PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride (VCM).
PVC is used in construction (window profiles, doors, shutters, irrigation and waste water pipes, walls, floor and roof coating materials), because it is cheaper and stronger than more traditional alternatives such as copper, iron and wood.
It is also used in electrical cable insulation, inflatable products and many applications in which it replaces rubber.
PP - Polypropylene
Polypropylene (PP) also known as polypropene is a thermoplastic polymer. PP is strong and has a high melting point making it good for hot-fill liquids.
This resin is found in flexible and rigid packaging. PP`s major uses are in fibers, appliances and consumer products, including durable applications such as automotive and carpeting.
Polypropylene (PP) made from the monomer propylene, it is rugged and unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids.
PE - Polyethylene
Polyethylene (PE) is produced by polymerization of the ethylene monomer.
Good resistance to external conditions and moisture, elasticity, poor mechanical strength and superior chemical resistance can be considered as general characteristics.
Common use areas of PE are in production of containers, boxes, utensils, plates, pipes and tubes, toys, insulation layers of cables and packaging films.
Based on density and chemical properties, Polyethylene (PE) can be classified as HDPE, MDPE, LDPE and LLDPE.
PS - Polystyrene
Polystyrene (PS), obtained by polymerization of styrene monomer is a thermoplastic with a wide range of applications.
Based on processing of Polystyrene (PS), classification can be done as Anti-shock (HIPS), Crystal (GPPS) and Foam (EPS).
With easy and economic processing of polystyrene, it can be used instead of paper, wood and metals in many different industry applications such as film, sheet, paper and fabric coverings, foam insulation boards, lighting fixtures, fridge-washing machine parts, battery boxes, radio and television boxes, toys and household goods.