Safe, durable & cost-efficient and sustainable 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.

PVC4Pipes Conference 2022

Sustainable innovations and advances in technical performance in the European PVC pipes sector were presented at the second PVC4Pipes conference, taking the theme ‘Connecting Sustainability and Innovation’.

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POSITION PAPER

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

06/10/2022

PVC4Pipes Conference 2022

Sustainable innovations and advances in technical performance in the European PVC pipes sector were presented at the second PVC4Pipes conference, taking the theme ‘Connecting Sustainability and […]
22/08/2022

PVC pipe conference to link innovation with sustainability

05/08/2022

McKinsey study: PVC pipes have 35-45% lower greenhouse gas emissions than alternatives

05/04/2022

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 […]

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European PVC and PVC pipe industry contributions to Europe's economy

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21,000 companies, resin manufacturers, additive producers, equipment manufacturers, converters, recyclers etc.

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500,000 jobs

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€80b turnover

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1m tonnes of pipes and fittings out of 5.9m tonnes PVC resin produced each year

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GREEN ENERGY

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.

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