Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a chlorinated hydrocarbon polymer produced commercially from vinyl chloride monomer (CH2=CHCl) by free radical polymerization in an aqueous suspension process.
OxyVinyls offers a full product line of PVC resins suitable for most vinyl production applications and maintains the highest quality standards in its manufacturing plants, all of which are ISO 9002 certified. Its reliable manufacturing operations lead the industry with an integrated raw material position. The resulting low-cost production position enables us to supply customers consistently, even through major swings in the commodity business cycle.
All products are manufactured under stringent safety and environmental standards and guidelines.
PVC products from OxyVinyls are available as a dry powder in bulk (railcars and bulk trucks) and packaged in bags. Export shipments can be in bags, bulk bags, and other semi-bulk packages.
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Vinyl Chloride Monomer
Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) is the key chemical precursor to PVC. It is produced commercially by combining a hydrocarbon feedstock; namely ethylene, obtained by cracking natural gas or petroleum, with elemental chlorine.
Chlorine is derived from brine – a solution of common salt and water. Since both raw materials are inexpensive, readily available commodities, PVC is less sensitive to fluctuations in the world oil market compared to other polymers. Chlorine also has excellent inherent flame-retardant properties that are directly passed on to vinyl end-products such as electrical conduit and wiring that require high resistance to flame.
OxyVinyls offers VCM as a commodity sold in large, commercial quantities for PVC manufacturing.
Balanced VCM Process
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OxyVinyls offers a complete line of catalyst products for the manufacture of EDC and VCM.
These products include catalysts for oxychlorination, acetylene hydrogenation and catalytic oxidation (used in the OxyVinyls Catoxid® process). OxyVinyls’ oxychlorination catalyst represents the most efficient and user-friendly product available.
Our catalyst products are available through our Technology and Licensing department to approved producers only.
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