PVC rod (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) is a rigid engineering plastic that provides high mechanical strength, excellent resistance to chemicals and offers low moisture absorption. It is a good electrical insulator and has a class UL94 V-0 flammability rating, meaning the polymer will self-extinguish after removal of flame. PVC rod also complies with European Directive drinking water legislation 98/83/EC and is suitable for use with wholesome water. It is highly resistant to corrosion and is easy to machine, fabricate, weld and bond.

At PAR, we have the capability to manufacture PVC rod into a wide range of finished products using in-house CNC machinery. We frequently convert polyvinyl chloride into components such as valve bodies, bearing cages, bell mounts, chemical apparatus, linings, gaskets and insulators for electrical applications. To read more about our manufacturing capabilities please visit our plastic machining section, or alternatively view our bell mounts case study, where we successfully replicated OEM parts for use in the water processing industry.

PVC rod is available to buy online in various colours and diameters at PAR Direct by clicking the link above.


Commonly manufactured into bearing cages, bell mounts, chemical apparatus, gaskets, valve bodies, and insulators for electrical applications. Popular plastic for use in the water and waste water industry.

Key Features

  • Temperature: 0°C up to +60°C.
  • High mechanical strength and hardness.
  • Excellent plastic for bonding and easily welded.
  • Very low water absorption.
  • Self-extinguishing.
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties.
  • Good resistance to chemicals and easily thermoformed.


  • Suitable for use with drinking water in accordance with European Directive 98/83/CE. 
  • Class UL94 V-0 flammability rating.


Also available: We can supply grey PVC rod with food and water approval upon request, but minimum order quantities may apply. PVC Sheet is available in a range of colours, sheet sizes and thicknesses

Note: If a specific colour of material is required, please state this in writing at the point of enquiry. Other diameters may be available, please enquire.

Examples of our work with PVC

Unassembled PVC Machined Components
Assembled PVC Machined Component
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