Comparing PVC Liners With CIPP Liners

As a plumbing contractor, you’ll have to choose the best materials and techniques to repair your customer’s pipes. When considering the merits of PVC liners vs. CIPP liners, it helps to compare their features and advantages. When purchasing Thermoform, our customer care team offers product guidance and support to help you make an informed decision.


Our company prioritizes safety. We want you and your customers to enjoy a safe environment. Our PVC liners require no mixing. They don’t release VOCs, so you can prepare and deploy them in confined spaces with minimal airflow. Even if exposed to alkaline, corrosive, or acidic substances, the PVC doesn’t leach chemicals into the soil, groundwater, potable water, or air.

Structural Integrity

PVC liners cure and seal directly on the host pipe. You don’t need any other equipment to keep the liner in place during or after the curing process. CIPP liners require permanent stainless steel bands. Those bands may crack, loosen, or disintegrate over time. For longevity and durability, PVC liners deliver better results.

Speed of Restoration

Your customers don’t want to be without wastewater services for extended periods. PVC liners cure with steam. As soon as they reach the curing temperature, the curing process begins. The time from start to finish for curing the liner ranges from a few minutes to a couple of hours. With CIPP liners, you have to prepare and apply chemicals and wait for the chemical interaction to complete. This could take days under suboptimal conditions. This prolongs the restoration process. PVC liners minimize your downtime and ensure rapid restoration of the host pipe.

For more information about PVC fold and form pipe liners VS. cured in place pipe liners or for help placing an order on Thermoform, contact us today.

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