Poly Vinyl Chloride:
PVC comes in rigid and flexible types, and is one of the most widely produced resin after polyethylene and polypropylene.
PVC demand is highly dependant upon construction and the housing market. Further, PVC is the primary consumer of chlorine gas, which is produced on demand (because chlorine gas is poisonous)... If either PVC or chlorine gas is out of supply/demand balance, it impacts the other.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Chloride gas (Sodium hydroxide co-product
Down Stream Materials Consuming Poly Vinyl Chloride:
Rigid PVC: Housing/Construction
-credit and other cards
Flexible PVC: Housing/Construction
-electrical cable insulation