Plastic is the fastest-growing pipe material through 2015


Plastic pipe will be the fastest-growing pipe material through 2015, continuing to steadily take share from competing materials in a range of markets, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.

Rising demand for plastic pipe will be driven by resin improvements that enhance pipe performance in more demanding environments, while processing improvements will allow plastic pipe to be more cost-effective compared to other materials. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will remain the leading resin used in plastic pipe through 2015, due to its dominant position in small-diameter applications such as potable water distribution, sanitary sewer, and agricultural markets. ...
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