Vinyl And Its Many Uses

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Vinyl And Its Many Uses

What Is Vinyl?

Vinyl is a synthetic material that is created from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine. When processed, these two substances combined form Polyvinyl Chloride resin, also known as PVC.

It was first invented in the 1920s with the intention of making a material that would help make everyday products cheaper, more hard-wearing and easier to construct.


  • Resistant to humidity and moisture
  • Can be manufactured in many colours, as well as transparent
  • Very cheap to manufacture
  • Strong and durable
  • Easily recycled unlike other plastics
  • Environmentally sound as only 57% of material is common salt
  • Requires less energy to manufacture which means that fewer fossil fuels are used and fewer emissions are released into the atmosphere.

Recorded Music

The phonograph is an analogue sound storage medium that has been manufactured using vinyl since the 1940s. Though phonograph use fell with the advent of the cassette, compact disk and digital technologies, it has been making a comeback in the last twenty years. Every town in Britain including Shrewsbury is selling vinyl!


Vinyl is used to insulate electronics, wires and cables and it products any conductors from moisture, dirt and damage.


Vinyl is a superb material for packaging because it is sturdy, safe, economical, easily manufactured and environmentally responsible.


Vinyl is regularly used in automobiles as an affordable, high-quality and easy to maintain material on things such as upholstery, flooring, electrical wiring and side mouldings.


Vinyl has been used for flooring for decades thanks to its strength, durability, cost and ‘wipeability’.

Cooper & Williams

Cooper & Williams are tiling, roofing and flooring specialists that are based in the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. We offer our customers very experienced specialists that are both highly experienced and motivated to provide our clients with the solutions to their roofing or flooring problems. Cooper & Williams are have catered to Shropshire and surroundings for 50 years and have developed an excellent reputation for reliability and affordability in our field through our commitment to hard work and customer satisfaction.

Cooper & Williams cover the areas of Newtown, Welshpool, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Ludlow, Machynlleth, Whitchurch and Telford as well as our hometown of Shrewsbury. Our company has faithfully served many different diverse customers, both commercial and private over the past five decades and have aimed strived to meet their expectations and our high standards – and go beyond them! The main roofing services that Copper & Williams offer are roof repairs, pitched roofing, flat roofing, and commercial roofing. Our flooring services include safety floors, decorate wall cladding, wood flooring, tiling, carpeting, luxury vinyl, had floors and wood effect flooring.

Please contact us today to arrange a free consultation with Cooper & Williams today by phoning one of our friendly customer service staff on 01743 850711 or emailing us via for a quick response.

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