Symbol

Type of Plastic

Material characteristics

PVC

(Polyvinyl Chloride)

PVC-U is unplasticised PVC and is strong and tough.

PVC-P is plasticised PVC and is flexible, clear and Elastic.

PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC, PVC/PE, PVDC is available upon request. 

Charpak production operations have the ability and capability to manufacture PVC Thermo-formed products. 

As part of Charpak’s sustainable plastics ethos we would not recommend using PVC as it is far less environmentally friendly than PET. 

PVC is the only plastic made with chlorine; the production of chlorine releases dioxins into the environment. PVC also includes toxic additives (such as heavy metals and phthalates) which are released during both the use and disposal of PVC products.

 

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