This EPD shows the potential environmental impacts of PVC Profiles process during their life cycle from raw material supply to disposal.
PVC Profiles are mainly made of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) known as the most valuable raw material within the chemical industry. Products may also contain other raw materials such as calcite, titanium, stambran, impact, and stabilizers.
The production of PVC profiles begins with mixing the raw materials. A certain percentage depending on the formulation of raw materials are fed into the extruder hopper by an automation system mixer. Raw materials are moved to the moulding section with screws and heated up to the melting temperature with heating elements simultaneously. The melting temperature differs according to the raw materials and the products.
Desired shapes are obtained by moulding the melted raw materials. The products that are melted physically and moulded in fully enclosed system come into the cooling pond. Completely cooled products are cut into the desired length by saw and packaged for dispatch.