Plastic Machining with CPVC Plastic

Pete Poodiack, VP of Sales and Marketing at Controlled Fluidics, talks about CPVC plastic and what makes it a popular material for plastic machining and fabrication.

CPVC is short for Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride. It’s a chlorinated version of polyvinyl chloride. To make it easy, at Controlled Fluidsics and throughout the rest of the plastics manufacturing industry, we call this material CPVC.

So what are the advantages of CPVC? Well, it’s great for applications that require chemical inertness and heat exposure. This material has high heat distortion temperatures, and it can withstand functional temperatures of up to 200 degrees F. On top of that, it boasts both good flame and smoke properties. It’s also very resistant to corrosive chemicals.

At Controlled Fluidics, the most common CPVC applications we tend to see include hot water transportation and industrial liquid handling. It’s ideal for pipe fittings, valves, and ducts in these environments.

CPVC usually comes in light yellow or light grey.

This only covers the basics. Learn more about CPVC Plastic on our materials page.