Vinyl plastisol is a dispersion of polyvinylchloride (PVC) resin in a liquid plasticizer. Other ingredients are pigments, stabilisers for heat and UV light, flame retardants and additives that influence the surface (matt/gloss).
An extensive range of plastisol qualities is available for a wide range of applications and Caplugs has been involved in the development of many special formulations. The hardness is determined by the level of plasticizer and is measured using the Shore A scale from a flexible 40 Shore A to a dimensionally stable 95 Shore A.
The excellent electrical insulation properties of PVC are well known and frequently employed in the electrical engineering industry. Moreover, most basic qualities have effective fire retardant and specially adapted properties in accordance with UL94 / V0.
Colour and Finish
Caplugs offers a complete range of standard colours and can match an exact colour if required. The standard finish for dip moulded products is high gloss, but we can also supply semi-matt, matt, structure (foam) and fluorescent materials.
Other Dip Molding Materials:
- UV proof
- FDA approved
- Phthalate free
- Transparent (crystal clear)
- High and low temperature
- Flame retardant UL94 V0
- Oil resistant
- Chemical resistant
Managing PVC waste
Caplugs considers it extremely important that our employees work with the highest quality materials. The use of clean materials in our production process, which are not hazardous for man or the environment, has our continuous attention (consider here our standard phthalate-free materials for a number of colours).
All of our waste is collected and shipped to a specialised recycling company. Processed plastisol cannot be reused, but solid waste can be recycled without problem and used for the production of floor mats and, for instance, flowerpots.