PVC Rod is a great general purpose engineering plastic that has become very important to customers as it provides some unique features.
PVC Rod Features
PVC Rod has a popular position within the engineering plastics industry because of a number of reasons. It is a very economical plastic and where components are being made to a budget. This material can often help reduce initial material costs. It also has very good chemical resistance and is often used in areas where chemical contact is likely. PVC Rod can also offer excellent electrical resistance. This material is one of the most common electrical insulating plastics available. Another feature is it's low moisture absorption, this helps with the stability of components in damp or wet conditions. One of the best attributes of PVC Rod would be it's excellent ability to be thermoformed, PVC Rod can quite easily be warmed with moderate heat and formed to a shape and after cooling will retain it's new shape. Another very important feature of this material is it's fire rating, giving it a class 1 fire rating and is self extinguishing helping it further expand it's applications. PVC Rod can also be very easily bonded by readily available adhesives.
PVC Rod Applications
Because PVC Rod has an excellent chemical resistance, it is often found in chemical tanks or valve components. It is also specified for prototype or model manufacture, this is because it is very economical and easy to machine and produce quite intricate components. PVC Rod can also be found inside household applications for light duty components to help reduce costs and reduce weight.
PVC Rod and it's Availability
This engineering plastic is extruded in a variety of sizes to help offer customers a very comprehensive option, PVC Rod is generally available in a standard diameter range from as small as 6mm diameter up to and including 300mm diameter. The standard popular manufactured length of PVC rod is usually 2000mm although in the larger diameter range this can often be 1000mm due to handling ability.
The most popular colour for PVC Rod is industrial grey although black and also red have a popular requirement. This engineering plastic is also available in ivory but this is less common and usually requires a short waiting time from order time to delivery.
PVC Rod Technical Details
Maximum long term service temperature is plus 60°C. Melting point is approximately plus 175°C. Tensile strength is 75MPa. Water absorption is 0.2.
PVC Rod Bonding
PVC Rod is one of the easiest materials to bond using most readily available and popular adhesives such as super glue, araldite or contact adhesives. There seems to be no special preparation to the PVC Rod required other than the adhesive manufacturers recommendations.
PVC Rod Welding
PVC Rod is another material that can be welded. This is usually done with a reasonably inexpensive plastic welding gun and PVC Welding wire. With a reasonable amount of practice and competence, welding it is very successful and an economical process to produce a very strong joint.
PVC Rod Dimensional Accuracy
Because PVC Rod is an engineering plastic produced by extruding the polymer through dies, PVC Rod is always manufactured in a slightly oversize condition this is to allow for any very minor surface imperfections or very slight deformations that may occur during the manufacturing process. PVC Rod is always manufactured oversize to allow customers to machine the material to the advertised size and taking this into account.
Direct Plastics Online are one of the leading suppliers for PVC Rod, we have large stocks and can offer all engineering plastics with quick dispatch and free delivery.