PVC, which stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, is a synthetic plastic polymer which is mass produced worldwide year after year so that it can be used in a range of appliances and products.
PVC pyro is a grade of scrap cable where the metal, electric wire inside is insulated by a softer and more flexible form of PVC.
Why is PVC Pyro highly valued?
The monetary value of each grade of scrap cable depends on whether they are in high supply and demand. This is definitely the case with PVC pyro!
You will find no shortage of PVC with the British Plastic Federation stating that an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of plastics raw materials are produced annually in the UK. The BPF goes on to state that the UK remains one of the top five processors of plastic in the EU on their official website.
It’s clear that plastic polymers such as PVC are in high demand and because of this PVC pyro continues to be highly valued by scrap metal dealers and scrap yards throughout the UK.
Finally, it’s important to remember that the amount of copper which can be found in PVC pyro cables also increases their scrap value.
If you would like to know how much you could earn for your PVC pyro, then feel free to look at our estimated, current value for this type of scrap cable below. However, this price should only be used as a guideline since the value of any grade of scrap cable can fluctuate due to changes in supply and demand.