This chemical is an adhesive solvent. It is a thin, clear liquid that produces strong odors and vapors when exposed to the air. Because it can evaporate quickly, it should be handled with caution and care. This substance is considered a vinyl cement because it bonds vinyl materials together. PVC can also be used in place of vinyl if necessary. VC1 is desirable for this kind of application because it dries quickly and it doesn’t discolor the material. However, because it works so fast, it has to be applied correctly. There are no other uses for this chemical beyond adhesion of vinyl surfaces. Goggles, gloves, and a breathing mask should be worn when handling this material. Ingestion, inhalation, and direct contact with the skin can be hazardous. This substance is also flammable, so it should be adequately sealed and stored in a cool, dry area. VC1 should not be kept with other combustible materials, and it has a shelf life of two years.