PVC Tubing, Rods, and Sheets
PVC – also referred to as polyvinyl chloride or vinyl – is known for its chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, dimensional stability, mechanical strength and self-extinguishing flame characteristics. It is typically formulated in two basic types, rigid pvc tubing and flexible pvc tubing.
Because of its high chemical resistance and durability, rigid PVC tubing is often used in plumbing or liquid handling applications. Flexible PVC tubing, in sheet form, has a variety of quite different uses, ranging from welding curtains to packaging. Flexible PVC tubing is used extensively in medical and scientific applications. In large diameters, it can be inner-braided to add additional strength and dimensional stability for higher operating pressures. Foam PVC tubing, which is much lighter then standard PVC tubing sheets, is available in a variety of colors and thicknesses and is used extensively in advertising or display applications.
Typical PVC Applications
Rigid PVC Tubing Applications:
- Pipes and fittings
- Fume hoods
- Medical components
- Wall and floor coverings
Flexible PVC Tubing Applications:
- Welding curtains
- Garage door weather barriers
- Flexible partitions
- Medical and scientific
- Sun visors
Foam PVC Sheet Applications:
- POP displays
PVC Ordering Options
Midland stocks rigid PVC tubing in two primary types, Type I and Type II; Type II is formulated for higher impact applications.
Type I PVC is available in sheets, rods and tubing (piping) shapes.
Foam PVC tubing is available in sheet only.
Sizes – Thicknesses range from 1/16-inch to 4 inches. Depending on thickness and color, linear dimensions range from 48 by 96 inches to 60 by 120 inches. Foam PVC sheet is available in thicknesses from 1mm to 25mm.
Colors – Gray is standard. Some sizes are available in white, blue and gray. Foam PVC sheet is available in a variety of colors.
Sizes – Diameters from ¼-inch to 16 inches.
Colors – Standard color is gray, but 10 different colors are also available.
Sizes – Standard nominal sizes range from 1/8-inch to 24 inches. Pipe generally is classified under “schedule” dimensions, referring to wall thicknesses. Midland carries Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 in stock.
Profiles – Square bar, U-channel, angle, rectangle and square tube
Flexible PVC Tubing
Midland stocks flexible PVC tubing in rolls and tubing. Please contact us for information regarding available sizes and colors.