Based on customer/distributer notifications from Diamond Plastics, Napco, and JM Eagle, several resin manufacturers for PVC pipe have recently declared force majeure for various reasons, including impacts on resin plants created by Hurricane Laura in the Gulf region of the country. These impacts have in turn created difficulties within the PVC pipe industry and have triggered pricing and availability issues. Based on past experience, these shortages can also affect the prices of HDPE and CIPP products. It is advisable to contact pipe suppliers for price and lead time quotes for any projects that are close to bidding.
See the links below for copies of the customer/distributer notifications and other sources.