What makes PVC so important to humanity?

They are its properties, characteristics, cost / benefit ratio. Combined, these aspects reveal their potential for application.

PVC is widely used both in the medical and food areas and in civil construction, packaging, footwear, toys, wires and cables, coatings, the automotive industry, etc., where its presence has proved to be as necessary as it is indispensable.

This is all because PVC is a versatile, resistant, waterproof, durable, harmless and 100% recyclable plastic; it does not corrode, it is thermal and acoustic insulating and does not spread fire, and can be produced in any color, from transparent to opaque and from rigid to flexible.

Its greatest use is in civil construction, a segment that needs competitive, energy-efficient products with a long useful life. The life cycle of PVC products varies from 15 to 100 years, with an average of more than 60 years.

In the medical field, where it has been used for several decades, there is no better and safer product to be used in blood and serum bags, endotracheal tubes, cardiovascular catheters, among many other applications.

These are some of the reasons why PVC will have a long-term future, because given its most varied applications and omnipresence in people’s daily lives, it has become an indispensable product for contemporary life.

The PVC Institute firmly believes that it is promoting a versatile and modern product that will surely continue to contribute to improving the quality of life and well-being of Brazilian society.