Why use PVC in piping systems?

PVC pipes are used for a wide range of applications due to the plastic material's unique combination of properties: safety, durability/cost-efficiency, sustainability and recyclability. PVC4Pipes is the ECVM's platform to communicate about the use of PVC in pipe systems in the global market.

Testing PVC-O pipe in the field

PVC-O pipes have amazing resistance to damage, as the extreme abuse tests in this video demonstrate.

PVC pipes lower water main break rates

Water main breaks cost money and cause trouble. Of all piping materials, PVC pipes have the lowest failure rates.

VinylPlus® – committed to sustainable development

VinylPlus® is the European PVC industry's sustainable development programme. The programme ensures that PVC pipes and other PVC products are collected and recycled. Almost 600,000 tonnes of PVC waste are recycled through VinylPlus® each year. VinylPlus® was developed through open dialogue with stakeholders, including industry, NGOs, regulators, civil society representatives and PVC users. Five key challenges have been identified for PVC on the basis of The Natural Step System Conditions for a Sustainable Society. The regional scope of the programme is the EU-28 plus Norway and Switzerland.