What is it?
UPVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is a plastic polymer that is used to build everything from pipes to windows. This comes from PVC, which consists of vinyl chloride combined with plastic materials. This combination creates a resin and when it hardens, it becomes rigid. The main difference between uPVC and PVC is in their rigidity, with uPVC being a much less flexible material than PVC.
UPVC is very important because it has many positive properties:
- It is a light material relative to its rigidity and resistance.
- Highly resistant.
- Inert and harmless.
- Does not spread flames, self-extinguishing.
- Thermal insulator.
- Acoustic insulator.
- Electrical insulator.
- It is malleable and easily extruded, thermoformed and molded.
- During its use, it is sustainable on two sides: the first, due to its long useful life, and the second because of its high efficiency in saving energy costs that are made to condition homes due to its efficient thermal insulation.
- At the end of its long useful life, all its components can be 100% recycled.
The continuous improvements of this element have turned uPVC windows into high-tech construction elements, conquering the market due to the decisive advantages for professionals in the sector, such as the high performance of insulation, durability and for being adaptable to any style.
This is why our windows are built with nearly indestructible UPVC extrusions, they will outlast any standard wood, steel, or aluminum window by years.
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