CPVC is made by the chlorination of PVC resin and is used primarily to produce piping. CPVC shares many properties with PVC, including low conductivity and excellent corrosion resistance at room temperature. The extra chlorine in its structure also makes it more corrosion resistant than PVC. Whereas PVC begins to soften at temperatures over 140°F (60°C), CPVC is useful to temperatures of 180°F (82°C). Like PVC, CPVC is fire-retardant. CPVC is readily workable and can be used in hot water pipes, chlorine pipes, sulfuric acid pipes, and high-pressure electric cable sheaths.
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