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polyvinyl chloride; a synthetic thermoplastic material made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. The properties depend on the added plasticizer. The flexible forms are used in hosepipes, insulation, shoes, garments, etc. Rigid PVC is used for moulded articles
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How to use PVC in a sentence
He saw a chain barrier covered with PVC piping that the Jeep had apparently struck and damaged before becoming stuck.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’|Michael Daly|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For smaller volumes, Kaijser said, the differential between wood and PVC is about 10 percent.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“If you do the math, it is like 150,000 tons of PVC plastic,” said Kaijser.Wood Cards Are a Green Alternative to the Classic Plastic Gift Card|Daniel Gross|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Scientific definitions for PVC
See polyvinyl chloride.
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