Polyvinyl chloride is a thermoplastic polymer. It is characterized by chemical resistance to alkalis, mineral oils, majority of acids and solvents.
Does not burn in the air and has low frost resistance (−15°C). Chemical formula: [-CH2-CHCl-]n.
In the footwear industry, it is used for manufacturing of waterproof footwear, white-colored footwear for food industry or outsoles by injection moulding method.