To say that Polyvinyl Chloride (also known by the acronym PVC) is one of the most popular thermoplastic polymers materials for use in a variety of manufacturing industries is to severely underestimate its usefulness. It is only beaten to the punch by other plastics such as PET and P.P. It is one of those materials that can truly be said to have stood the test of time. It was first synthesized in 1872, and was first made available commercially in 1920 by the B.F. Goodrich Company.
It’s usefulness almost knows no bounds. Today the plasticised version is used in the medical industry, the construction industry, in many different types of signage, and even in the manufacture of textiles for clothing. It is available in two types, the first being rigid/unplasticized polymer (RPVC or alternatively uPVC), or as a flexible plastic. The rigid version is used in plumbing, agriculture, and sewage management to name only a few applications.
Given the incredible versatility of the polymer, it is no surprise that many manufacturing concerns are on the constant lookout for suppliers – the question that they need to answer is how do you choose a reliable PVC resin manufacturer?
Here are some hints and tips that can make it far easier to find a trusted and reliable PVC resin manufacturer that will contribute to the success of any business that uses this versatile material.
The first question that needs to be answered is whether the supplier can need to needs of your business in terms of the various products that you require. Can the manufacturer deliver the raw materials that your business needs – and can the manufacturer deliver that material in sufficient quantities to ensure that production does not encounter any problems. Ideally, the supplier will also be able to commit to scaling up supply in line with the growth predictions of your organisation. The supplier also needs to be able to supply the plastic in the desired form and shape. Another consideration is whether the supplier can commit to supplying the product within the tolerance parameters required.
The logistics of the supply chain are also extremely important. The distance of the supplier to your company has a direct impact on your bottom line. Put simply, the further they are away the higher the final cost of the product. This can also have a direct impact on the delivery times that you are able to commit to. If delivery from the supplier takes longer due to the distance issue it will impact on your commitments for delivery to your customers.
There are a number of quality standards that govern the manufacturer of plastic resin products. You need to make sure which of those quality standards governs the manufactured products that are available from your supplier. Two widely used standards are ISO and ANSI. Absent adherence to these quality standards your relationship with your customers can be problematic – and without the adherence to applicable quality standards, the ability of your business to grow through the acquisition of new clients can be adversely affected.
The key to finding a trusted and reliable PVC resin manufacturer is research. Your selection should not only be influenced by cost alone. There are a variety of other considerations to be taken into account. The base cost of the product is only one of the issues that will affect the competitiveness and profitability of your company. By taking into account other factors such as logistics, quality, and guaranteed availability in the medium and long term you will be able to make a decision that will directly influence the ability of your company to thrive in a highly competitive environment. Chemate Chemical Group is such a supplier that can meet these factors you should take into consideration, we will be your ideal choice.