PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is widely used with electrical cables to provide insulation and protection in different environments.
The two in-house PVC sleeving extrusion lines at Hilltop Products are running every day in order to service numerous customer orders. This helps us to supply tubing to companies in a variety of different industries all around the world on a regular basis.
Hilltop stocks a wide variety of PVC sleeving products, available to browse on the website. The range includes clear PVC, green/yellow earthing sleeving and other sleeves in various sizes. To discuss your needs please speak to a member of the sales team today. Call: 01942 723 101.
PVC sleeving uses
PVC sleeving is highly versatile and can be used in dozens of different applications, including in automotive and marine cable harnesses and for wire bundling in buildings. It can also be used in manufacturing and in some more specialist applications like lab equipment.
The material is durable, flexible and it has good dielectric strength, so it is perfect for wiring and cable applications. It provides reliable protection for wiring, assemblies, cables and other components that could be damaged by movement, weather, fire, chemicals and other hazards.
Installers, members of staff and members of the public will be protected by the material’s strong insulating properties and, because PVC has a long service life, the required maintenance is low.
PVC is a reinforced thermoplastic material. It started to replace rubber in the 1950s and is now widely used for insulation and sheathing in many domestic and non-domestic environments.
Although no cabling material can ever be said to be universal, PVC is one of the products that comes closest, thanks to its versatility and potential for material modification. One of the key advantages of PVC over other materials is that it is kink resistant. It is also odourless and tasteless, which means it can be used in medical settings, and in food and drink processing.
Professionals routinely use PVC sleeving in laboratories, chemical and pharmaceutical processing. It can also be used in industrial settings, in leisure pool maintenance and in automotive, appliance and equipment manufacturing.
Because it is low cost and available in many different colours, PVC sleeving can also be used for cable identification in things like cable harnesses and engines.
When specifying projects, it is important to think carefully about the intended uses and whether PVC will be suitable. Things to consider include the temperatures involved, if there are any pressure specifications and any potential hazards in the environment. If the project involves the transfer of fluids, then you may also need to consider the potential for leaching and protection qualities.
If you have any questions about your specific product, you can speak to a member of the Hilltop Products sales team for advice. Call: 01942 723 101.