Some lesser known benefits of uPVC

Unplasticized poly vinyl chloride (uPVC) windows and doors became popular in the rebuilding processes around Europe throughout the Second World War. The uPVC windows and doors were a cheap and reliable material that met and excelled all of the mandatory infrastructure and safety needs at the time.

After many decades, uPVC is still the first choice material in Europe for windows and doors. They were later introduced to the American market in the 1980’s, with great success. These durable, low maintenance and energy efficient windows and doors easily withstand the extreme conditions the European and American climates throw at them, whether it is the extreme heat, cold, rain or snow.

Although uPVC has been available in Australia for many years, it is still considered a relatively new product when referring to the manufacturing of windows and doors. Awareness levels of uPVC is slowly growing throughout Australia, however, the complete benefits that this product provides are still unknown by the majority of people. Here are a few of our favourite benefits, which are not always mentioned:

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How much do you know about PVC?

I’m assuming you clicked onto this blog post as you have a certain interest in windows, but what else can PVC be used for? Did you know that jumping castles are made out of PVC? So are mouth-guards and dental retainers. What are all those vinyl records you have sitting at home made out of? You guessed it, PVC.

The facts I mentioned above aren’t that surprising when you consider that PVC is the 3rd most widely produced plastic in the whole world. First is polyethylene (PE), which is used to make plastic bags and plastic bottles. The second most produced plastic in the world is polypropylene (PP). This is used for packaging, labeling, reusable containers, stationary and textiles.

Now, why is a company that sells uPVC windows and doors talking about vinyl records and polypropylene? This blog, which was created and is run by Zenit Windows, is a space we designed to help answer our customer’s frequently asked questions. It’s also an area where we can have a little bit of fun and provide little known information about our products, the materials used in our products, or whatever else we can think of which is somewhat related to our business.

So, what’s the difference between PVC and uPVC?

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