Vynova is a key manufacturer of ethylene dichloride (EDC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), two essential building blocks for the production of PVC.
EDC or 1,2-dichloroethane is primarily used to manufacture VCM, which is the key precursor to PVC. As essential intermediates in the vinyls chain, both chemicals play an important role in the development of new resin grades to meet the growing number of applications of PVC.
In addition, EDC serves in the manufacture of a wide range of chlorinated solvents and ethyleneamines which are used in a variety of industrial and consumer products.
Vynova has integrated vinyls manufacturing operations as well as an extensive supply chain to ensure a safe and reliable supply of EDC and VCM.
Two world-scale manufacturing plants located close to major European ports, allowing easy access to key markets.
Dedicated product management and customer service teams committed to building strong supplier-customer partnerships.
Extensive and modern supply chain infrastructure that provides our customers with terminal access and ship loading capability for both EDC and VCM.
Experienced technology teams dedicated to ensuring the reliability of our operations and the quality of our products.
Vynova uses suspension polymerisation processes to yield a variety of PVC molecular weights and porosities recommended and suitable for a wide range of manufacturing applications. PVC resins are produced from vinyl chloride monomers which will create a coarse powder resistant to degradation and oxidation and features an extended storage life.
The popularity of PVC is due to its low cost and high tensile strength making it a premium choice for consumer products. Rigid PVC is common for many load bearing and weather resistance applications, while flexible PVCs have service where pliability is required such as medical devices and electrical insulation.
With viscosity K-Values ranging from 57 to 71 for multiple end-use applications, our unmodified PVC products are reformed with the incorporation of additives such as plasticisers, UV stabilisers, pigmentation, and thermal or impact modifiers. The resulting range of finished products extends from films and pipes to flooring and window profiles.
Manufacturing production processes can include: injection moulding of die-cast products such as pipe fittings, keyboards, and computer housings; plastic extrusion of continuous profile products such as furniture and window profiles and plastic pipe; calendering processes for polymer film or sheet; blow moulding production of general purpose and food-grade bottles.
For decades PVC has been widely used for building and construction applications due to the product’s safe and non-toxic health standards. Additionally, PVC is a cost-effective substitute replacing conventional building materials such as wood, clay, concrete, and metals in many architectural products and construction materials.
The versatility of PVC and it exceptional record of performance can be attributed to many properties inherent to PVC – it is lightweight, yet strong; durable and resistant to rotting, weathering, and corrosion; and PVC is one of the easiest installation materials available – being easily shaped, cut, joined or welded into a wide variety of attractive products.
The automotive industry has embraced PVC as a product that promotes the appearance and longevity of vehicles. The applications are considerable - from door panels and dashboards to underbody coatings and exterior body parts. PVC’s shock-absorbing and sound-dampening properties are noted for saving lives and reducing interior noise.
Possessing a wide range of adjustable material properties to fit a wide range of automobile price/performance models, PVCs decreased weight over metal means automobile components that are lighter, allowing vehicle owners a reduction in fuel costs. Today’s PVCs offer consumers more affordable vehicles and a wide range of attractive styling.
Modern healthcare systems employ PVC or vinyl to guarantee the high demands of performance and quality in the medical professions and its regulatory agencies. From the production of non-breakable containers such as blood bags to flexible medical tubing, PVC meets the rigid requirements of toughness, clarity, and suitability for sterilisation.
As a replacement for natural rubber, metal, and glass, PVC medical devices have proven to be revolutionary to the improvement of medical safety by reducing infections that were common with reusable devices. Disposable PVC medical devices have eliminated traditional requirements of cleaning and sterilization of previously used medical devices.
PVC has properties that make it a superior material for both flexible and rigid packaging applications. Not only does it remain physically stable under normal use conditions, it is also resistant to chemical, oil, and grease infiltration. As a common packaging material PVC is resilient to impact and boasts exceptional clarity.
PVC has diverse food packaging applications because it offers good barrier properties, preserving taste and quality. Applications include containers, trays, bottles, can linings, and flexible film. The dry goods consumer market sector also employs PVC packaging for its tamper resistance and transparency, with applications for blister packaging for electronics.
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Please note that we do not offer ethylene dichloride (EDC) or vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) in packaged form. The only shipment mode we apply for overseas shipments is bulk in vessels, with typical quantities of 5,000 tonnes.
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