variety of products from insulated wire to shower curtains. It was a popular choice due in part to its flame resistant properties. In the 1940s it was used to coat wiring on US ships during the war, replacing wire insulated with rubber. Today, vinyl is a staple in the construction industry and PVC piping has replaced older piping systems. Versatility is a quality trait of vinyl because of its ability to be rigid for pipes and flexible for plastic wrap. Vinyl is the second largest-selling plastic in the world.




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