Harvey’s Impact on PVC Manufacturing
Texas produces nearly three-quarters of the United States’ supply of ethylene, a gas used in the production of many essential items including PVC pipe and fittings. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that “61 percent of U.S. ethylene capacity has been closed” and that “production may not return to pre-storm levels until November…”. This shortage is impacting the entire supply chain with more than half of the nation’s capacity for producing polyethylene and polypropylene plastic at a standstill.
As always, we recognize the impact material pricing has on your business, so we are watching the markets closely to keep you up to date with the most current prices and availability. Our PVC Pipe Price List can be found HERE on our website.