PVC is the result of polymerizing vinyl chloride monomer into polyvinyl chloride. This polymer is made from two natural raw materials: sodium chloride (NaCl) or common salt (57%) and oil or natural gas (43%), therefore, it is a plastic less dependent on nonrenewable resources.

The resulting resin of this polymerization is the most versatile of the family of plastics, as rigid and flexible products can be obtained from it, besides having thermoplastic features.