What is CPVC?
CPVC full form stands for Chlorinated polyvinyl Chloride which is manufactured by chlorination of PVC polymer. When PVC is chlorinated, it develops some unique properties such as flexibility and to sustain high temperatures.
CPVC are resistant to many acids, bases, alcohol etc. These are generally used to carry high temperature liquids.
What is UPVC?
UPVC full form stands for Un-plasticized polyvinyl chloride. Generally plasticizer are added to PVC in-order to reduce the rigidity. But incase of UPVC , has no plasticizer in it thus makes them rigid.
UPVC are hard wearing material and resistance to various chemicals, resistance to atmospheric moisture.
UPVC are not bendable and high durability, fire resistance and recyclability.
Difference Between CPVC vs UPVC
|CPVC Composed of plasticizers (Chlorination)||UPVC does not contain any Plasticizers|
|CPVC are bendable||UPVC are not bendable|
|CPVC are flexible||UPVC are rigid|
|CPVC can carry high temperature liquids||UPVC can not carry high temperature liquids.|
|CPVC are used for drinking water transmission||UPVC are used for waste(kitchen, bathroom)Transmission.|
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