Description & Properties of CPVC
Many people know of PVC; but what is CPVC? CPVC is related to PVC, and are similar in a few ways, but should not be used interchangeably. CPVC is altered by a chlorination reaction that increases the chlorine content of the material.
This change to the material allows it to withstand a wider range of temperatures. Where PVC has a limit of 140° F, the CPVC can withstand temperatures up to 200° F allowing for a wider range of field applications.
- Typically comes in a light grey color
- Suitable for hot water applications
- Cost for CPVC is more that regular PVC, but still cost effective overall
- We advise to check our free plastics handbook to check for specific chemical comparability
- Along with PVC, CPVC is susceptible to stress cracking
- Good Insulation properties
- Good resistance to corrosion and deposits
- Material is widely available in large selection of sizes to offer more design possibilities
- Chlorine and chloramine resistance