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PVDC

Abbreviation for polyvinylidene chloride, a carbon-based plastic. PVDC has been used in the packaging industry for several decades in numerous foods and pharmaceuticals to protect them from spoilage. Positive features are food safety and low permeability to oxygen. It is considered to be the best sealing material with absolute tightness and chemical inertness (reaction inability). In the wine industry, PVDC films are also used for capsules (Case over natural corks), as well as alternative wine bottle closures such as screw cap and Capsules used. See also similar materials as polyethylene (PE) and PVC, as well as under closures,

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