Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
HiTech Plastics and Molds is your go-to PVC thermoplastic injection molding manufacturer. We work with you from start to finish to create a mold or product that meets every requirement. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified PVC injection molding manufacturer, we deliver high-quality injected molded products on time, every time. Our extensive experience includes using PVC in pipes, tubing, irrigation products, and more.
No matter your industry or planned use, we can create a custom polyvinyl chloride solution to meet any specification. Our PVC thermoplastic services include:
What is PVC?
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a general-purpose commodity thermoplastic. PVC has unique performance and functional features that make it a good fit for daily use. Known for its durability and high resistance to flames, chemicals, and abrasion, PVC is available in a range of durometers, from soft and flexible to hard and rigid. It is particularly suited to injection molding applications.
The Advantages of Using PVC Thermoplastics
PVC is a popular commodity thermoplastic material due to its many advantages. Compared to polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), PVC releases a lower heat during the burning process and holds a lower risk of spreading fire to other materials. PVC also integrates high technical performance, environmental benefits, and cost advantages.
Readily available in most markets, PVC ranks high for hardness, durability, tensile strength, and is denser than most thermoplastic materials. Polyvinyl chloride thermoplastics are widely used because of the material’s versatility and longevity
Types of PVC for Injection Molding
PVC is categorized into two broad categories: rigid or unplasticized polymers, or flexible PVC thermoplastic. While both have many benefits and are readily available, they are suited to different applications based on their individual properties and strengths.
Unplasticized Polymer (RPVC or uPVC)
Unplasticized polymers are rigid options. They are also called RPVC or uPVC. Unplasticized polymer PVC is used across many industries due to its rigid yet brittle structure. It is a lightweight, durable, and cost-effective thermoplastic.
Unplasticized polymer PVC is most often used for high-strength pipes in plumbing and agriculture.
Flexible Plasticized PVC
Compared to RVPVC and uPVC, flexible plasticized PVC is softer and more easily bent. This increased flexibility comes from the addition of plasticizers like phthalates. This type of PVC thermoplastic is often used as an adequate substitute for rubber. Like unplasticized polymer PVC, flexible plasticized PVC is lightweight, durable, and cost-effective.
Flexible plasticized PVC is found in hospitals, schools, and homes as it is commonly used in construction applications, including window frames, flooring, and insulation for electric wiring.
Polyvinyl Chloride for Any Industry
PVC thermoplastics are used throughout virtually every industry and can be adapted to most injection molding or other manufacturing applications. As your injection molding specialists, we can meet the demands of most industries. If you can imagine it, we can create a polyvinyl chloride solution for you, including:
- Medical and healthcare components
- Aerospace and defense
- Plumbing applications
- Irrigation parts
- And many more.
Contact Us for PVC Thermoplastic Injection Molding Today
With over 100 years of combined custom plastic molding experience, our design and engineering teams are ready to meet even the strictest PVC injection molding specification. In addition to our custom injection molding services, we also offer:
- Plastic Part Decorating
- In-Mold Decorating
- Assemblies & Subassemblies
- Tool Building
- And more.