PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride


Polyvinyl chloride is an extremely hard and durable material that is commonly used in pipes for water-treatment systems and in machine parts. The material is extremely resistant to chemicals, and it can be glued and welded. We deliver PVC-CAW as plastic sheets, hollow rods, rods and components such as pipe parts, valves and welding wire.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 1.44 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) N/A
Weather-resistance poor
Combustibility V0 UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety no
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 3300 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength 58 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break 4 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength at break N/A
Flexural modulus N/A
Flexural strength N/A
Compressive modulus N/A
Compressive strength, 1%/2% N/A
Impact strength (Charpy) N/A
Notch impact strength (Charpy) 4 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) N/A
Toughness (Shore D) 82 Sh D DIN EN ISO 868
Wear-resistance N/A
Coefficient of friction (against steel) N/A
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature N/A
Melting point N/A
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +70 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 60 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) °C
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C N/A
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C 8 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Specific heat capacity N/A
Thermal conductivity N/A
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity 1013 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity N/A
Dielectric strength 39 kV/mm DIN EN 60243-1
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance N/A
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection plastic sheets, plastic tubes, plastic rods, pipe parts, valves, welding rod
Specific gravity 1.44 g/cm3
Service temperature 0 … 60 °C
Price category € (€3–7/kg)

Special properties

  • impact resistance
  • self-extinguishing nature
  • good electrical insulation properties
  • weldability
  • easy gluing
  • rigidity
  • extremely high resistance to chemicals


chemical industry, air conditioning, water treatment, pools, pipe systems, chemical containers

Standard colours

dark grey

Special colours

light grey, white, ivory, black, red

Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

Trovidur® EN

Further information

Note: The product is also available in UV-resistant and food-grade versions.