UPVC is a type of plastic pipe that is available in both rigid and flexible varieties. The rigid variety is typically used for water supply and drain lines, while the flexible variety can be used for any plumbing needs. CPVC pipes are a type of UPVC pipe that are designed to handle hot water at high temperatures. However, they can also be installed outdoors where there's less risk of freezing or bursting from pressure changes. Both types of UPVC pipes have come with some recent controversy as PVC contains toxic chemicals called chlorides. Though these toxins do not affect humans, there has been an increased awareness of environmental risks caused by the release of these chemicals into rivers and other bodies of water. In response, many manufacturers now offer chlorine-free CPVC and CLPC pipes which are safer for human use and healthier for our environment.
As demand grows, we predict UPVC will continue to grow as more people realize how hazardous these materials can be if ingested. The use of PVC pipes has increased in various industries. It is one of the best technologies to replace traditional materials like copper and steel due to its flexibility and durability along with cost effectiveness. It also offers numerous benefits over other materials including resistance against corrosive chemicals, microbial attack and abrasion, and prevents the buildup of lime scale and water marks thus increasing life expectancy of piping systems. PVC can easily be formed into many different shapes that makes it ideal for low pressure applications such as plumbing systems in residential, industrial, or institutional building construction.
In the recent years, there has been an increase in demand for various building materials as many countries are implementing green initiatives. As a result of this, the construction industry is booming. Piping systems play an important role in these new developments as they help to transport water, oil and other fluids through buildings with efficiency. In response to the new demand for piping materials, PVC pipes have been introduced into the market and they have proven to be more versatile than UPVC pipes while also being cheaper to manufacture.
Applications and Uses of UPVC and CPVC Pipes
UPVC pipes are lightweight, rust-resistant, easy to install and inexpensive. The pipes can be used for a wide range of applications from draining waste water to carrying natural gas. CPVC pipes are highly resistant to corrosion, which makes them ideal for use in areas where the climate is subject to freezing.
There are many other applications for these types of pipes: they can be used in many industries including construction, mining, chemical processing, pulp & paper production, food processing plants and power plants. These materials have been evolving over the years with new products being developed that offer improved performance and cost savings. These newer products include composites made from recycled materials that are mixed with plastic resin; plastics mixed with cement or epoxy resins; thermoplastic elastomers; as well as more traditional materials such as PVC, CPVC, copper and steel tubing.
The pipes are used to transport raw materials, water or other fluids around any facility. They are typically made out of metal, but sometimes they can be made out of a different material such as thermoplastic polyvinyl chloride (TPVC) or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC). These pipes are sometimes referred to as UPVC and CPVC pipes, respectively.
Global Market Outlook
CPVC Pipes and Fittings Market size was valued at USD 1491.9 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 3407.6 Million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 12.52% from 2022 to 2030. The global construction industry has grown at a rapid pace. The primary reasons for the construction industry’s growth are whole population growth, rapid economies such as China and India, and rising per capita income in emerging markets. The rising use of CPVC pipe in new infrastructure due to its mechanical and chemical properties can provide a lucrative potential growth for CPVC pipe and fittings in the construction industry. Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share of the CPVC Pipes and Fittings Market over the forecast period followed by North America. The rising adoption of CPVC pipe & fitting in the wastewater treatment plant and the presence of chemical companies such as Bayer Crop Science Ltd., PI Industries Ltd., and Atul Ltd. in the Asia Pacific region is a major factor that has triggered the market growth.
Indian Market Outlook
The India PVC Pipes Market size was valued at $3,159 million in 2016 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 10.2% to reach $6,224 million by 2023. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third largest selling plastic commodity after polyethylene & polypropylene. It is beneficial over other materials, owing to its chemical resistance, durability, low cost, recyclability, and others; thus, it can replace wood, metal, concrete, and clay in different applications. PVC pipes are manufactured by extrusion method in a variety of dimensions such as solid wall or cellular core construction. They are corrosion resistant, cost-effective, flame resistant, easy to install & handle, and environmentally sound, with long service life. Upsurge in the demand for pipes in the irrigation sector and building & construction industry is the major driving factor for India PVC pipes market. Moreover, increased focus of government on rural water management supports the demand for PVC pipes in India. East India is the major region to drive the demand for PVC pipe products, owing to abundant cultivation of tea.
The future for the UPVC pipes industry is looking bright. The biggest factor contributing to this increase in demand will be the emerging trends of low-cost housing, increasing focus on renewable energy, and growing consumer preference for green products. This is mainly due to the increased demand for new infrastructure in developing countries, coupled with the need to replace aging infrastructure in developed countries. The construction of power plants, petrochemical plants, water supply networks, civil engineering projects and transportation networks has led to an increase in demand for UPVC and CPVC pipes.
· Supreme Industries Limited
· Finolex Industries Limited
· Astral Poly Technik Limited, Viking Group
· Charlotte Pipe
· Gf Piping Systems
· Johnson Controls, The Lubrizol Corporation
· Nibco Inc.
· China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd.
· Egeplast a.s.
· JM Eagle Company,
· Inc., North American Pipe Corporation
· Pipelife International GmbH
· Plastika AS, Polypipe Plc