What is PVC

PVC is an abbreviation for Polyvinyl Chloride. The ‘U’ in PVC-U stands for Un-plasticised, meaning it is rigid.

What is the difference between U-pvc and pvc-U?

The answer is there is no difference, u-PVC changed it’s name to PVC-u to fall in line with other European countries. Our European counterparts were all calling it PVC-U because most European languages place the noun (being PVC in this case) before the adjective (U).

PVC is used to manufacture many things i.e Garden chairs, but the name PVC has become synonymous with double glazed replacement products.

The main benefits to PVC-U are:

>PVC does not rot or biologically decompose.

>PVC is resistant to weathering with low maintenance requirements.

>PVC retains its shape within normal climatic temperatures.

>PVC is tough on impact.

>PVC can be reshaped at very high temperature and can therefore be recycled.

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