Physical properties :

PVC is a thermoplastic polymer. Its properties for PVC are usually characterized based on rigid and elastic PVCs.

Property

Rigid PVC

Flexible PVC

Density [g/cm3]

1.3–1.45

1.1–1.35

Thermal conductivity [W/(m·K)]

0.14–0.28

0.14–0.17

Yield strength [psi]

4500 - 8700

1450 - 3600

Young's modulus [psi]

490,000

Flexural strength (yield) [psi]

10,500

Compression strength [psi]

9500

Coefficient of thermal expansion (linear)
[mm/(mm °C)]

5×10−5

Vicat B [°C]

65–100

Not recommended

Resistivity [Ω m]

1016

1012–1015

Surface resistivity [Ω]

1013–1014

1011–1012