In the modern world plastic parts are part of daily life, from the wires and cables that connect us to the internet, to the electrical wiring and conduits that run through our houses and businesses, to the infinitely numbered plastic pieces on the dashboards of our vehicles. Almost every type of plastic piece, conduit or piping starts out as a rigid polyvinyl chloride compounds and is made with a mold.
Chemical engineers are able to vary the molecular composition of rigid plastic compounds to produce rigid PVC compounds that don't bend easily or flexible PVC that can be used for pliable tubing or other flexible parts. The applications for plastic are varied and infinite and reach across residential, commercial and industrial products such as:
Automotive Parts - shifters, gaskets for doors, window and sunroof seals, dashboard moldings, trim, wiring
Industrial - grips, handles, knobs, hoses, tubing, suction cups, grommets, vacuum cleaner parts
Medical - tubes, bendable tubing, food IVs. Plastics found in the medical field are made from medical grade PVC compounds designed to provide sanitary and safe environments.
Construction Industry - window stripping, window sealing, outside trimming pieces
Cables & Wiring - refrigerator wiring, communications cabling, automobile cables and wires
Electrical - cords, wiring harnesses, boots for battery terminals, covers
Consciousness for the environment in today's world have spawned the development of chemical free flexible PVC compounds that are more appropriate for use in toys and plastic items that come in contact with food.
vinyl compounds from Sylvin