Additives: Stabilisers, plasticisers and others
“Stabilisers” enhance the heat stability in moulding and heating operations. “Plasticisers” confer flexibility and certain other product qualities. “Antioxidants” and “UV absorbents” prevent quality deterioration during use of plastic products, and “lubricants”, “pigments” and “fillers” give additional properties to plastic products.
After addition of these various additives, PVC is converted into mainly durable products such as pipes for water supplies and sewers, electric cable coverings and construction materials, leisure goods, packaging and medical devices, which have long been used as important materials supporting our society and daily life.