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Abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride; one of the most used plastics. Chlorine and ethylene are the most important starting materials for production. The fabric is weather resistant, flame retardant and corrosion resistant, as well as resistant to alcohol, gasoline, alkalis, oil and acids. It is used predominantly in the building materials industry (floor coverings, window frames) as well as for packaging and for the production of beverage bottles. Also in viticulture PVC finds for different materials like containers, tubes and closures (eg capsules ) Use. In order to obtain desired properties, the raw PVC still various agents such as stabilizers, colors, plasticizers, fillers, etc. added. That's why PVC is not uncontroversial. In the production also occur a number of ecological Problems, so that increasingly other substances are used. See also under polyethylene (PE) and PVDC,

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