PVC is a versatile material and PVC sheets can be manufactured to meet the needs of special applications. Rigid PVC sheets can be used, for example, as cladding for walls, ceilings, skylights and partitions in the construction industry.
An important benefit is that manufacturers can incorporate special properties designed to meet custom needs by processing PVC sheet by adding other materials or otherwise. For example, they can be made resistant to chemical corrosion or translucent to let in natural light while avoiding harmful ultraviolet light.
In the following sections, we discuss some typical applications in the PVC sheet construction industry.
Wall cladding applications
Plastic wallcovering can provide beautiful interiors with suitable colors and patterns for selected themes. In places where food is prepared, stored or served, PVC sheets are ideal as they do not allow a deep accumulation of dirt (such as wood), are impervious to water and moisture and can be easily cleaned and dried.
Hygienic PVC sheets with antimicrobial properties have also been developed, according to some manufacturer claims.
Slabs with heat reflecting exteriors can reflect the sun’s heat away from the areas under the roof, creating a cooler environment. Greenhouses can have roofs with high light transmission and condensation control properties. Reinforced sheets can provide high strength and excellent insulation in critical situations. There are also lightweight sheets specially designed for high strength.
The illustrations above highlight the adaptability of plastic material to meet different roofing needs in different environments.
Skylights for large public buildings
Many modern roofs of large structures have unique characteristics, very different from conventional roofs. The architects create specially designed roofs to reflect special themes for public structures such as an Olympic stadium.
PVC sheets and composites can be custom made to provide the necessary structural strength and meet additional special requirements such as unique colors, semi-transparency to let in natural light, sound insulation and shatterproof.
Partitions in different environments.
In places with a corrosive chemical environment, ordinary partitions may require frequent replacement and may cause other problems. PVC sheets can be customized to create non-corrosive partitions with high chemical resistance and flame retardancy.
Partitions with high impact resistance or suitable for curved walls or with dark colors for hot climates are other examples of custom solutions.
PVC sheets and composites can offer the solution you want
PVC sheets acquire different types of properties when other materials are added or through particular types of processing. What we get as a result is a material that adapts to the personalized needs of the context. They are also available in attractive colors that can suit your tastes or complement a particular theme.
Another advantage is that the products can be designed for easy installation. Even DIYers can handle smaller installations.
PVC sheets can acquire many kinds of properties, such as translucency, chemical resistance, unique colors, thermal reflectivity, etc. This ability makes them ideal solutions for many applications in the construction industry. PVC sheets and compounds are widely used in ceilings, wall and wall cladding, skylights and other areas.