Soft PVC and hard PVC are two general forms of PVC plastic, they are used in manufacturing different products based on their physical properties and features. A kind of thermoplastic polymer, PVC is largely used in the clothing sector because of its durability. Our PVC labels are made of soft PVC. Hard PVC accounts for about 2/3 of the market, and soft PVC accounts for 1/3.
What’s the difference between a Soft PVC and hard PVC?
Soft PVC has a plasticiSer added to them, while hard ones have little to none. It has good flexibility. This plasticizer makes the PVC resin softer, which means it’s soft and supple in comparison.
Hard PVC stronger thermal, mechanical, and chemical resistivity. Hard PVC is denser and harder, which makes them strong and durable. It can be preserved for a longer period of time, making it useful for many products. On the other hand, are more diverse in their uses. Soft PVC generally has less utility because it cannot be preserved for a long time due to the excessive application of softeners.
The Uses of Soft PVC and hard PVC:
Soft PVC is used on the surface of floors, ceilings, and leather. Since soft PVC contains softeners, it tends to become brittle and difficult to store. So its use range is limited.
Hard PVC does not contain softeners, so it has good flexibility, easy molding, is not brittle, non-toxic, and non-polluting, and has a long storage time. Therefore, it has great development and application value.
The essence of PVC is a vacuum-absorbing film, which is used for surface packaging of various types of panels. Therefore, it is also known as a decorative film, attached film, and is used in building materials, packaging, medicine and many other industries. Among them, the building materials industry accounts for the largest proportion, which is 60%, followed by the packaging industry, as well as other small-scale applications.