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January 19, 2016


GEON® PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride Type 1, Grade 1)

This material has been successfully used for over 30 years in such areas as chemical processing, waste and wastewater treatment, industrial plating and deionized water lines and is the most frequently specified of all thermoplastic materials. PVC provides excellent chemical resistance to a wide variety of acids, alkalies, salt solutions and many other chemicals. It is attacked, however, by some solvents, aromatics and chlorinated organic compounds. The maximum service temperature of PVC is 140°F (60°C). Plast-O-Matic uses 100% Geon brand PVC in the manufacture of its products.

PVC is joined by solvent cementing, threading or flanging.

  • Please click here for chemical resistance information specific to Geon PVC.
    (Acrobat “PDF” document prepared by Geon. Plast-O-Matic does not guarantee chemical compatibility; end user is responsible for ultimate determination of chemical compatibility. It is important to note that any information obtained should be used only as a guide. In many cases a physical test of the material under operating conditions is the only way to ensure the success of a particular material for that application.)