Safe, durable & cost-efficient,
sustainable and recyclable PVC pipes

PVC4Pipes is the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers' value chain platform to communicate about the use of PVC in pipe systems in the global market. Our mission is to promote the acceptance and utilisation of PVC in pipe systems through scientific and technical projects, appropriate standardisation, and communication activities. We also support our partners to get in touch with project building owners.

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100-year lifetime for underground PVC pipes

Durability is key for underground piping systems, as it is costly to install and replace pipes buried in the ground. Research, extrapolation studies and studies of dug-up pipes in service for years show minimal degradation and confirm that PVC pipes can last 100 years.

News & Events


Plastic Pipes XXI – call for abstracts

PPCA invites all potential presenters to submit 300 words abstract in English language before 11 November 2022. Title, name, position, company address, and contact details should […]

PPXX: iPad winner for best PVC paper announced

The iPad winner for the best PVC paper at the Plastic Pipes XX conference in Amsterdam has been announced: Sjoerd Jansma from KIWA wins an iPad […]

PPXX Online launched

The organizers of PPXX Amsterdam recently launched “PPXX Online” for the industry as many were not able to attend in person from 6 – 8 September […]

PVC4Pipes migration modelling study published in peer reviewed journal

Plastic pipe compliance for drinking water contact is verified by comparing migration levels of substances contained in the plastics with specific limits in drinking water. In practice, the analytical determination […]

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PVC pipes fit for the hydrogen economy

Green hydrogen made from renewable energy can become a pillar for Europe's climate neutral future. PVC pipelines make up a large part of Europe's natural gas grid. Research shows existing and new PVC pipelines are well suited to transportation of hydrogen.


PVC highlights from Plastic Pipes XX

The main event for the plastic pipe industry took place in Amsterdam, 6-8 September 2021. For the PVC piping industry, the conference gave many new insights.


PVC Pipes in Europe: Delivering Sustainable Performance for More Than 80 Years

Innovative technical performance and sustainable solutions in the European PVC pipes sector were showcased at the first PVC4Pipes conference in Bologna, Italy.