PVC Plastics

One group of materials on offer from Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd is a range of plastics, available in numerous grades, colours and thicknesses, one of which includes a variety of PVC plastics or polyvinyl chloride which is recognised as one the most popular engineering plastics. 

PVC plastics can be supplied in sheets up to 2000mm x 1000mm in size and thicknesses between 1mm and 20mm as standard.  Not only is PVC plastic available in sheets, but the material can also be moulded or vacuum-formed into bespoke shapes and is found used across several industry sectors including building, transport, packaging, electrical/electronic and healthcare applications. 

Using one of our many on-site saws, presses or CNC machines, we are able to convert PVC plastics into bespoke components such as pads, washers, strips and gaskets, all of which can be supplied coated with a choice of adhesive tapes or foils.

PVC Plastics

Product Enquiry

For information on PVC Plastics please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Product Specification & Key Characteristics

    Colours: black/white/transparent as standard -  but others can be made to order

    Finish: opaque, transparent

    Thicknesses: 1mm - 20mm

    Sheet Size: 2m x 1m (standard - can be cut down or produced as moulded profiles)

    Heat Resistance: up to 70° C 

    Resistances: Excellent chemical resistance, corrosion, weather resistance, electrically insulating

    Flammability: self extinguishing (when removed from the source)

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Help and guidance

    If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.

    Samples - Technical PVC Plastics

    Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.

    Call now for sample requests or further help.

    What is PVC Plastic?

    Polyvinyl chloride or PVC plastic, one of the world's most popular synthetic plastics polymers, as its highly durable and can be produced in a range of formats including soft foams, rigid sheets and very thin flexible films.  PVC is one of the most commonly used of all plastics as it can be extruded into any form in order to produce pipework, toys and automotive dashboards.

    Why use PVC Plastic?

    Plastics are all manufactured using different compounds in order to produce materials and products with specific properties.  PVC Plastic is a stable and inert material which is extremely workable and will hold it’s shape even during vigorous milling and sawing processes. 

    It is highly chemically stable and offers excellent compressive strength and electrical insulation properties, available in a range of colours which can be very transparent or opaque. 

    Applications in which PVC plastics are more commonly found used include piping systems, chemical or acid tanks, cladding, electrical cases and as fabricated parts used within machinery and equipment.

    Benefits of using PVC Plastic

    • Cost effective
    • Impact, corrosion, abrasion and weather resistant    
    • High chemical resistance
    • Strong and rigid
    • Can be easily machined, heated and bent, glued and moulded
    • low heat and electricity conductivity for use with electrical insulation

    Advantages of using PVC Plastic

    PVC is one of the worlds most commonly used plastics, this is due to the vast range of advantages and desirable properties the material offers.  The material itself is strong, rigid and lightweight.  It offers durability and longevity as PVC plastic is resistant to weather, chemical and weather corrosion, shock and abrasion which means it can be utilised for many indoor and outdoor applications.  

    PVC plastic is available in flat sheet or moulded profiles, which can be further converted by way of sawing, milling, drilling or bending (heated and manipulated) to produce finish components such as washers, strips, gaskets, tubes, pipes, etc. 

    PVC plastic is also non-toxic, does not conduct electricity so can be used for electrical applications and although PVC plastic will burn, it is self-extinguishing  due to having a high chlorine content.

    Other types of plastic available

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of plastic sheeting - our most popular materials being:

    • PTFE
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polypropylene
    • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
    • ABS
    • Polyester 
    • Acetal
    • Acrylic
    • Nylatron
    Have a Question about PVC Plastic?

    Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.