Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the 3rd most extensively manufactured synthetic plastic polymer in the world. PVC can be used in two fundamental forms: rigid and flexible. In its rigid form, PVC is used for a multitude of purposes from construction to non-food packaging. When PVC has to be in a flexible form, plasticisers are added to make the PVC more flexible and softer. The flexible PVC is then used for purposes like electrical cable insulation, plumbing and other applications where it substitutes rubber. Rigid PVC and flexible PVC differ in properties like density, thermal conductivity and resistivity.
Although PVC has good insulation properties, it should not be used to insulate high voltage materials as it has a high polar nature. Instead, PVC is generally suited for insulating low or medium voltage materials. The material is inherently resistant to processes like abrasion, chemical rotting and corrosion, making it a popular choice for products that are required to have a long lifespan. While PVC may burn when exposed to fire, it is difficult to ignite and does not produce much heat, significantly reducing the possibility of the fire spreading. Furthermore, PVC is self-extinguishing and will stop burning once the source of ignition is removed. Due to its ability to withstand rigorous conditions and non-existent electrical conductivity, PVC is a standard material used in electrical cables and wiring. PVC flexible cables in Singapore such as the H05V-K, H07V-K, FLEX-JZ and LIYCY cables have been tested extensively to ensure that it fulfils the international regulations required.
Information about our PVC flexible cables (specifically the H05V-K, H07V-K, FLEX-JZ and LIYCY cables)
The PVC Flexible Switchboard Cable 300/ 500V (H05V-K Cable) single-core power cables have a flexible conductor that can be used for internal wiring. The PVC Flexible Switchboard Cable 450/ 750V (H07V-K) is a single-core power cable with a flexible conductor and is used for general purposes. The PVC Control Flexible Cable 300/ 500V (FLEX-JZ Cable) is a multi-conductor power and control cable that can be used in assembly and production lines, machine tool manufacturing and plant engineering. The PVC Braided Screen Cable 300/ 500V (LIYCY) are connecting cables used in controlling, measuring and signalling technology, office technology and data processing.
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