One can say, the invention of vinyl is nothing but game-changing because of what it can do and its amazing quality to stay in original quality for years.
Vinyl is manufactured when a colourless chemical intermediate, a monomer, is converted to the polymer polyvinyl chloride (the plastic product we call PVC or vinyl). This makes it a type of plastic that is made from ethylene and chlorine. It is a multipurpose material that can be found on everyday products. It is one of the most widely produced synthetic plastic polymers, after polyethylene and polypropylene. It can be firm, thick or thin, and form any colour possible.
One can say, the invention of vinyl is nothing but game-changing because of what it can do but have you ever wondered where it comes from and what has made it such
Apart from its make-up, vinyl features properties that make it the first choice for many users. They follow in a list below:
- Vinyl is resistant to humidity.
- Vinyl is a strong and durable plastic material.
- Vinyl can be manufactured in a variety of colours, both clear and solid.
- Vinyl has low production costs.
- Vinyl is a plastic material, which unlike other plastics, can be recycled; because of the durability of vinyl, products made from this material have a long life span. Add to this the fact that the vinyl can then be recycled, translates into even longer life of the vinyl plastic resin.
- Vinyl is environment-friendly material, not only because it can be recycled, but also for many other reasons. Vinyl helps in the preservation of environmental resources as 57% of vinyl is made from common salt, which is a renewable natural substance. Unrenewable resources such as crude oil only account for 43% of vinyl resin, thus making it nature-friendly.
- In comparison to various other materials used by the packing industry, vinyl requires lesser amounts of natural resources to make, utilizes much lesser energy for manufacture, and also releases lower emissions into the environment.
Waldo Lonsbury Semon, a researcher, made vinyl popular back in the 1920s when he produced a PVC, through additives, that was more flexible and easily processed than its predecessor. This development led to new products, factories and the creation of more jobs. This gave rise to the mobile advertising industry and caused vinyl chloride to become more popular.