Papers # 2018 Las-Vegas
Update on paper given at last Plastics Pipes conference. An update on market trends in PVC stabilizer design, global PVC pipe market development and implications for lubrication package design.
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, gas piping systems, gutters and fittings.
An overview of stabilizer systems for PVC pipes had been given at the last Plastics Pipes conference (PPXVII), detailing which technologies are used around the world. This presentation aims to provide an update on technological changes (replacement of Pb by Ca-based stabilizers, use of Sn stabilizers) with a view to developing a perspective for the upcoming years. This update has a particular focus on the lubrication required with the different technologies, and particularly the key considerations when switching between the various technologies.