Dr. Udo Anders
Papers # 2014 Chicago
PVC is a well-established material used worldwide for different applications such as window profiles, technical profiles, cables and sheets. Usage of PVC for pipes covers pressurized potable water applications as well as sewage systems, conduit, gas piping systems, gutters and fittings. Pb-based stabilizers have been the dominating system for the past several decades except in North America, where Sn-based stabilizers are predominantly used. However, Ca-based systems are gaining more and more importance and are state-of-the-art in many regions (e. g. Europe and South America). This presentation aims to give an overview of performance and experience with PVC pipe stabilizer systems as well as developmental trends from a global perspective.