polyvinyl chloride


Definition of polyvinyl chloride

: a polymer of vinyl chloride used especially for electrical insulation, films, and pipes abbreviation PVC

Examples of polyvinyl chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soaker hoses can be made from recycled rubber, polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or vinyl. James Fitzgerald, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2022 Jewelry makers end up using various heavy metals and polyvinyl chloride—which may be a carcinogen—among other compounds. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 7 July 2022 The plants make polyvinyl chloride, better known as PVC, and petrochemicals used in construction, packaging and other goods. Kathleen Flynn, ProPublica, 20 May 2022 Ideally, your projector projects images onto a screen (usually made of polyvinyl chloride or some kind of fabric), very much like a movie theater. Parker Hall, Wired, 8 June 2022 Many are not recyclable due to a material called polyvinyl chloride, otherwise known as PVC, a plastic that you’ve likely seen in pipes at Home Depot but can also be found in many of these flexible pool accessories. Sunset Magazine, 1 June 2022 The Ta’ziz facility will produce chemicals such as chlor-alkali, ethylene dichloride and polyvinyl chloride, the partners said on Tuesday. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 In the past year, the price of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which is elemental to pressing records, jumped by nearly 50%. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2022 Dating back to Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph, the etched discs of polyvinyl chloride plastic became ubiquitous in the early 20th century. Scott Nover, Quartz, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of polyvinyl chloride

1930, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Polyvinyl chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyvinyl%20chloride. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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