In the wake of economic growth and the feverish desire for reduced use of wood to preserve forests in the years following World War II, the need for light substitutes for wood was on the increase. PVC foam boards are produced by the formation of gas bubbles during the manufacturing process of PVC substrates. Product properties are strongly dependent on the number, size, distribution, and uniformity of bubbles. This can be achieved by using specific additives along with precise manufacturing process control.

With the production and use of artificial woods such as chipboard and MDF etc. humans began to reduce the use of wood, which was as the best solution to this problem. However, benzene and formaldehyde emissions into the environment (which are very dangerous to humans and the environment) restricted their applications and even banned their use in some parts of the world. In the 1970s, this need, coupled with the weakness of wood and replaceable moisture-resistant products, led to the production and introduction of PVC foam boards in Europe.

Toxic emissions were the most important reason for replacing MDF and chipboard with PVC foam boards, but another important feature of these products is their waterproofness which extends their application in damp environments such as toilets as washbasin sets, making mirrors and kitchen cabinetry. It is noteworthy that all the carpentry operations can be carried out on these boards, which make them applicable in various industries. The tools used in various woods and MDF industries can also be used to work with PVC boards.Their printability and colorability makes them ideal to be widely used in various printing and advertising industries. Other advantages of PVC foam boards include their self-extinguishing and antibacterial properties. Considering the above properties, PVC foam boards are applicable in construction, indoor and outdoor applications such as dropped ceilings, windows and doors especially in damp environments. This product has many advantages and applications which are fully described in the “Applications” section.


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