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Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (RPVC)

Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (RPVC) is a non-flammable material that is resistant to weathering. With the proper additives, RPVC can be UV stabilized so that it withstands sunlight.

Because PVC has an excellent resistance to aqueous solutions (like water), it is frequently used in applications that come in contact with water. Examples include doorways, windows, pipes (as in large diameter waste water pipes), and even extruded wire covering.

Home plumbing pipes are typically made out of RPVC, so this material is used very heavily in the construction and plumbing industries.

RPVC does not function well when it comes in contact with stronger solvents like esters, hydrocarbons, and chlorinated solvents. Excessive heat is also an issue for non heat-stabilized RPVC, so if your product needs to come in contact with heat, make sure to let us know!

If you are not sure about which material to use for your product, please contact us at 800-452-5533 and we will gladly assist you.

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