A general overview of the polyethylene market is given in relation to the use of non
plastics materials. The advantages of using polyethylene pipe systems are
highlighted. The value and success of polyethylene pipe systems to the utilities in
economic and environmental tenns is discussed including the role of standardisation.
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The use of polyethylene in pipe systems for the distribution of gas, water and other industrial applications has grown rapidly over recent years. The development of polyethylene compounds with ever improving combinations of toughness and flexibility has contributed to this success but the key factor has been the...