PVC has demonstrated its versatility as a raw material for the production of general technical profiles and window profiles in particular and enables a multitude of construction and design possibilities. PVC offers excellent environmentally friendly qualities and inherent structural and design advantages over other materials, such as weather and impact resistance, excellent heat insulation and noise protection, long service life and low maintenance costs. The fact that PVC can be recycled several times over also gives an outstanding ecological balance. Important applications are window profiles and frames, cladding profiles, roller shutters, electrical conduits and roofing systems.
Stabilisers are added to PVC to allow its processing and to improve its resistance especially in outdoor applications, weathering and heat ageing and have an important influence on the physical properties of PVC finished articles. Factors such as process technology involved, technical requirements of PVC end product, regulatory requirements and cost, influence the choice of the stabiliser used.
Impact modifiers used to improve the impact performance of plastics, such as PVC and PVC compounds. They provide an excellent balance of impact resistance, modulus and viscosity with an extraordinary good retention of heat distortion temperatures.
Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. It has the highest refractive index of any material known to man, even the diamond, and is one of the whitest materials on earth. When ground into a fine powder, it transforms into a pigment that provides maximum whiteness and opacity. TiO2 pigments are used in paints and coatings, plastics, paper, building materials and many other commercial products.