The resilience of stabilised PVC is the reason it is chosen for applications where other materials would more easily decompose. Underground pipes for water, gas and sewage are expected to last for up to 100 years. Window frames, exposed to the weather, may last 30 to 40 years without the need for painting.
Graph: uses of PVC

The range of uses is a direct consequence of the many different additives with which it can be combined to modify its properties.

image: uPVC window frame
image: water pipes

image: drainage pipes
image: peaches packaging
image: PVC bottles
image: medical equipment
image: Blister packs for pills
image: cable insulation
image: Cinema screen, auditorium


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