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How the construction and building industry uses chemicals and plastics.

There are many uses for plastics in the construction and building industry, including pipes, cables, roofing, flooring, windows, doors, insulation, and accessories such as washers.

Plastics used in the construction sector are acrylic, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polypropylene, and PVC. High strength, corrosion resistance, durability, low maintenance, poor conductivity, and low flammability make them suitable for a wide variety of applications.

PVC offers several benefits in buildings and construction because it is strong, durable, and fire resistant, ideal for wires and cable and flooring, and especially rainwater goods.



Plastics for walls, roofs, adhesives, sealants, and concrete. 

Rigid polyurethane foams are used to provide noise and thermal insulation in walls and roofs.

Adhesives and sealants are used for many applications including carpet, floor underlay, and ceramic tiles.

Superplasticizer use is growing in concrete mixing. Concrete, mortar, and grout utilize special additives such as VAM derivatives for bonding, temperature and water resistance, and other applications.

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