Why should you use General Cable’s 17 FREE Solutions? Below is an introduction with the history of how the PVC was developed.
In 1926, Waldo Semon and the B.F. Goodrich Company developed Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC, in a form that was flexible and durable enough for commercial use. PVC is lightweight, strong, and chemically- and biologically-resistant, making it an ideal material for use in pipes, wiring, signs, clothing, and even those classic vinyl records.
Up until the early 1950s, cables were manufactured using rubber, cloth, a woven jacket, and usually tar to protect from moisture. This material, when in contact with oxygen, becomes brittle over time and can break down, thereby reducing life expectancy. PVC, however, will not corrode or become brittle under normal conditions and provides excellent physical characteristics, so it became an obvious successor to these cables.
Continue reading the brochure below about PVC and the benefits of using General Cable’s 17 FREE Solutions.