Polyvinyl chloride


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Polyvinyl chloride (colloquial: polyvinyl, or simply vinyl; abbreviated: PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic polymer of plastic (after polyethylene and polypropylene). About 40 million tons of PVC are produced each year. Pure polyvinyl chloride is a white, brittle solid. It is insoluble in alcohol but slightly soluble in tetrahydrofuran.