Plastic Pipes Conference Association # 1998 Gothenburg
Pipes made .from plastics are widespreadly used for numerous applications, and pipes made from polypropylene (PP) play a major role in manv of these fields, but especially in sectors such as pressurised industrial piping, domestic hot and cold water distribution and soil & waste discharge systems. Polypropylene block copolymer (PP-B), one of the main PP-Iypes, has become the material of choice .for modern buried sewage piping system3 by major European pipe manufacturers. PCD Polymere, a major supplier of polyethylene and polypropylene, expects that the excellent characteristics of PP-B will contribute in penetrating .significantl,v into the market o f non-plastics materials for sewage pipes. High impac~.strength, excellent chemical resistance and high resistance to abrasion are some of /he outstandin~fiatziresof this material. In addition, European standards for PP sewage pipes are lcrrgeli concltrded, which give a solid basis for broadening the use of PP. Thi.spcrperfbcusse.~on u nnv generation of'PP-Bfeatliring an extra high modulus (XMOD) and excellent impact strength. which makes high-qualily, veery low weight and competitive sewage piping systenis nvc/ilable, and opens new opportunities for the pla.vticspipe industry.
Author(s) : Fiedler, Ebner
In the past, rigid pipes made of conventional materials such as vitrified clay, concrete or cast iron were the preferred materials for sewage pipe works in many countries in Europe like in Germany due to their wide availability and their familiarity to the end-user. Such pipes do not fulfill the increasingly rising...
Author(s) : Ebner
Polypropylene (PP) has a long and successful tradition as a material for piping applications. Polypropylene can be modified in many ways to tailor it for the needs of specific applications and markets. Typical examples are sanitary pressure piping systems made from PP random co-polymers (PP-R) for domestic hot and...
Author(s) : Walton, Al Mehairi, Ebner, Jepson