PVC Full Form is Polyvinyl Chloride. PVC is the third most vastly produced synthetic plastic polymer. The first two are polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is available in two forms-rigid PVC or RPVC and flexible PVC. RPVC is normally used in the construction industry for pipes and various in-profile uses like windows and doors.
PVC is also termed as ‘Vinyl’ in European countries and North America. It is used in several applications including decorative sheets, flooring, artificial leather, etc. In simple terms PVC is a form of thermoplastic, which is 43% carbon and 57% chlorine. Out of these percentages, the carbon is predominantly derived from gas or oil through ethylene; and chlorine is derived from the industrial-grade salt.