We are a world-class supplier of engineering raw materials. Our objective is to provide all our customers, from the small machine shop to the large multi-national corporation, a supply path that continuously delivers the highest levels of service, quality and value.
PVC-u (u=unplasticised, or rigid PVC) is a flame retardant material with exceptional chemical resistance and low stress cracking. PVC-u shows high mechanical strength for continuous operating between -15°C and +60°C. We stock PVC-u in a variety of shapes and sizes.
PVC-u machines well but ensure the machining area is well ventilated or extracted, as PVC-u will give off chlorine if accidentally over-heated. Full machining instructions are available on request.
PVC-u has a very good resistance to acids (except strong, oxidising acids), alkalis and hydrocarbons (except chlorinated hydrocarbons). It has limited resistance to aromatic compounds and should not be considered in contact with ketones or hot water.
Commercial applications for this engineering material include:
Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.
A technical datasheet for PVC-u is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.
We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.
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