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Piping: the plastics revolution

The use of thermoplastics in the piping industry

In recent years, thermoplastics have innovated the field of piping. Indeed, the use of PVC, PE and PP in pipe production has made thermoplastics the preferred choice of many industries for transporting gas, water and other liquids.

The chemical industry, the food industry, the energy sector, water treatment, irrigation systems and municipal applications are just some of the sectors that choose plastic piping.

But why is plastic piping becoming increasingly popular?

Here are the advantages over metal:

  • Lightness: plastic pipes are very light and easy to transport and install.

  • Strength and durability: plastic pipes are more resistant to the wear and tear of time, weather and environmental influences and the corrosive action of chemicals and soils.

  • Insulation capacity: materials such as PVC, PE and PP offer greater insulation capacity than ferrous materials.

  • Flexibility: plastics are flexible and therefore easier to install and adapt.

  • Ease of production and processing: plastics are ideal for custom and oversized constructions. Furthermore, they can be joined together even if they are of different types, which makes them preferable for modification or extension work on existing installations.

  • Environmental impact: plastics such as PVC have a low environmental impact, making them ideal for environmentally friendly solutions.

But which material to prefer between PVC, PE and PP?

PVC is one of the most commonly used materials in pipe production due to its chemical-physical properties. PE, on the other hand, is particularly suitable for transporting fluids and gas. Corrugated PE pipes, on the other hand, are highly resistant and partially flexible. PP is very light and resistant to high temperatures and chemicals.

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