Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a plastic that is used widely. It is generated by polymerizing the monomers of vinyl chloride. It has a nebulous structure and has fire delaying and chemicals and oils resisting characteristics. It is added to modifiers so that its characteristics can be changed as per the demand of consumers in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market.
Various benefits of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facilitate its wide usage in automotives, construction, packaging and electrical industries. It is broadly put in use for making pipes, fittings, wires, tubes, sheets, cables, bottles and so on. The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market has expanded significantly over the past few years and is projected to improve rapidly in the coming five years.
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is mainly driven by increased demand for PVC in Asia Pacific and cost-effective probability of commodities based on PVC. Asia Pacific was estimated to be the main market of PVC in 2012. It occupied more than 50 percent of the worldwide demand in the same year. The region is also anticipated to expand at the maximum rate in the coming years.
This owes primarily to high improvement prospects in the construction industry. Growing infrastructural investments in developing nations of Latin America and Asia Pacific are estimated to drive worldwide demand for the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market. Moreover, expansion in automobiles is anticipated to drive further demand for the market.
Factors responsible for restricting and lessening the use of PVC for applications in healthcare are projected to hinder the flow of the market. In order to prevent such kinds of hindrances, the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market has been concentrating more on coming up with bio-based replacements to PVC. This is anticipated to offer future prospects to participants of the market.
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market is divided on the basis of regions and applications.