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Update on PVC stabilization for pipes - Comparison and trends

 

Dr. Stefan Fokken

Papers # 2016 Berlin

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 give an update upon technology changes (replacement of Lead stabilizers by Ca-based stabilizers, situation of Tin stabilizers) trying to work out a perspective for the upcoming years. Introduction of cost saving measures within the PVC pipe industry from a global perspective will be reported as well.

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 give an update upon technology changes (replacement of Lead stabilizers by Ca-based stabilizers, situation of Tin stabilizers) trying to work out a perspective for the upcoming years. Introduction of cost saving measures within the PVC pipe industry from a global perspective will be reported as well.

Related keywords : PVC stabilization, phase out of Lead stabilizers, regional trends for PVC pipes.
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