Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Full Name
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl chloride is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene.

PVC is a polymer with good insulation properties, but because of its higher polar nature the electrical insulating property is inferior to non polar polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene.

Since the dielectric constant, dielectric loss tangent value, and volume resistivity are high, the corona resistance is not very good, and it is generally suitable for medium or low voltage and low frequency insulation materials.

1.20 - 1.42 g/cc
Tensile Strength, Yield
10 - 52 MPa
Dielectric Constant
Dielectric Strength
21.4 kV/mm
CTE, linear
57 - 65 µm/m-°C
Flammability, UL94