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.

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


PVC4Pipes Conference 2022

It’s time for the second PVC4Pipes conference in Bologna, Italy, on 6 October 2022. Register now for free!

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 […]

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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.


Register now for the 2nd PVC4Pipes conference!

Innovative technical performance and sustainable solutions in the European PVC pipes sector are on the agenda at the 2nd PVC4Pipes event. PVC4Pipes looks forward to welcoming you in Bologna, Italy, at the Royal Hotel Carlton, on 6 October 2022.