BCW Toploads are manufactured from rigid Polyvinyl
Chloride (PVC) which contains no plasticizers or stearates (a salt or an ester of
stearic acid). They will not migrate or harm your cards, photographs, or prints.
BCW Toploads come in a variety of sizes and are an inexpensive way to store and
display your collectables.
Polyvinyl chloride is a flexible or rigid material that is relatively inert and
chemically non-reactive. It is resistant to water and corrosion, and possesses a
high strength-to-weight ratio. It is tough and dent-resistant, and it maintains
its properties over long periods of time. Polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as
PVC or vinyl, is one of the most widely used synthetic materials today due to its
durability and versatility. Common uses include piping, vinyl siding, vinyl flooring,
electrical insulation, windows, toys, medical equipment, cloth and paper coating,
packaging, and countless other plastic products.
PVC has been attacked by various groups on the basis of environmental performance
- all of which ignore the immense service that the material plays in the modern
industrial society. Rigid PVC is physiologically safe and has no health and safety
implications, and plasticized PVC is used extensively in food packaging. PVC contains
no products that are likely to give rise to health and safety concerns. PVC is claimed
to be dangerous by some but it is the main material used for blood bags and medical
tubing and has been responsible for saving countless lives.
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