If you thought vinyl was only used to make records than you are sorely mistaken. In addition to helping The Beatles become the number one pop band of all time, vinyl has also helped create many different products. Vinyl sign material can be used to make several different types of products.
Vinyl sign material made from polyvinyl chloride or PVC surprisingly enough, never had a patent from its inventor. German chemist Eugene Baumann created PVC in 1872. Vinyl sign material can be used to create more than just records, though.
Vinyl fabrics are another product that was created from the same base as vinyl sign material. Eighties rock stars are not the only people to enjoy vinyl fabrics. Vinyl sign material is involved when factories produce printable vinyl.
If you want to hit the eighties club and break it down to Come On Eileen you might want to break out your vinyl coated fabric pants to really complete your look. Especially because vinyl can be manufactured in a wide range of colors, both transparent and opaque.
Laminate fabric which can be handy for the arts and crafts types has a vinyl base. Interestingly enough, vinyl is the second most produced plastic in the world. That is saying a lot considering how much plastic is used in daily life.