Tag: PVC

PVC Pipe Increase Monday, 1/25/21

What’s happening: PVC resin is going to increase in January and February. Due to overall availability and high demand. PVC pipe mills announced a 3% increase. A new list price sheet will be available 1/25/21. Commodity PVC resin, the raw material used to manufacture PVC pipe, is going to increase in January and February. This […]

January Market Update, Import Steel Increase 1/18

What’s happening: All three major pipe products categories all volatile to start 2021. PVC, copper and steel pipe have seen increases. This is due to increasing costs in raw materials and freight. The global market for raw materials including steel, PVC resin and copper has been more volatile than every before all at once. We […]

Container Freight Rates Continue to Surge

As previously mentioned, demand for ocean shipping has maxed out carrier capacity, and carriers are turning bookings away for shipments out of Asia, a major source of Globally Sourced Steel Pipe. Containers are piling up at ports, with 40′ storage containers becoming unavailable. 20′ containers are available, but in short supply and double the normal […]

A December Update on Commodity Products; Steel, Copper and PVC

Learn more about upcoming price increases on Globally Sourced Steel Pipe and Strut products. As the United States and the rest of the world recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the supply chain for commodity pipe products is being tested. Recent coronavirus surges in the U.S. have slowed recent reopenings, but news of upcoming vaccines are […]

New PVC Plumbing & Domestic Steel Price Increases

Domestic Steel Pipe: Domestic Steel pipe mills have announced that due to escalating input costs, they will be increasing prices by the amounts listed below: 5% on 1/2” – 4” Continuous Weld Pipe 5% on 2” – 18” Grade B ERW Pipe 5% on 1” – 8” Sprinkler Pipe We will be holding current price […]

New PVC Pipe List Price Sheet: 9/4/20

PVC Pipe mills have been subject to significant PVC resin cost increases over the last four months, which resulted in as many new list price sheets during that time. With major PVC resin producers declaring force majeure after Hurricane Laura, the PVC supply chain has been further restricted. With the cost of raw materials going […]

Hurricane Laura’s Impact on PVC Manufacturing

This past week, Hurricane Laura severely damaged parts of Louisiana where a large amount of PVC resin is produced. Many PVC Pipe mills are supplied from resin producers in this area. The aftermath is being assessed and PVC manufacturers are disclosing damages and timelines for repairs.  This disruption in the supply chain joins other challenges […]

Hurricane Laura and the PVC Supply Chain

A potentially large hurricane, being called Laura, is currently moving toward the Gulf Coast. There’s a lot of PVC-related manufacturing and infrastructure located in Laura’s path. This development has the potential to disrupt the PVC supply chain, which has already been experiencing tightness related to Covid-19 stoppages. What’s Happening, How We’re Preparing We’re currently preparing […]

PVC Pipe Increase, New Sheet 8/18/20

PVC Pipe mills have announced that due to continued cost increases of PVC resin, they have implemented a price increase effective immediately. This comes at a time of increased demand for PVC Pipe, but following a period of decreased PVC resin production due to Covid-related stoppages in the previous few months. This is the fourth […]

PVC Pipe Delivery From United Pipe & Steel

New List Price Sheet, PVC Resin Market Update

PVC pipe mills have just announced that due to the rising cost of PVC resin, which you can read more about below, an increase of about 5% will be applied to the following products: PVC Schedule 40 PVC Foam Core PVC Schedule 80 List price sheets are available here on our website. Our new list […]