PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride, is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world and makes up a large number of the objects we use on a daily basis.

It is in fact an extremely versatile and resistant substance that holds two great qualities: it is cheap and sustainable.

One of its most useful properties is that it tends to absorb little moisture and water, and is also fire resistant. It also has a high electrical insulation capacity, and counteracts the action of acids very well.

PVC is therefore a very safe and durable material. All these characteristics, together with its cost-effectiveness, make it currently also one of the preferred choices in the building and furnishing of houses and workplaces.



Moreover, being a material composed of natural substances, the production of PVC uses fewer non-renewable raw materials and less energy, making this particular plastic sustainable.

It is also perfectly recyclable. Once separated, sorted and compacted, PVC can be sent to industrial plants and the material, in the form of a compound, can be reused to produce new items such as membranes, speed bumps, garden hoses, shoe soles and much more.

First of all, recycling allows costs to be reduced by an average of 57% compared to landfill disposal, while on the environmental side, the volumes recycled to date have avoided the emission of more than 2,500 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

When processing PVC and especially recycled PVC, it is important to implement proper protection against possible thermal degradation of the material during the process and oxidative degradation during the life of the product.

VIBA in this regard recommends its own VIBATAN PVC ANTIOX A0301, a dispersion of a special phenolic antioxidant in plasticised polyvinyl chloride, free of fillers, waxes or other lubricants.


It is however possible to ask for further detailed information by contacting our Technical Department.