Manufacture of PVC

Title Page
History of PVC
Manufacture of PVC
Producing Chlorine
Producing Ethelyne
Producing PVC
Producing VCM
Disposing of PVC

PVC is the second largest commodity plastic after polyethylene with world production currently over 18 million tonnes a year.

The chemical process for making PVC involves three steps: first, production of the monomer, vinyl chloride; then the linking of these monomer units in a polymerisation process; and finally the blending of the polymer with additives.

The Production Process of PVC
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