Polyvinylchloride

Polyvinylchlo­ride (PVC)

Prop­er­ties

  • Cor­ro­sion– and weather-resistant
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Good elec­tri­cal and ther­mal insulator
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Eas­ily cemented, welded, machined, bent and shaped

Com­mon uses

  • Pipe and fittings
  • Portable elec­tronic accessories
  • Signs
  • Ceil­ing tiles
  • Win­dow frames
PVC Tube

PVC Tube

Mate­r­ial Specifications

ASTM or UL test Prop­erty Value
Phys­i­cal
D792 Den­sity (lb/in3)/(g/cm3) 0.051 (1.41)
D570 Water absorp­tion, 24 hrs (%) 0
Mechan­i­cal
D638 Ten­sile strength (psi) 7,500
D638 Ten­sile mod­u­lus (psi) -
D638 Ten­sile elon­ga­tion at break (%) -
D790 Flex­ural strength (psi) 12,800
D790 Flex­ural mod­u­lus (psi) 481,000
D785 Hard­ness, Rockwell 115
D256 Izod notched impact (ft-lb/in) 1.0
Ther­mal
D696 Coef­fi­cient of lin­ear ther­mal
expan­sion (x 10–5 in./in./°F)
-
D648 Heat deflec­tion temp (F°/C°) at 264 psi -
D3418 Melt­ing temp (F°/C°) N/A
- Max oper­at­ing temp (F°/C°) 140/60
C177 Ther­mal con­duc­tiv­ity
(BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F)
-
UL94 Flam­ma­bil­ity rating V-O
Elec­tri­cal
D150 Dielec­tric con­stant at 60 Hz 3.2
D150 Dis­si­pa­tion fac­tor at 60 Hz 0.0096
D150 Dielec­tric strength (V/mil) -
D257 Vol­ume resis­tiv­ity (ohm/cm) at 50% RH 5.4 x 1015

These are typ­i­cal val­ues for ref­er­ence and com­par­i­son only. They should not be used as a basis for design spec­i­fi­ca­tions or qual­ity con­trol. Con­tact us for the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ com­plete mate­r­ial prop­erty datasheets. All val­ues were taken at 73°F (23°C) unless oth­er­wise noted.

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