Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (RPVC) Pipe Manufacturing Industry. Production of RPVC Pipe
Rigid PVC is a strong, stiff, low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate and easy to bond using adhesives or solvents. It is also easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment.
Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (RPVC) is a non-flammable material that is resistant to weathering. With the proper additives, RPVC can be UV stabilized so that it withstands sunlight. Because PVC has an excellent resistance to aqueous solutions (like water), it is frequently used in applications that come in contact with water, include doorways, windows, pipes (as in large diameter waste water pipes), and even extruded wire covering. Home plumbing pipes are typically made out of RPVC, so this material is used very heavily in the construction and plumbing industries. RPVC does not function well when it comes in contact with stronger solvents like esters, hydrocarbons, and chlorinated solvents. Excessive heat is also an issue for non-heat-stabilized RPVC.
- Processed by thermoplastic methods
- Wide range of flexibility possible with varying levels of plasticizer
- Plastisol processing possible
- Dimensional stability
- Comparatively low cost
- Good resistance to weathering
Rigid PVC Pipes are made from Un-plasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride, Suspension Grade, and K Value 67, which is perfectly blended with suitable chemicals. The Rigid PVC Pipes are widely popular in the market owing to their high durability and top class performance.
Rigid PVC Conduit Pipes are extensively used for Agricultural Irrigation & Drinking Water Purpose. These Rigid PVC pipes are fitted in portable water supply system. They are flexible yet tough in texture. These pipes are leak proof in nature and are very efficient in its performance.
- Bore-well casing and suction pipes
- Chemical processing plants
- Installation for brewery pipelines
- Hon cultural
- For greenhouse technology
- Irrigation of golf courses & sports grounds
- Internal plumbing, water and waste water suppliers-domestic and industrial
- Ventilation of corrosive gases
- Effluent lines
- Re-Lining of old sewers
- Surface water drainage
- Irrigation and sprinkling systems
- Water Supply
- Industrial Piping
- Resistant to moisture, corrosion, abrasion wearing
- Termite proof and UV resistant
- Longer lasting and maintenance free
- Light weight
- Length as per requirement
- Convenient jointing
- Better flow character
- Leak proof
- Energy saving
- Strong and durable
- Long service life
- Trouble free performance
- Consists of excellent material
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.
The major end users for PVC pipes and fittings in India are housing, irrigation and water infrastructure. Agricultural sector accounts for major demand of PVC pipes in India. The PVC pipe market is in its maturity stage. In this industry, most of the players focus to consolidate their market position through strategic expansions and product launches. Major factors that drive the demand for PVC pipe include rise in demand from irrigation & construction industries, growth in focus on rural water management, and rapid urbanization. However, availability of better substitutes, such as HDPE & ABS, and toxicity of PVC material are expected to restrain the market growth. Furthermore, growth in need & awareness for clean water in rural areas and increase in investment in developing economies are anticipated to provide significant opportunities to the industry players across the value chain.
The Indian PVC pipes market is growing at a healthy rate due to tremendous government spending on infrastructure. The construction sector and the agricultural sector are expected to boost demand for PVC pipes in the future. PVC pipes are used for a variety of purposes e.g. water supply schemes, spray irrigation, deep tube well schemes and land drainage schemes.
PVC slotted and corrugated pipes are ideal systems for drainages of water from the land where waterlogging is inevitable. In view of the priorities to rural water suppliers, irrigation facilities in the national planning, immense growth in the construction industry and rapid rural electrification, the demand for rigid PVC pipe is growing regularly. The 60% of the total demand of PVC pipe exist today is up to 110 mm outer diameter.
Global PVC Pipes Market
The Global PVC Pipes is expected to witness a significant growth with CAGR of ~7.13% between 2016 and 2023.
PVC pipes are the leader among plastic pipes with across many industries utilizing PVC pipes to multiple degree. PVC pipes over the years have become very demand because of their light weight, easy installation and low maintenance. In the global plastic pipes market PVC pipes started penetrating the pipe market during from the past years.
The main driver for the PVC pipes comes from the construction industries that including the many applications such as water supply, sewage & drainage, housing & commercial, and irrigation. PVC pipes also formed in three types i.e. Post Chlorinated, Plasticized, and Unplasticized PVC pipes. CPVC pipes are expected to register fastest growth in terms of the production capacity in the next years. Rising acceptance of CPVC pipes over galvanized or PVC pipes will lead to the growth in the future. Improved penetration of the companies with expanding distribution network and significant role played by the government in the development of irrigation infrastructure and real estate sector in the country will bolster the growth in the industry.
Based on application market is segmented into sewerage, plumbing, water supply, oil & gas, irrigation, and others, Based on end users market is segmented into agriculture, housing, building & construction, telecom industry, and others and based on region market is segmented into North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa.
PVC Pipes are highly used in construction industries that include applications such as water supply, housing and commercial, irrigation, and sewage and drainage. Penetration of market giants with expanding distribution network along with the notable role played by the government in developing the real estate sector and irrigation infrastructure is anticipated to impact the global market growth positively. With heat and electrical insulation properties, PVC Pipes are also gaining acceptance in electrification application.
Key players of the global high PVC pipes market are China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd. (China), Astral Polytechnik Limited(India), Polypipe Plc (UK), Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (US), Amanco (Brazil), National Pipe and Plastics, Inc. (US), Egeplast A. S (Turkey), and Others.