uPVC stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. uPVC is commonly used in creating window and door frames for double glazing. uPVC is also used for making pipes.
What is the difference between uPVC and PVC?
Polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC, is often used in building works and is a lightweight material. PVC is more flexible and softer than the introduction in the manufacturing process of plasticizers. Without plasticizers added, the material is known as unplasticized polyvinyl chloride or uPVC and is used in door or window frames as its more rigid.
Which is better, uPVC or PVC?
Both have different uses based on their relevant properties. uPVC is much more rigid and better for making window frames and doors. PVC is flexible and softer and is better used in building components and pipes.
Can I recycle PVC?
Yes, you can recycle PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) can easily be recycled thanks to its durability. PVC is reduced to polymer at high temperatures and reused in other products.
How do you dispose of PVC?
uPVC recycling is the first choice as this is environmentally friendly. The only alternatives are incineration which produces toxic gases if not filtered or burying in landfill sites.
The recyclability of uPVC
Recovering and recycling factory waste or off-cuts has long been a common practice. Our company wants to continue these efforts by allowing businesses to use their waste well. Reclamet picks up your uPVC for recycling and disposes of it for you without sending it off to landfills. Upon collection, uPVC materials are mixed with a virgin polymer to produce long-life products.
Economic and environmental benefits
The primary aim of plastic recycling is to elicit a net environmental benefit by reducing the use of primary resources as well as diverting resources from landfill. Investing in proper metal waste disposal attracts customers with a green conscience, and they are more likely to support your business.
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