Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is widely used in the film and sheet industry due to its unique combination of properties such as toughness, flexibility, transparency, and low cost. PVC films and sheets are used in a variety of applications, including:
Packaging: PVC films and sheets are used to package a variety of products such as food, beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. PVC films are also used in blister packaging, shrink wrapping, and stretch wrapping.
Construction: PVC films and sheets are used in the construction industry for roofing membranes, wall cladding, window profiles, flooring, and cables. PVC films are also used in the manufacture of inflatable structures such as tents and swimming pools.
Signage and Graphics: PVC films are used extensively in the signage and graphics industry due to their excellent printability and durability. PVC films are used to create banners, billboards, backlit displays, vehicle graphics, and decals.
Medical: PVC films and sheets are used in the medical industry for products such as IV bags, blood bags, tubing, and surgical drapes.
PVC films and sheets can be manufactured using various processes such as calendering, extrusion, and casting. They can also be formulated to meet specific requirements such as flame retardancy, UV resistance, and antistatic properties.