uPVC stands for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. uPVC is used commonly 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 or what’s commonly known as PVC is used often in building works and is a lightweight material. PVC is more flexible and softer by 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 more softer and is better used in building components and pipes.
Can I recycle PVC?
Yes, you can recycle PVC. Thanks to its durability PVC (polyvinyl chloride) can easily be recycled. It can be reduced to polymer at high temperatures which are then reused in other products.
How do you dispose of PVC?
uPVC recycling is the first choice as this is environmentally friendly. The only other alternatives are incineration which produces toxic gases if not filtered or burying in landfill sites.
The Recyclability of UPVC
It has long been a common practice to recover and recycle factory waste or off-cuts. Our company wants to continue these efforts by giving businesses a chance to make good use of their waste. 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 virgin polymer to produce long-life products.
Economic and Environmental Benefits
The primary aim of plastic recycling is to elicit a net environmental benefit through 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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