PVC O pipes : an economical & environmental analysis for water companies and pipe
The global crisis has brought new challenges to the water industry. Meanwhile investments in
water are nearly unavoidable to maintain or increase the living quality; the real situation is
that water companies, either publics or private, are as stressed as all other kind of companies
in the world. It is so, that the need of water infrastructure is forcing to lower cost products and
installation cost, transmitting the pressure on prices on installers and pipe manufacturers. At
the same time, worldwide the threat of climate change has pushed many governments to
define its policy looking for more ecological, environmental friendly solutions on every activity.
It´s really difficult to find solutions that combine better performance, cost reduction and lower
PVC O pipes are today perhaps the solution that better fits this difficult equation.
Astonished increment in mechanical properties enables a less consumption of raw material
maintaining the same performance, and this is affecting positively to all the players in the
water industry. Less material means less oil consumption, together with a higher flow capacity
in the same pipe, and more efficiency for pipe installers.
Last generation of PVC O technologies allow simple transformations of standard PVC U lines
into PVC O lines, bringing extreme savings for pipe manufacturers, and large benefits for
potential pipe customers and end users that will welcome this high class and environmental
friendly solution in this global challenging situation.
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