What is uPVC

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The u in uPVC refers to the PVC being unplasticised. PVC is a rather hard and stiff polymer which makes it unsuitabe for many uses, such as bottles, packaging etc. A plasticiser is added to modify the physical properties of the polymer.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PVC and uPVC
Categories PVC uPVC
Full Name Polyvinyl chloride Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride
Uses Pipes, cable insulation, clothes, toys Window frames, plumbing and draining
Contains phthalates Yes No
Contains BPA Yes No
Properties Flexible, but durable. low cost Rigid and durable, does not flex, safe for transporting drinking water, fire-resistant, recyclable

uPVC is used for window frames, as it does not decompose, is weather-resistant, does not change shape under normal weather conditions, and is recyclable, as it can be reshaped at high temperature. uPVC windows are more energy-efficient than those with wooden or metal frames. It can also be used for door frames and conservatories.

What is uPVC