Plastic Pipe

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Features

  • Economical
  • Resists mild acids, alkalis and solvents
  • Chemical and corrosion resistant
  • Thermoforming performance
  • Not good with some vegetable oils, many organic chemicals such as polar solvents (e.g. ketones), aromatics, and chloronated hydrocarbons
  • Performs up to the maximum service temperature of 140°F, with design stress of 2000 psi at 73°F.
  • Joined by solvent cementing, threading, or flanging.

PVC plastic pipe

 

Common Industries

  • Chemical Processing
  • Industrial Plating
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Agricultural
  • Irrigation
  • Deionized Water Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Steel Wire Plants
  • Fish Farming
  • Waterworks

Common Applications

  • Plant Chemical Distribution Lines
  • Chilled and Tower Cooling Water
  • Chemical Drainage
  • Bleach Lines in Textile and Papermill
  • Wastewater Recovery Systems
  • Plant Water Supply
  • Brine and Seawater Systems
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Aquariums and Swimming Pools

CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride)

Features

  • Economical
  • Resists mild acids, alkalis and solvents
  • Chemical and corrosion resistant
  • Excellent for hot corrosive liquids and hot and cold water distribution
  • Thermoforming performance
  • Not good with some vegetable oils, many organic chemicals such as polar solvents (e.g. ketones), aromatics, and chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Performs up to the maximum service of 210°F, with design stress of 2000 psi
  • Requires less frequent piping supports
  • Joined by solvent cementing, threading, flanging

CPVC pipe

Common Industries

  • Chemical Processing
  • Industrial Plating
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Agricultural
  • Irrigation
  • Deionized Water Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Steel Wire Plants
  • Fish Farming
  • Waterworks
  • Circuit Board Manufacturing

Common Applications

  • Plant Chemical Distribution Lines
  • Acid Systems for Refineries, Picking Lines and Plating Shops
  • Chlorine Injection, Chlorine Dioxide, and Chloralkali Plant Piping
  • Bleach Lines in Textiles and Papermill
  • Alum and Caustic Handling System
  • Cooling Water and Cooling Tower Systems
  • Tailing and Slurry Lines
  • Wastewater Recovery Systems
  • Plant Water Supply
  • Brine and Seawater Systems
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Aquariums and Swimming Pools

PP (Polypropylene)

Features

  • Most versatile chemical resistance of the thermoplastic materials identified as the sentinels of industrial piping.
  • Suitable for mild solutions of acid, alkalis, hydroxides, salts and organic chemicals.
  • Material of choice for drainage of mixed industrial chemicals.
  • Half the strength of PVC or CPVC.
  • Nemesis for PP are strong oxidizers such as hydrochlorites and higher concentrations of sulfuric, nitric and hydrofluoric acids.
  • Performs up to the design stress of 1000 psi at 73°F.
  • Joined by Heat fusion, Electrofusion and threaded.

PP (Polypropylene) pipe

Common Industries

  • Chemical Processing
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial
  • Electronics
  • Food Processing
  • Mining
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Pharmaceutical

Common Applications

  • Industrial Process Pipelines
  • Potable and Ultra Pure Water
  • Sewerage and Drainage Systems
  • Wastewater Ducting Systems
  • Cable Protection
  • Floor and Wall Heating

 


PVDF (Kynar®)(Polyvinylidene Fluoride)

Features

  • Tough, abrasion resistant
  • Basic PVDF resin is essentially transparent to ultraviolet radiation
  • Chemical resistance to salts, strong acids, dilute bases, and many organic solvents, such as the aromatics, the aliphatic, and the chlorinated groups.
  • Ideal for handling wet or dry chlorine, bromine and other halogens
  • Not suitable for strong bases, hypochlorites, and some organic chemicals such as polar solvents and esters. These chemicals will attack it.
  • Performs up to the maxiumum service temperature of 280°F, with design stress of 1360 psi at 73°F.
  • Joined by the thermo-sealing socket fusion process, threading, or flanging

PVDF (Kynar®)(Polyvinylidene Fluoride)

Common Industries

  • Chemical Processing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Electronics
  • Processed Foods and Beverages

Common Applications

 


HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

Features

  • Durability, long term strength and integrity
  • Flexible and lightweight
  • Superior corrosion, chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Non-toxic, environmentally safe
  • Joined by Heat fusion, Butt socket, sidewall and Electrofusion

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

Common Industries

  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Pipeline Rehabilitation
  • Gas Gathering
  • Telecommunications
  • Oilfield Applications
  • Landfills
  • Water and Sewer
  • Power Plants
  • Industrial and Mining
  • Chemical and Petroleum Refining
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Fiber-optics

Common Applications

  • Fuel Handling
  • Drainage
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Potable Water
  • Underground Fire Mains
  • Reclaim Water
  • Intake Water
  • Sliplining
  • Pipe Bursting
  • CATV and Electric Power
  • Transmission Lines
  • Slurry or Discharge Lines