History of PVC

Man has worked hard from the earliest times to develop synthetic materials which would offer benefits not found in the natural products around him.

PVC is one of the oldest synthetic materials with the longest history in industrial production. Its early history is of multiple and accidental discovery in different places at different times as well as unsuccessful quests for commercial application.

news-img2Early researchers accidentally discovered PVC on at least two occasions in the 19th century. The first, in 1838, was by the French physicist and chemist Henri Victor Regnault and the second in 1872 by the German Eugen Baumann. On both occasions, the polymer appeared as a white solid inside flasks of the newly discovered vinyl chloride gas that had been left exposed to sunlight. The material was difficult to work with and no one mastered the challenge of commercial applications.

In 1913, German inventor Friedrich Heinrich August Klatte took out a patent on PVC. His method used polymerization of vinyl chloride with sunlight.
The most significant breakthrough occurred in the United States when the company BFGoodrich hired the industrial scientist Waldo Semon to develop a synthetic replacement for the increasingly costly natural rubber. His experiments again produced polyvinyl chloride. However, the material was threatened by the recession in the 1920s and it was under threat of abandonment that Semon conceived the idea of PVC as a water resistant coating for fabrics. Sales took off quickly with a rapidly expanding product range. Demand accelerated again during the Second World War, when PVC quickly replaced traditional material to insulate wiring on military ships.

During the 1950’s many more companies started to produce PVC and volumes increased dramatically around the world. Developers quickly found further, innovative uses through the decade and refined methods to enhance durability, opening the door to applications in the building trades. By the middle of the 20th century, five companies were producing PVC, and ground-breaking uses for PVC, or ‘vinyl’ as it is also known, continued to be found during the 1960s. A vinyl-based latex was used on inflatable structures and fabric coatings, and at the same time, methods for improving PVC’s durability were developed, allowing applications in the building industry.

PVC products rapidly became essential to the construction industry; the plastic’s resistance to light, chemicals and corrosion made it the best option for building applications. Improvement made to the materials’ resistance to extreme temperatures, allowed for PVC to be transporting water to thousands of homes and industries. By the 1980s, twenty companies were producing PVC. Today, PVC is the third largest-selling commodity plastic in the world after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC’s low cost, excellent durability and processability, make it the material of choice for dozens of industries such as health care,IT, transport, textiles and construction.

Source: http://www.pvc.org/en/p/history

PM Group Italy – PVC Industry


PM began in Romania when the company was specialized in trade accessories PVC industry.

Thanks to its powerful determination and hard work to achieve continued success, the company managed to launch their own production lines.
Compliance with highest standards of quality manufacturing process, turned quickly PM products in a brand preferred by experts in the field.

It was also embraced the opportunity to reach foreign markets and establish distribution networks in Europe. 2012 marked the launch of a broad international expansion. PM has made rapid establishments and prospective new markets, it began developing an extensive distribution network in Europe.

In 2012, the company has opened an office and warehouse in Hungary. 2013 marked the opening of a new PM branch in Bulgaria, continuing in 2014 with Serbia.

The new storage areas, thousands of square meters have been built to support flexible and reliable services for new partnerships discovered. PM team interpreted promptly trends and expectations of local and international markets, being able to offer to customers and partners a full range of products covering all the trends in PVC, aluminum and wood.

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At the end of 2015, PM has opened a new branch in Italy, planning to conquer new markets in the years to come.

PM Group Partner SRL from Italy is situated on the Carvaggio 2 industrial platform, a modern industrial zone with a lot of facilities a facile access.

The specialist PM team is a young and dynamic, ready to offer all the support any time.:

Szabolcs Oszkar Popovici – delegated administrator, phone: 0039 3465 038 323, sebastian@pmpartner.it

Tilla Ferenczi – client manager and office responsible, phone: 0039 3426 832 264, info@pmpartner.it

Gabriel Ferenczi – store responsible,  pmgroupitalia@gmail.com

Simone Pavanello – area sales manager – north west Italy (Piemonte, Liguria, Varese, Lombardia) phone: 0039 3899 913 841; simone@pmpartner.it

PM Italy Company has a sales office and a storage area having one thousand square meters which is fully equipped to the highest standards, as well as a car park that serves the current activity.

Being located at 27 km from Bergamo, 600 km from Roma, 180 km from Torino, 340 km from Udine, we can deliver within 24 hours in 90% of Italian cities. In our promise to be near our clients, we count on reliable partners such as Bartolini and SDA, providing high quality services starting with PM products and ending with their delivery.

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The company has managed to broaden its range of products to improve the quality of its solutions and to expand its distribution network offering and such products in several countries in Europe.

Our solutions are fully tailored to our clients needs. We are prepared to be with any challenge.

PM provides answers! Thus, we offer clear advantages and put into practice complete solutions. In this way you benefit from our international experience and our large know-how. Do not compromise in terms of quality, we make all efforts to find the right solutions for your business!