Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes are the most widely used plastic piping material and are available in various shapes and sizes. These pipes are commonly utilized in sewer systems, irrigation, water service lines, drain waste vents, and other industries. It comes in two forms: rigid PVC (RPVC) and flexible PVC. Generally, the sizes of PVC pipes range from 1½ inches, commonly used as bathroom vanities, drain pipes for kitchens, and tubs, to 2 inches, typically used as drain pipes for washing machines and shower stalls. PVC pipes with a size of 3 inches are utilized in the piping of toilets, while the 4-inch PVC pipes are utilized to connect homes to the sewer system.
PVC is a non-toxic material option that offers long-term safety for the storage and transportation of potable and non-potable water, as well as the handling of waste materials. It is extensively used in waste management applications such as sewer systems, wastewater conveyance, drains, and vents. For instance, the Government of India has been replacing metal piping systems with PVC piping systems at various locations in the country. PVC plumbing is commonly used in handling and producing chemicals, as well as in air ventilation and exhaust infrastructure. PVC has also encouraged using vinyl as a coating and insulating material for electrical cables, wires, and components.
The demand for usage of PVC pipe has been increasing as it has been a better substitute for metal pipes. Additionally, its properties, like longer durability, less weight, ease of installation, and more, have made it convenient to use. Rapid growth in the construction industry is the major driving factor for the PVC pipes market.
The latest innovation in PVC pipes is the oriented PVC pipe. It is specially designed to handle high-pressure water flow. Despite being made of plastic, PVC pipes have pressure handling properties comparable to metal pipes, with the ability to handle pressure pipe applications of up to PN 25 bars. Although the walls of PVC pipes are thinner than those of ductile iron pipes, their hydraulic capacity is 15% to 40% higher than ductile iron pipes of the same dimensions.
Chlorinated PVC (CPVC)
Unplasticised PVC (UPVC)
Modified PVC (MPVC)
Molecular Oriented PVC (OPVC)
Waste Handling and Control
Oil and Gas
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
By End-Use Industry
Building & Construction
By Enterprise Size
Large Size Enterprise
Small & Medium Size Enterprise
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
NEED A CUSTOM REPORT?
We can customize every report - free of charge - including purchasing stand-alone sections or country-level reports, as well as offer affordable discounts for start-ups & universities. Contact us now
ESOMAR & Great Work to Place Certified
ISO 9001:2015 & 27001:2022 Certified
"The quality of research they have done for us has been excellent."