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You may have also heard of PVC, UPVC, CPVC at the time of construction/renovation of your house. Today, we will look at the variants of PVC pipes and differences between them.
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Classification of Plumbing Pipes:
- PVC pipe (used as a drain, vent line pipe and water transmission)
- Cast Iron pipe (mostly used for underground water distribution system)
- PEX pipe (cross-linked polyethylene) used to supply water only
- Rigid Copper pipe - (mostly used for water supply lines within the house)
- Flexi pipe (used in kitchen sinks, wash basin)
- Galvanized Steel Pipe (used for drainage, water supply, and gas supply pipe)
PVC pipes and variants
PVC or polyvinyl chloride pipe is mostly used as a drain and vent line pipe. It has become common due to lightweight and easy fitting. It's easy to install, cut into pieces and to glue the pipes together.
Plasticizers are added during manufacturing of PVC in order to make it easy to bend and to increase flexibility.
What is UPVC?
UPVC is the unplasticized PVC in which no plasticizer is added and thus making it rigid. It is also resistant to a wide range of chemical damage.
UPVC is a tough, sinewy, transparent and hard-wearing material, and is resistant to the influence of the atmosphere, moisture and various chemicals.
It also has excellent electrical properties and low flammability. UPVC are less bendable and rigid in nature.
What is CPVC?
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) is manufactured by chlorination of PVC polymer.
Due to chlorination, it acquires some unique properties like flexibility and the ability to withstand extreme high temperatures.
It is due to chlorine content that it has excellent chemical resistance, primarily to acids, alkalis and salts, and is therefore ideal for the chemical process industry and drinking water transmission.
Major PVC and CPVC resin and compound manufacturers:
- Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc USA
- Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd Japan
- Kaneka Corporation Japan
- BASF SE Germany
- Shandong Xiangsheng China
- Reliance Industries India
- Chemplast Sanmar India
It's important to note that DCW Ltd is India's sole manufacturer of CPVC resin.
C-PVC is a highly specialized product with only 4 players globally which have the requisite technology to manufacture C-PVC.
DCW signed the technology license agreement with Arkema.
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