tensile stress at yield: min.45 – 70 MPa,
chemically resistant, weather resistant,
temperature range of use: from –20ºC to +60 and 70ºC,
hardness: 95–130 MPa (ball indentation H358/30),
density: 1,35–1,6 kg/dm3,
a physiologically neutral version exists, as well (food contact),
good electric insulating capability even in wet medium.
Cutting (turning, milling, drilling, sawing): only traditional metalworking – or in certain cases, woodworking tools – carbon steel, rapid steel, hard metal, diamond can be used only in sharp design. Cooling is recommended, which allows high cutting rates, e. g. v = 200 –400 m/min for turning and milling, v = 50 –100 m/min for drilling.
Adhesive bonding, welding, forming: Feasible.
PVC is a flame retardant material with an exceptional chemical resistance and also with lower stress cracking. PVC-U shows high mechanical strength, tensile strength and the continuous operating temperature is from -15 °C to +60 °C. It can also be easily machined, glued and welded.
Improved toughness at low temperatures and UV protection.