June 2021, Vol. 248, No. 6

Features

PVC Pipes Dominate South Africa Pipelines Market by Wide Margin

By Shem Oirere, Contributing Editor   South Africa’s plastic pipes market is dominated by polyvinyl (PVC) pipes, according to a survey by industry lobby Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA).  The Transnet Pipelines is a chief user of PVC pipe in Africa. (Photo: Transnet Pipelines) Production of the PVC pipes has risen to 78,000 tons based on the qualitative and quantitative survey carried out for SAPPMA by LHA Management Consultants.  The bulk of the PVC pipes (72%) is used for pressure. Production of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes falls behind PVC pipes at 48,000 tons, currently in use in the local market wit

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