PP sewage pipes ensuring a healthier future in Asia and the Middle East
Youssef Taha, Jarmo Harjuntausta, Gunter Dreiling
Papers # 2010 Vancouver
Polypropylene Block Copolymers (PP-B) have a long and successful track record as a material
for non-pressure piping applications in Europe. Many PP sewage systems have now been in
service for over 30 years and since the introduction of the new PP high Modulus (PP-HM) grades
in the 1990’s, market growth has been remarkably high.
The PP-B sewage pipe market in Asia and Middle East is now set for a similar strong growth to
that witnessed in Europe. With the continued failure of concrete and asbestos cement sewage
systems, there is a significant opportunity for plastic pipes to replace existing networks and
improve the standard of life in Asia and the Middle East. This paper will underline the benefits
and whole life value of PP-B compared to other materials, and highlight the growth and
subsequent opportunities for plastic pipes in Asia and the Middle East.
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Author(s) : Tiem Meijering, Jeannette Mulder, Günter Dreiling, Heinz Vogt
In this study, it has been demonstrated that a 100 years service-lifetime for non-pressure sewage pipes, solid wall pipes and structured-wall pipes of PE and PP, can be expected provided some basic conditions are met. It has been demonstrated that the resistance to thermo-oxidative degradation of the applied materials...
Author(s) : Martina Sandholzer, Michael Jerabek, Christophe Salles, Günter Dreiling
Due to the combination of climate change impact, resulting in many regions of the world having a heavier and unpredictable rainfall, together with increased urbanization, the possibility for lower natural infiltration of the water into the soil has created a real challenge for storm water management systems. Forecast...
Author(s) : Xu Yijiong, Liu lIangbing, Dongyu Fang, Cindy Wang, Jarmo Juhani Harjuntausta, Youssef Taha
Key words : Corrugated pipe, PP-HM, PE, sewage, drainage
Whilst plastic pipes are already used in China for underground sewage and drainage
applications the properties and processing limitations of the materials used are such
that they are not able to fulfill all the requirements for large diameter or higher...