Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) Water Pipe
Common Product
MasterFormat 21 13 00 Fire-Suppression Sprinkler Systems; 22 11 16 Domestic Water Piping; 40 23 23 Potable Water Process Piping

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Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin is manufactured by adding additional chlorine molecules to a polyvinyl chloride homopolymer, typically via a free radical chlorination reaction. This process increases the chlorine atom content from...

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Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin is manufactured by adding additional chlorine molecules to a polyvinyl chloride homopolymer, typically via a free radical chlorination reaction. This process increases the chlorine atom content from about 57% weight of a standard PVC polymer to between 63 and 69% weight of the CPVC polymer. CPVC pipes have several performance benefits over standard PVC pipes. They can withstand higher temperatures, and they have improved fire and corrosion resistance. They are typically designed to operate at a maximum temperature of 180°F at 100 psi. CPVC pipes can be used for hot and cold water distribution systems for single and multifamily buildings as well as many industrial process piping applications. CPVC pipes come in a wide range of copper tube sizes (CTS) as well as schedule 40 and schedule 80 iron pipe sizes (IPS). Joints are typically fused together using solvent cement, which is a combination of CPVC resin and solvents. Some applications also require the use of a primer along with the solvent cement, while threaded connections require the use of PTFE tape. These accessory products may introduce additional hazards but are outside the scope of this CP.

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
CHLORINATED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (CPVC)
68648-82-8
82.59% Polymer Subscribe to view
CHLORINATED POLYETHYLENE (CPE) (alternate CASRN is 63231-66-3)
64754-90-1
4.41% Impact Modifier Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
4.27% Pigment Subscribe to view
Calcium carbonate
471-34-1
4.16% Filler Subscribe to view
Calcium stearate
1592-23-0
2.03% Heat Stabilizer Subscribe to view
ethene, homopolymer, oxidized
68441-17-8
2.02% Lubricant Subscribe to view
ORGANOTIN COMPOUNDS
0.52% Heat Stabilizer Subscribe to view
Vinyl chloride
75-01-4
<0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
CHLORINATED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (CPVC)
68648-82-8
82.59% 82.59% Polymer Subscribe to view
CHLORINATED POLYETHYLENE (CPE) (alternate CASRN is 63231-66-3)
64754-90-1
4.41% 4.41% Impact Modifier Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
4.27% 4.27% Pigment Subscribe to view
Calcium carbonate
471-34-1
4.16% 4.16% Filler Subscribe to view
Calcium stearate
1592-23-0
2.03% 2.03% Heat Stabilizer Subscribe to view
ethene, homopolymer, oxidized
68441-17-8
2.02% 2.02% Lubricant Subscribe to view
ORGANOTIN COMPOUNDS
0.52% 0.52% Heat Stabilizer Subscribe to view
Vinyl chloride
75-01-4
<0.01% <0.01% Residual Subscribe to view

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Other Process Chemicals
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HBN Resources (9)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Chlorine & Building Materials Project: Phase 1 Africa, The Americas, and Europe
Report Environmental Impacts of Polyvinyl Chloride Building Materials
Report Chlorine & Building Materials Project: Phase 2 Asia Including Worldwide Findings
Report Healthy Environments: What's New (and What's Not) With PVC
Report Post-Consumer Polyvinyl Chloride in Building Products
Report To Increase The Use Of Recycled Content In Building Products: Reduce Health Hazards & Improve Feedstock Quality
Tool HBN's Transformation Targets: A Framework for Driving Market Change
Report A Cheat Sheet for Decoding Vinyl Product Literature
Tool Water Pipes Hazard Spectrum
Sources
Sources for Common Product Data
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Adams 2011
ASTM D1784
Bow TDS
Charlotte Plastics Technical Manual
Comptox 106-99-0
Corzan CPVC
Corzan Solvent Cement
Epolene PE SDS
Faust 2017
FlowGuard FAQs
Genova Brochure
Genova CPVC
Georgia Gulf MSDS
Heim
Hi-Wax 220 MP Brochure
HSDB 108-94-1
Isaacson 2020
Lubrizol US20180002518A1
Novista Stabilizers
NPDWR 117-81-7
NPDWR 7440-36-0
NPDWR 75-01-4
NSF-ANSI 372 Technical Requirements
PPFA CPVC Pipe Installation Handbook
PPI TR-3-2020 Policies
PPS CPVC
PPS Pipe Charts
Rheolub RL-165 TDS
Rinker Materials Fillers
Sekisui US10000634B2
SIN List 106-99-0
Skjevrak
Tomboulian
Tyrin 3611E
US20060111495A1
USEPA NPDWR
Vinyl Sustainability Council 2019
Westlake CPVC SDS
Xirtec CPVC Technical Manual