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Get the facts about CPVC!

Get the facts about CPVC!


Today in India, CPVC is the most preferred plumbing material of choice.  CPVC has become the 1st choice for Architects, Plumbing consultants, Contractors, Plumbers and the home/building owners. No other piping material can outperform CPVC in the areas of:

  • Safety
  • Reliability
  • Ease of installation
  • Cost effectiveness

It has taken over 2 decades for CPVC to have won the trust of the Plumbing industry and this has taken a lot of commitment from various companies and their teams to have ensured that you get a leak proof, reliable, durable & sustainable piping for your home / buildings.



  • CPVC was invented by Lubrizol (formerly B F Goodrich) in 1959 & commercialized in plumbing application under brand name of FlowGuard.

  • FlowGuard CPVC is the world's largest selling CPVC piping system with more than 2nd/3rd market share in plumbing.

  • CPVC piping was introduced in India by Lubrizol through its licensee under the brand name of FlowGuard in 1998.

  • In 2004, Lubrizol appointed 2 more licensees to promote & increase the reach of FlowGuard.

  • Lubrizol supported all its licensee in India by jointly working with them &:
    • Creating awareness of FlowGuard benefits leading to adoption.
    • Training programs for installers/ plumbers.
    • Doing demos of the systems.

  • These activities showcased FlowGuard & FlowGuard Plus became the most preferred brand in Plumbing & CPVC for the Indian users who were looking for reliable, durable & sustainable solution for their plumbing needs.

  • FlowGuard CPVC pipe and fittings were launched as per ASTM D 2846 & fully met the standards of performance, health and safety as established by numerous third-party, highly credible organizations such as National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) & was tested & certified by Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) , Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) & various test houses in India.

  • Success of FlowGuard CPVC & mass usage resulted in code formation for CPVC by Bureau of Indian Standards BIS 15778 for CPVC pipes in 2007. This helped CPVC in getting incorporated in CPWD DSR, State Schedule of rates, Indian Railways, MES, DG MAP to name a few.

  • Ashirvad Pipes Pvt Limited was the 1st Company in India to get FlowGuard CPVC BIS certified.

  • To disrupt the growth & success of FlowGuard, competitive materials spread misleading information on health issues which were countered by test certificates and proof of use for over 5 decades without any litigation in the world.

  • In 2014, Lubrizol upgraded FlowGuard to FlowGuard Plus.
    • 25% higher pressure rating at elevated water temperatures
    • Higher impact strength.
    • Differentiated look for easy recognition at work site & pipe, fitting, Solvent cement of FlowGuard Make ensuring compatibility of entire system.

    Facts About CPVC Pipes
  • In 2016 Lubrizol set up a compound plant in India to support its licensed manufactures.

  • Lubrizol & its manufactures continue to training plumbers and the use of FlowGuard CPVC Solvent cement to ensure leak proof and long-lasting piping systems.

  • In 2020, Lubrizol announced a partnership with Grasim Industries to set up World’s largest cPVC resin plant in India. This shall help Lubrizol & its licensed manufactures to retain and grow their leadership in the CPVC industry of India

  • In 2021, FlowGuard Plus was listed as a green product by GRIHA in their Green catalogue

  • Lubrizol has a comprehensive quality control plan for its licensed manufactures, and this ensures international quality of CPVC Pipe, CPVC Fittings & Solvent cement in India.

FlowGuard Plus pipes and fittings are manufactured & marketed by Ms. Ashirvad Pipes Pvt Limited & M/s. Prince Pipes & Fittings Pvt Limited under licensee agreement for India.



CPVC plumbing systems are the most preferred choice in India and many other countries because they offer a smarter piping option that is corrosion resistant, durable, easy and reliable to install, less expensive and, unlike metal, does not adversely affect water quality.

For more information, visit http://www.lubrizol.com/BuildingSolutions/FlowGuardCPVC.html. Or call any of our high-quality local manufacturers. 

Our history of providing superior piping solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications dates back to 1959 when Lubrizol (formerly BFGoodrich Performance Materials) invented chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC)

Binay Agrawal

Binay Agrawal

Binay Agrawal, a highly experienced and accomplished professional, currently holds the position of Business Head of the TempRite South Asia division at Lubrizol India.