One of the most highly produced plastic materials, the use of which is also extensive, is polyvinyl chloride. Also referred to as PVC, the development of this material has not been a straightforward procedure. In fact, polyvinyl chloride or more precisely PVC, has received a great degree of criticism in many regards.
Taking a direct example of such criticisms, it is questioned for its safety in terms of health and environmental hazards. Nevertheless, these criticisms have been more beneficial for the plastic material than giving it any harm. In other words, these criticisms have emerged out as a blessing in disguise for polyvinyl chloride.
To cut a long story short, these criticisms have played a part in generating awareness about polyvinyl chloride and entrenching it as part of society. The Hughes' systems approach has gone a long way in proving its usefulness to understand the history of PVC by suggesting different ways as to how the polyvinyl industry has been dealing with the various reverse essentials.
In order to understand these methodologies, there needs to be some change in this approach. This change could be brought by an extension in the systems' perspective with an orientation that has a networking concentration. Other aspects that need to be taken care of are outside influences on the system as well as the negotiation processes that take place between the different (sub) systems.
Eventually the history of polyvinyl chloride suggests that the attributes of the inter-systems' relations could be employed to achieve the de-entrenchment of strategies. This could be done by the addressing of higher system levels or even by overlapping systems. Another option that comes to mind is the stimulation of the entrenchment of alternative (sub) systems.
Coming back to the history of PVC, it dates back to about a century ago when the patenting of the concepts of emulsion and suspension polymerisation took place along with the development in the industrial process of vinyl chloride synthesis, not to mention the patents on its plasticization, which was further followed by the development of stabilisation. This stabilisation took place about three quarters of a century ago.
The entire history of PVC has a very fluctuating nature. Whilst it has experienced a series of rapid growth, it has also witnessed setbacks of devastating decline, the end of which, sometimes lead very close to extinction. However, this was not the end, as PVC regained back its prominence in the form of a second position among the list of commercial polymers available in the market. A very notable catalyst that has been responsible for these dramatic fluctuations in the PVC graph has been research, which was verily meticulous and sometimes unscrupulous, the latter being responsible for putting a stop to progress and henceforth bringing the downfall in the PVC industry.
Overall, PVC or more precisely polyvinyl chloride has survived the course of history and has succeeded in securing a favorable image in the mindsets of the customers as well as its other stakeholders.