What are PVC Door and Window Systems?
One of the indispensable items of daily life is undoubtedly polymer. PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) is an important member of this huge family of polymers and is a modern synthetic (artificial) material. Produced from two natural resources, oil and salt, PVC was one of the first commercially developed plastics.
Today, PVC, from children's toys to water collection and distribution pipes, bottle and bag making, various sports equipment, car upholstery and wiper systems, window profiles, batteries, electrical insulating materials, cables, credit cards, food containers, blood bags, serum tubes, It has a wide range of applications in our modern life, from medical materials such as surgical gloves and heart catheters to many different applications.
Features of PVC Door and Window Systems
The main features of PVC are widely used in all areas of our lives and window profiles.
Robustness and lightness: PVC material is more durable and functional compared to wood and aluminum materials used in window profile and door production. Abrasion resistance, lightness and good mechanical strength and toughness of PVC are very important technical advantages in its use in building and construction applications.
Fire resistance: PVC naturally catches fire due to the fact that it carries chlorine atoms in the polymer chain, that is, its flammability temperature is high. Combustion stops immediately when the heat source is removed. This feature allows PVC to be used for windows, doors, coatings, etc. makes it particularly suitable for applications. However, wood material burns easily and carries flame.
Longevity: Before obtaining products from PVC material, PVC is combined with a number of special additives. Additives determine the mechanical properties, brightness, weather resistance, color, clarity and electrical properties of the product.
PVC is resistant to weather conditions, chemical rot, corrosion, shock and abrasion. For this reason, it is the reason of customers' preference in outdoor products and in places where many different longevity is desired. For example, it is estimated that 75% of PVC pipes will have a life span of more than 40 years (it will have the potential to increase to 100 years). In other applications, such as window profiles and cable insulation, studies have shown that over 60% of them have a life span of more than 40 years. Wood is short-lived.
Economics: The lightness, robustness and design flexibility of PVC provides price advantages in many applications. PVC components used in construction offer excellent price / performance advantages. PVC does not require maintenance and painting, which is the definite need for wood. PVC is durable, very suitable for long-term and maintenance-free applications. Construction and usage cost of PVC is lower than aluminum and wood.
Environmentally friendly: In the evaluations and independent studies that take into account the life cycle from the production until the extinction and the degree of the environmental impact during this cycle, the effect of PVC on the environment was found to be positive compared to other materials used in window profile and door production. All materials produced from PVC, which is a recyclable material and which do not have / remain in use, are re-shaped and transformed into products.
Good insulation: The heat transmission coefficient of PVC material is better, that is, lower compared to wood and aluminum materials used in window profile and door production. Therefore, PVC is the best material used in window profile and door production in terms of heat saving. Besides heat, PVC is a real insulation material against sound, moisture and similar external influences.
Versatility: The physical properties of PVC provide designers with a high degree of freedom when designing. For this reason, PVC is used extensively in the construction, packaging, medicine, electrical, electronic, automotive sectors for short, in all areas of our lives.
Reusability: Construction materials such as pipes, window profiles and floor coverings can be reused at the end of their lives. With this feature, PVC provides significant benefits in terms of environment and economy.