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Thursday, July 27, 2017

All You Need To Know About PVC Wires & Cables

PVC or Poly-Vinyl-Chloride is a thermo-plastic resin. It can be used in a wide variety of ways in a number of diverse industries. It is produced by a process known as polymerization. And owing to its thermoplastic properties, it can be softened by heating.
Its many advantages make it the perfect material for the manufacturing of many products that are made for outdoor use or those that require a long lifespan. In fact, it is believed to have a lifespan of over 100 years, which even exceeds the lifespan of many modern buildings.

It is the most commonly used plastic for mechanical coatings when it comes to cables. It is popular because:

•    It has fire-retardant properties.

•    It has decent mechanical strength.

•    It is relatively low in cost.

•    It offers great insulating properties.

•    It is resilient and flexible.

•    It has excellent weather-ability.

•    It is UV resistant – which is superb since that is what degrades most plastics.

The main material used for the construction of a pvc coated wire is steel or galvanized steel or even stainless steel which is then coated in PVC. In instances where these wires require electric insulation, they are coated with polyethylene. And when chemical resistance is needed, they are coated with polypropylene.
 
The only drawback with PVC wires and cables is that they are not fatigue resistant. They are also vulnerable to optimal abrasion. 

The color choices in PVC are almost endless, and they can be matched with almost any color.

Here are some common applications of PVC Wires & Cables:
  • They are used in coat hangers and handles. 
  • They are used to construct chain-link fences for freeways, tennis courts, industrial security fencing, etc.
  • They are used by fitness centers in weight machines.

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