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House of PVC - Episode 2: A path to innovation

In our House of PVC blog series, we take a look at the role of PVC as an indispensable and durable construction material for every modern-day home. In this second episode: PVC flooring, a path to innovation.

House of PVC - Episode 1: Lighting our homes & Wiring the world

Home is where the heart is, the old saying goes. Indeed, there’s nothing like unwinding in the comfort of your own home after a long, busy day. But did you ever think about how PVC helps keep your home so comfortable, cozy, warm and connected?

Vynova Research Highlights Impressive Longevity of PVC Pipes

PVC pipes have been used to establish safe drinking water systems since the 1930s and most of these are still in use. In addition to their long expected lifespan – in excess of 100 years – recent research conducted by Vynova has demonstrated that PVC pipes are highly suited for mechanical recycling.

Innovations in PVC: Solar Roofing Membrane

The flat roofs of commercial buildings and apartment blocks have historically been notorious for water problems. No roof is ever completely flat, causing water to pond in certain areas. Eventually this water finds its way through to the building below. Concrete is actually a permeable material, so the last line of defence is the roof sheeting chosen to seal the roof. PVC was first introduced as a roofing membrane in the1960s, and has become a material of choice in the industry due to its durability and resistance to leaks.

Innovations in PVC: Transparent Pipes for Biofuel Production

Although it may be hard to believe, biofuels have been around for as long as the automobile. Original diesel engine designs were built on the principle of using peanut oil as a fuel source. Henry Ford actually intended to use ethanol as a fuel, but the rise in availability of fossil fuels at low costs led to their dominance as a fuel source. 

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