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The many uses for PVC

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The many uses for PVC

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Standing for polyvinyl chloride, PVC is a man-man substance used the world over to manufacture some of our most important goods. Its versatility means that it can be used in a wide range of finished products, some of which are quite surprising. We have highlighted some of uses for PVC below and you may be surprised to see how many PVC products you come into contact everyday.

PVC is the most commonly used polymer when it comes to the medical industry. Items manufactured with PVC include the following:

  • Inhalation masks
  • Medication blister packs
  • Catheters
  • Tubing for enteral feeding and dialysis
  • Bypass sets for the heart and lungs
  • Containers for medical waste and specimen samples

When it comes to transportation, PVC is present in a few areas of your vehicle. You can find PVC in these parts of your car:

  • The under-body coating
  • Dashboard
  • Arm rests
  • Door panels
  • Seating
  • Airbags

In the home environment, PVC often makes a large appearance in various everyday items:

  • Flooring
  • Furniture (handles and panels)
  • Inflatable pool toys
  • Shoes (these include sports shoes and PVC boots)

In the protective clothing sector, PVC performs a crucial role in making items safer for use in tough environments where added protection is necessary. These extend to:

  • Coats and overalls
  • Safety footwear
  • Gloves
  • Headwear
  • Eyewear

Most of the packaging that we encounter on a daily basis contains PVC:

  • Food presentation trays that many muffins, biscuits and other confectionaries are housed in
  • Cling film
  • Bottle sleeves on drinks
  • Exterior packaging for toiletry items like razors

Wayne’s range of PVC gumboots offers effective safety in the face of workplace hazards. For more info on this range and others, visit our website today www.wayne-safety.com or call us on +27 11 671 0200.


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