New Products # 1995 Edinburgh
The use of random copolymer polypropylene (PP-R) in hot water sanitary systems has grown substantially in Europe over the last five years. Borealis, which is a leading supplier of polyethylene and polypropylene for pipes and fittings, expects that the numerous benefits of PP-R over other materials will see this trend continue, and expand beyond Europe. Ongoing work on standards and specifications promises to further strengthen PP-R's competitiveness.
Many complete pipe and fitting systems are already available in countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, and Turkey.
This paper discusses the market development of PP-R in different countries, together with the various success factors that have contributed to the substitution of traditional non-plastic pipe solutions with PP-R systems in sanitary tap water installations.