Your Complete Guide to Vinyl Applications
If you look at Gellner Industrial’s website, you’ll see all of the many uses for our world famous acrylic polymers. Among them are extensive vinyl applications. You see, Gellner Industrial’s acrylic polymers create a perfect coating for almost any vinyl product. Our acrylic polymers create an unheard of adhesion to vinyl with their high alkali resistance. Additionally, one of our other renowned products, high-quality (printing) inks also work well on many vinyl substrates.
Our acrylic polymers boast more features than those found almost anywhere else. They display super adhesion to vinyl, a low moisture transmission rate, resistance to acids/alkalis, excellent abrasion properties and stain and corrosion resistance.
So you can see that our acrylic polymers obviously work well with a number of vinyl applications, but what exactly does the phrase “vinyl applications” entail? Well, it simply includes all the various uses of vinyl, which we will break down in this informative blog post. The basic uses include: construction, water infrastructure, electronics, medical capacities, packaging and transportation.
Regarding construction, vinyl is essential in the industry and accompanying processes. Vinyl used in infrastructure plastic applications accounts for 75 percent of the PVC piping in construction. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and vinyl obviously plays an instrumental part in the substance.
Vinyl is also instrumental in terms of water infrastructure. It is used in such settings as drains, waste, vents, cold water delivery systems and more. Specifically, CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) pipe is used in water systems, most often, sewers and other waste management processes. Not the most lovely of subjects, but very important. Vinyl piping lends a hand in extremely important waste management systems and a lack of it can create disasters. For example, 2.6 million gallons of water are lost annually in America due to poor piping. With better piping, that water could go to systems and people that really need it.
Vinyl is also really important when it comes to electronics. Vinyl is used as wire/cable insulation and jacketing. Furthermore, rigid nonmetallic conduit/cable management accounts for a lot of what is used regarding vinyl electronics. 60 percent of all wires/cables used for electronic purposes use vinyl. As the featured image suggests, this includes vinyl records, man!
Vinyl has also been used for medical applications for almost 50 years. Vinyl is used in blood/intravenous bags, kidney dialysis, blood transfusions, cardiac catheters and endotracheal tubes. Additionally, vinyl is approved by the FDA to be used in medical settings.
Vinyl can also be utilized for packaging needs. Vinyl is used to package: electronics, personal care products, liquids, toys, food, healthcare devices, medicine and household goods. Vinyl in a more flexible form is especially useful. It’s utilized to create: food wrap, jar lids, shrink-wrap, tamper-proof enclosures and can linings.
Lastly, vinyl plays a big role in the huge industry of transportation. Vinyl is used in all modes of transportation- cars, planes, trains and buses. Specifically, it is a part of body side moldings, upholstery and flooring, abrasion coatings, floor mats, windshields, electrical wiring, sealants, dashboards and more.
In summation, vinyl is a huge part of almost every industry and here at Gellner Industrial, we are happy to have a hand in making those systems more reliable and of a higher quality. For all your vinyl (coating) needs, look no further than Gellner Industrial.