Attenberger P.,Vinnolit GmbH and Co. KG |
Hohenadel R.,Vinnolit GmbH and Co. KG |
Kufner T.,Vinnolit GmbH and Co. KG |
Mieden O.,Vinnolit GmbH and Co. KG |
Winter A.,Vinnolit GmbH and Co. KG
Kunststoffe International | Year: 2011
World demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is mainly determined by the construction sector. Globally, the most important applications for PVC are pipes and fittings, profiles and tubes, rigid film and sheet and cables. Strong demand growth in China is supported by the construction of local PVC production plants. Consolidation of the European PVC market is continuing. Capacity utilization of the European PVC producers, which had fallen to 70% during the crisis is currently back at 90%. Besides the partial market recovery, this is partly the effect of shutdowns. A characterizing features of the profile sector in recent years has been the changeover of stabilization systems. Besides stabilization, the use of recyclates is also playing an ever more important role. For pressurized applications, PVC is predominantly used for industrial pipes, but also for supply systems for use with drinking water.