VC180 Purple Primer


Product Description and Uses:

The Schwartz VC180 Purple Primer is used as a primer for bonded areas before PVC and CPVC solvent cements are applied.

Standard Container Sizes

– 118 ml Dauber
– 236 ml Dauber
– 473 ml Dauber
– 946 ml Dauber
– 3.78 Litre Screw Top

Physical Properties:
Density: 0.855 – 0.865 g/ml
Flashpoint: -18°C
Appearance: Clear liquid
Shelf Life: 2 years unopened
Suggested Uses: For priming PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings before application of solvent cements.
Application Tools: Dauber or brush.
Clean-up Solvent: VC100
Pot Life: NA

Material Safety and Technical Data Sheets for Download


TDS 4T181 – VC180 Purple Primer (pdf)


MSDS 4T181 – VC180 Purple Primer (pdf)
MSDS 4T181 – VC180 Purple Primer (pdf – French)

Set Times:

Handle newly assembled joints carefully until cement has gone through its set period.

Recommended set time is temperature dependent:
– Minimum 30 minutes at 15ºC to 38ºC
– Minimum 1 hour at 7ºC to 15ºC
– Minimum 2 hours at 0ºC to 4ºC

Cure Times:
Test Pressures For Pipe Sizes 1⁄2″ to 1-1⁄4″ Test Pressures For Pipe Sizes 1-1⁄2″ to 3″ Test Pressures For Pipe Sizes 3-1⁄2″ to 8″
Temperature Range During Cure Period Up to 180 psi Above 180 to 370 psi Up To 180 psi Above 180 To 315 psi Up To 180 psi Above 180 To 315 psi
15°C – 38°C 1 hr. 6 hr 2 hr. 12 hr. 8 hr. 24 hr.
4°C – 15°C 2 hr. 12 hr. 4 hr. 24 hr. 16 hr. 48 hr.


Store indoor at room temperature, away from heat, ignition sources, open flames and direct sunlight.


Avoid open flames, turn off all pilot lights, ensure that work area is properly ventilated.

Soiled rags and waste products may contain combustible liquids or vapours and SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST, dispose in accordance with local regulations.

Refer to MSDS for information on safe use of this product.

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