PVC Fabric is a strong synthetic fabric with an all polyester smooth PVC coating. Also known as vinyl garments, these fabrics are versatile, flexible, waterproof, durable, and preferred by most manufacturers.
These inherent properties of PVC fabrics make them popular in marine environments but not in the aerospace industry. They have several exciting properties:
The composition of PVC fabric
PVC has a strong chemical composition due to the tight bond formed between the two basic substances, chlorine and ethylene, where chlorine comes from salt and ethylene comes from crude oil.
The two chemicals combine to form dichloroethane. The resulting compound is polymerized at high temperatures. Polyvinyl chloride powder resin is formed after polymerization.
The PVC fabric is also designed in several bright colors such as red, pink, black, orange, navy blue, silver, etc. to add visual appeal to the material.
Features of PVC fabric
When it comes to the best synthetic technical fabrics, PVC fabrics are one of the most versatile. That's why they are widely used in awnings, sportswear, space vehicles, equipment, and fireproof clothing.
PVC fabrics are used in the manufacture of auto parts as well as in military advertising.
Compared to other industrial fabric types, PVC production requires less energy. This is why PVC vinyl fabrics are cost-effective.
In terms of its structure, PVC contains halogens such as fluorine and chlorine, which give it a stable amorphous structure. For the same reason, PVC is resistant to stressors such as flames, oils, and explosive chemicals.
Quality of PVC Vinyl Fabric
PVC vinyl is known for its physical structure rather than its chemical composition.
Why is it difficult for other fabrics to compete with PVC fabrics? This is because of the aforementioned chemical stability of the basic compounds in PVC. Other factors include:
Flame Retardant: PVC fabric has a high ignition temperature of 455 degrees, so it is very flame retardant.
Resistant to flammable chemicals and oils: PVC fabrics are difficult to dissolve in most organic solvents.
Chemical stability: - PVC has a stable chemical composition and zero change in molecular structure.
Moldable and Processable: Since PVC fabrics are pure polyester, it is easy to give them the desired shape. The sturdy outer surface keeps the shape bound for long periods.
Where is PVC fabric used?
PVC fabrics have a wide range of applications. The type of PVC used varies according to the requirements of different situations. These areas include:
Shipping: PVC Transportation Fabric/Lid/Sidewall.
Construction: Tarps, oil booms, commercial sewing.
Recreation/Entertainment: tents/awnings, inflatables, pool covers, boat/pontoon/ATV covers.
Athletics: exercise mats, gym equipment, and yoga mats. Gate and loading dock.
Foodservice and restaurants: patio enclosures, equipment covers.