Various Applications Of Vinyl

What Is Vinyl?

The Discovery of Vinyl

Applications of Vinyl

The Manufacturing of Vinyl


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Because of its excellent performance properties, and the fact that it can be as supple or as stiff as required, Vinyl has found applications and uses in many different industries and in the manufacture of hundreds of products. Here is a look at some of the uses of Vinyl.

Medical Uses of Vinyl

Vinyl is such an important material that it is used in the manufacture of many medical products. In an industry where human life is at stake if any inferior substances are used, Vinyl has found many applications because of its non-hazardous properties. Vinyl is commonly used for making the following medical products.

  • Intravenous Fluid Bags and containers
  • Blood bags
  • Catheters
  • Goggles
  • Caps
  • Inhalation Masks
  • Mouthpieces
  • Dialysis Equipment
  • Medical Sealants
  • Ear Protectors
  • Thermal Blankets
  • Gloves
  • Valves

Vinyl in Construction Industry

The leading applications of Vinyl are in the construction and building industry. Almost 60% of all vinyl made in the United States is used in construction and furnishings. Here are some of the applications of vinyl in construction.

  • Siding and window frames
  • Roofing
  • Gutters and down spouts
  • Coverings for walls and floors
  • Piping for water distribution, sewage, and irrigation systems
  • Landfill liners
  • Fencing, railing, and decking
  • Insulation of wiring
  • Electrical conduit
  • Fire sprinkler piping

Vinyl and the Auto Industry

First used as a sealant for shock absorbers, Vinyl has many applications in the auto industry today. These uses include:

  • Interior upholstery in cars
  • Floor mats
  • Constructing dashboards and armrests
  • Car body moldings
  • Anti abrasion coatings
  • Under-hood wiring and cables
  • Windshield wiper systems

Vinyl in Toys

Vinyl is used in the manufacture of many children's toys. Because it is easy to clean, cost effective, and safe for children, it is used in making many popular toys. Even if vinyl toys are put in the mouth by children, it does not pose any danger to them (attributed to vinyl). Vinyl is a flexible substance and can thus be used for various toys.

In addition to the above, Vinyl is also used in making many electronic products and as a waterproofing agent for many a product.

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