'PVC' stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride, a chemical compound of chlorine, carbon and hydrogen. PVC is derived from petroleum, or natural gas and common salt. The 'U' stands for 'unplasticised', (or 'unmodified'). It means that the material has not had chemicals called plasticisers added to it to soften it.
EASY TO CLEAN = LOW MAINTENANCE
Its closed, smooth surface means that uPVC-U is extremely easy to clean using a gentle household detergent dissolved in water. This also means that the product is virtually dirt resistant because there are no pores which can be filled with dirt.
MAINTENANCE-FRIENDLY LONG LIFE
Does not need to be painted and built to last.
Its ability to be welded means that this material offers window manufacturers the opportunity to install high productivity automated manufacturing systems: a whole window can be welded together in just a few minutes.
EXCELLENT WEATHER PERFORMANCE
uPVC is not subject to rusting or rotting. In harsher climates such as coastal and snow areas, the benefits of uPVC are particularly applicable.
The combination of the uPVC material, the double-glazed sealed glass unit and the excellent system design, ensure superb acoustic insulation. Our uPVC doors and windows will provide maximum acoustic insulation: various glass thicknesses can be fitted.
The windows and doors, in combination with security glass and hardware, form a difficult obstacle for the potential burglar to overcome.
There is no bacteriological development on uPVC which makes it an ideal material for use within hospitals, food industry, etc.
Like wood, uPVC is a good insulator. Its coefficient of heat conductivity is actually slightly lower than wood.
RESISTANCE TO MOST CHEMICAL PRODUCTS
The list of chemical products that uPVC is able to resist is very long and can be obtained on request.
uPVC burns when subjected to flame, but does not burn by itself; the product extinguishes immediately when the external flame source is removed.