What is PVC?

pvc rawPVC is a synthetic material obtained from common salt and oil.

Thanks to its ability to accept additives, it can be modified and transformed into a genuine material with many applications.

The different and detailed steps necessary to develop the basis of our profiles are as follows:

After electrolysis, the salt provides among other things, chlorine.

Ethylene is originated from refined oil and naphtha fractionation.

By chemical synthesis of the elements mentioned above, we get the "monomer" vinyl chloride in gaseous form.

Upon polymerisation of the monomer, we obtain the polymer of vinyl chloride, the PVC. Polymerizing is to make a long-chain of identical components (monomers) in order to obtain a larger molecule.

A PVC molecule contains between 750-1500 monomers.

The PVC resin is mixed (composite) with various additives in order to obtain variants with many different characteristics.

The result is a relatively fine powder or a granulate.