FAQs - Skandynawskie Okna
What is Vinyl?
Vinyl is Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride. It is the second most popular plastic in the world, used in food packaging, medical equipment and building products.
UPVC is widely used in the West where it is commonly known as Vinyl.
What is PVC?
Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer. It is one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry. Around the world, over 50% of PVC manufactured is used in construction. As a building material, PVC is cheap, durable, and easy to assemble.
Polyvinyl chloride is used in a variety of applications. As a hard plastic, it is used as vinyl siding, magnetic stripe cards, window profiles, gramophone records (which is the source of the term vinyl records), pipe, plumbing and conduit fixtures.
It can be made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers, the most widely-used being phthalates. In this form, it is used in clothing and upholstery, and to make flexible hoses and tubing, flooring, to roofing membranes, and electrical cable insulation.
Are PVC / Vinyl windows safe?
UPVC, a product of natural resources (57% salt and 43% oil), is 100% medically safe. In fact, it is widely used in the manufacture of catheters and blood bags by the medical profession.
It is safe in other ways too. Vinyl windows made from UPVC create a ‘safe’ indoor environment, free from dust and noise pollution. It is safe from the ecological point of view. The manufacture of UPVC requires minimal use of energy, far less than the energy spent in the manufacture of aluminium or steel.
What is UPVC?
UPVC or Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride is often used in the building industry as a low-maintenance material, particularly in the UK, and in the United States where it is known as vinyl, or vinyl siding.
The material comes in a range of colors and is used as a substitute for painted wood, mostly for window frames and sills. It has many other uses including fascia, and siding or weatherboarding.
The same material has almost entirely replaced the use of cast iron for plumbing and drainage, being used for waste pipes, drainpipes, gutters and down pipes.
What is so special about the Skandynawskie Okna Windows / Doors?
Skandynawskie Okna PVC / vinyl windows and Doors have a special ‘tropical’ formulation for European conditions. It does not fade; the sun, rain, wind have no impact. It has these special additives:
Heat Stabilizers: To prevent material degradation during extrusion.
Impact Modifiers: To improve toughness and impact resistance.
UV Stabilizers: Prevents fading under ultra violet rays.
Lubricants & Process Aids: To improve the extrusion process.
To make Windows/Doors, Skandynawskie Okna sources PVC resins from a sister division and monitors its extrusion into profiles at its quality conscious state-of-the-art facility in Sweden.
PVC + Additives + Stabilizers = Skandynawskie Okna.
Beware of spurious blends: Some players tend to use cheap blend by not adding enough of additives and stabilizers and using more of chalk.
Profiles made from Skandynawskie Okna blend are tested by BIS, UK (amongst the strictest standards in the world) for stability under strong UV radiations.
Skandynawskie Okna believes in providing long term quality to its customers.
Will the colour of Skandynawskie Okna Windows / Doors fade over a period of time?
Skandynawskie Okna Windows / Doors blend uses the highest amount of titanium di oxide; a key ingredient required to maintain the whiteness of windows under harsh UV conditions. This ensures that Skandynawskie Okna products do not fade over sustained exposure to sun.