In 1960, CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) was developed as a tough, reliable plumbing material. Today, millions of homes and businesses around the world trust our products to deliver clean, safe drinking water.
Chlorinated Polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is a specially engineered thermoplastic polymer widely used for the transportation of potable Hot & Cold water in plumbing applications, water in fire sprinklers piping, and chemicals in industrial applications.
CPVC is a modified version of PVC. PVC is a higher polar polymer that allows working with a wide range of additives that permit a broad range of physical property characteristics. This allows many different compositions of PVC compounds and allows a great diversity of applications from rigid PVC used in pipes to flexible PVC used in packaging etc.
As CPVC is a modified version of PVC, it has a higher level of chlorine than PVC. CPVC becomes an even higher polar polymer, and this polarity permits the use of a wide range of additives that can be incorporated into it. However, due to the higher chlorine content, the use of additives becomes very selective and hence needs more precision.
Used to protect the CPVC Resin during compounding, processing & final use.
Help in the flow of the CPVC compounds. It’s an part of the composition, especially in extrusion and injection molding processes.
Added to improve the toughness of the end product.
Aesthetic characteristics are important so pigments are used to improve the appearance and uniform look.
As CPVC is extruded or injection molded, processing aids help in maintain the melt flow.
Lubrizol sells CPVC compounds to its licensed manufacturers around the globe. Besides the Raw material, Lubrizol provides comprehensive guidance and support in plant set-up, manufacturing, quality control and assurance, product awareness, demand creation, on-site training for installation.
The Pipes are co-branded with FlowGuard® Plus along with the manufacturers' names. This highlights Lubrizol’s commitment to delivering quality products to end-user.
FlowGuard® Plus mark is the property of Lubrizol Advanced Materials. Lubrizol Advanced Materials is a berkshire hathaway company.