Polyvinyl Chloride, also known as PVC, is a rigid plastic material that is used in many housing and building applications. The most common uses of PVC is for water piping, electric cables, vinyl siding, signs, and clothing. PVC is a thermoplastic polymer, which means that is becomes malleable when heated. Thermoplastics, such as PVC, are manufactured into products through molding, either injection, extrusion, or compression molding. PVC is relatively inexpensive to produce and has high strength and durability properties. Many design applications that involve PVC require material property testing to determine mechanical properties such as yield strength, Young's modulus, flexural strength, compression strength, and surface resistance of PVC materials. Standard testing procedures by organizations such as ASTM and ISO are commonly used as guidelines for mechanical strength testing of PVC materials. TestResources provides testing machines and equipment for tensile, bend, compression, adhesion, dynamic, fatigue and creep testing of PVC. TestResources modular test equipment is configured by our applications engineer to match your specific material, sample type and test method. Our product line includes a wide variety of test machines, test software, grips, test fixtures, extensometers, sample preparation aids, and environmental chambers. Call today to speak directly with an applications engineer. PVC Standards from ASTM and ISO ASTM and ISO a many standard testing procedures to determine the tensile, bend, compression, adhesion, dynamic, fatigue and creep properties of plastics, such as PVC.

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