Vinyl or PVC fence is a fence made using synthetic plastics, such as vinyl (PVC), polypropylene, nylon, polythene (polyethylene) or from various recycled plastics. Synthetic fencing was first introduced to the agricultural industry in the 1980s as a low cost/durable solution for long lasting horse fencing. Now, synthetic fencing is used for agricultural fencing, horse racing and residential use. Synthetic fence is generally available preformed, in a wide variety of styles and colors. It tends to be easy to clean, resists weathering and has low maintenance requirements.