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The added value of PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used polymers in the world, it is an odourless, brittle thermoplastic, which is light-weight and easy to handle.
Due to its versatile nature, cost effectiveness and an excellent record of use, PVC is replacing traditional building materials such as clay, woods and metals in many applications and it is also used extensively in refurbishment.

 

  • Versatility
  • Cost-effective
  • Limited environmental impact in terms of CO2 emissions and energy used
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Why choosing PVC for you extrusion project?

STRONG AND LIGHTWEIGHT

STRONG AND LIGHTWEIGHT

Despite its low weight, PVC is extremely resistant to mechanical stress, abrasion, wear and corrosion. These features increase its durability and the possible applications.

EASY TO INSTALL

EASY TO INSTALL

Again thanks to its lightweight combined with resistance, it is a material that is easier to transport and install compared to heavier and more delicate materials such as wood and iron. This makes installation operations easier and faster, with obvious financial saving.

STRENGTH & DURABILITY

STRENGTH & DURABILITY

PVC is resistant to weathering, shock, decomposition and corrosion. Furthermore, it is strong and durable despite its relatively low weight, making it the preferred choice for clients who wants long-life products.

VERSATILITY

VERSATILITY

The physical properties of this material offer total freedom in terms of shapes and colours, making it compatible with any construction requirement.

COST EFFECTIVE

COST EFFECTIVE

In addition to being one of the most popular polymers, PVC is also among the cheapest ones to produce, while offering superior performance compared to other much more expensive alternative materials.

ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY AND SAFETY

ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY AND SAFETY

PVC meets all international safety standards and allows it to be recycled and converted into new products more than other types of plastic.

  • 01. PIPES

  • 02. WINDOW PROFILES

  • 03. WIRE AND CABLE

  • 04. ROOFING AND FLOORING

  • 05. HEALTHCARE

The main PVC APPLICATIONS

PIPES

PVC pipes are used in a wide variety of piping applications, from transportation of drinking water over drainage solutions to advanced fire-sprinkler systems. This popularity owes to a unique combination of properties: safety, durability/cost-efficiency, environmental performance and recyclability.

PVC piping systems show a much lower failure rate than other materials. In comparison with other materials, PVC pipes are also the most cost-efficient choice when viewed other their entire lifetime. This includes the costs to purchase pipes, install, operate and maintain and dismantle the pipeline.

The main PVC APPLICATIONS

WINDOW PROFILES

PVC is suitable for window profiles, sidings, flooring and wallcovering. In addition, PVC does not required frequent painting or does not corrode as iron and woods. In particular, the main characteristics of a window PVC frame are:

  • Insulation values and heating costs, making this type of frame the one with the highest energy saving potential.
  • PVC profiles are less expensive, allowing both suppliers and customers to save money as aluminium.
  • PVC windows are remarkably durable with a long service life. They are made with PVC granules that are extremely resistant to weather conditions.
The main PVC APPLICATIONS

CABLES AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS

PVC is not an electric conductor and is therefore an insulating material, excellent for electrical application such as wiring and cable sheathing.
Using PVC’s thermal efficiency, cables can bear high/low temperatures and they have flame retardant properties.

PVC cables do not harden and crack over time and find use in many applications from telecommunications to electric blankets.

In addition, PVC is extremely safe. It has been extensively researched and tested, and fulfils all international health and safety requirements. It is entirely non-toxic, and it has been deemed as having no more effect on the environment than the various alternatives.

The main PVC APPLICATIONS

ROOFING, FLOORING AND WALLS

PVC is commonly used also for tile flooring and sheet in hospitals, sporting clubs and commercial kitchen and every other public building where high level of hygiene and safety are required. Pavements in vinyl are waterproof, fire resistant and easy to clean.

As every other PVC applications, they can be customized with a large variety of colours and shape.
Focusing on wall covering, they are designed with a high thermal insulation and exceptional weathering performance, with a good resistance to UV light and at the same time they are useful even for refurbishing older homes.

The main PVC APPLICATIONS

HEALTHCARE

PVC has become the top choice when it comes to healthcare, from plastic bags and medical tubing to wall covering, flooring of hospital interiors. Thanks to its physical and technical features (chemical resistance, low maintenance) PVC represents 40% of the overall plastic medical devices used in hospitals and it is now the most widely used plastic in pre-sterilised single-use medical applications.

In order to make the vinyl softer and more flexible, plasticisers need to be added, but these are subject to pre and post evaluation procedures and are included in the European Pharmacopoeia, in addition PVC can be easily sterilised using such method as steam, radiation or EtO, Gamma Irradiation and Beta, making it safe and sterile.

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Polyolefine-based Composition for pipes

Polyolefins are macromolecules formed by the polymerization of olefin monomer units. The most common polyolefins are polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).

Polyolefin (PO) pipelines are well known throughout the world where they are used for water and gas distribution, and for sewage and wastewater disposal. In most cases the PE and PP pipelines are replacing metallic systems owing to their superior resistance to corrosion, abrasion and chemical attack.

Polypropylene and polyethylene are the most commonly used polyolefins:

  • Polyethylene (PE) with subgroups
  • ​Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Crosslinked polyethylene (PEX)
  • Polyethylene of Raised Temperature resistance (PE-RT)
  • Polypropylene (PP)

Remarkable advantages of Polyolefine (PO) pipes

no rust

NO RUST

PE and PP pipes have a structure which provides excellent resistance to chemicals. Thanks to their chemical inertia, they are resistant to organic acids (hydrochloric, sulfuric, etc.), alkalis, detergents, tension depressants, mineral oils and fermentation products.

No corrosion

NO CORROSION

PE pipes properties are not altered in the presence of corrosive soils, acid soil with low pH level and high sulphate content. They don't have problems of rot, rust, mold or mildew or rust, nor are they affected to algae, bacteria or fungi.

economical

ECONOMICAL INSTALLATION

PE pipes are flexible. They allow to be bent in cold, which speeds up and cheapens installation, which otherwise is very simple, as it perfectly adapts to the irregularities that may arise in the field. It must, always be compared the price of different material pipes plus the installation cost.

strength

STRENGTH AND DURABILITY

Recent technical developments elevated the quality of polypropylene, thus paving the way for market shares traditionally reserved for other polymers. Its strength is undoubtedly its resistance to acids, to chemical agents in general and to heat: PP, in fact, is able to maintain its properties unaltered even in extreme conditions, with temperatures up to 120 °C.

adaptability

ADAPTABILITY

In addition to joining HDPE with heat fusion, HDPE pipe can also be joined with stab or mechanical
fittings. HDPE pipe can easily be transitioned to and from non-HDPE piping systems utilizing mechanical
joint adapters, stab fittings and mechanical and flanged connections.

Recyclable

RECYCLABLE

Plastic waste is a valuable resource to get rid of them without using them as (recycled) material source or energy source (energy recovery). Once their useful life is over, polyethylene pipes can be mechanically recycled by triage process, cleaning and pelletizing becoming a new raw material, which at the same time, can be used for other products ́manufacturing, thus giving to material a new useful life.

  • Infrastructure sector

    INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR

  • Residential sector

    RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SECTOR

  • Po cable ducts

    PO CABLE DUCTS

  • Sewer pipes

    SEWER PIPES

  • Mining industry

    MINING INDUSTRY - OIL AND GAS

  • Drainage pipes

    DRAINAGE PIPES

  • Geothermic pipes

    GEOTHERMIC PIPES

  • District heating pipes

    DISTRICT HEATING PIPES

The main PO APPLICATIONS

INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR - WATER AND GAS DISTRIBUTION PIPES

PO pipes, up to 2600 mm in diameter, are widely used in the mains infrastructure of integrated water cycles: from uptake with withdrawal of the resource from the water catchment areas, to water treatment plants up to storage in water tanks and supply to users. Thy are increasingly widespread in the natural gas supply chain as well, in diameters up to 250 mm, for distribution and supply to the end consumers’ domestic mains.

The main PO APPLICATIONS

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SECTOR - HOME INSTALLATIONS PIPES

The features of PO pipes comply with the requirements for the following types of applications:

  • High resistance to internal pressure and heat for pipes intended for heating and hot water.
  • Maximum gas tightness for pipes of heating systems in order to prevent the corrosion of metal components caused by oxygen penetration and diffusion. In this connection, the materials PE-X, PE-RT, PP-R, PB and C-PVC, in addition to guaranteeing conformity to the requirements for plastic pipes, are the most suitable for these applications in the multi-layer version with oxygen barrier consisting of an aluminium or EVOH layer.

Pipes for residential installation

  • PE-Xc 4-layer pipe with EVOH oxygen barrier
  • PE-RT 5-layer pipe with EVOH oxygen barrier
  • Hot water pipe in fibreglass PP-R
The main PO APPLICATIONS

CABLE DUCTS

The segment relating to cable protection in electrical installations as well as in telecommunications sees plastic ducts increasingly taking centre stage, owing to their mechanical properties in terms on crushing and impact resistance. The former feature is the most important one, as the underground cable line is subject to the static load above compounded by the stresses caused by the soil covering it. The latter feature concerns accidental impacts with stones in the ground, being dropped against the surface of the item while it is being laid underground. We are able to meet the needs of manufacturers of different types of cable lines: smooth, corrugated, multiple ducting systems as well as mini-ducts for fibre optic cables, an application that is going through rapid growth.

The main PO APPLICATIONS

SEWER PIPES

Favoured over cast iron or vitrified clay, polyolefins (PO) assure high resistance to abrasion, corrosion, thermal oxidation, chemical agents and impacts. They feature dimensional stability, related to the degree of soil compaction, assuring a low degree of deformation and high elasticity, which means the duct is not liable to collapsing, permanently warping or cracking, resulting in a service life that may reach up to 100 years. In particular, the latest generation polypropylene (PP-HM) shows an even higher resistance than traditional polypropylene as well as other plastic materials normally used in ducting. Its excellent inertia to medium-high temperatures (up to 60°C and for a limited time even to 90°-110°C) makes it especially suitable for drain pipes, civil as well as industrial.

The main PO APPLICATIONS

PIPES FOR MINING INDUSTRY - OIL AND GAS

The activities for extraction of materials from mines and drilling for Oil & Gas extraction require pipes and fittings capable of withstanding heavy duty conditions and extreme stress. In the past, steel pipes were used as conveyance systems in mines, despite certain limitations, such as the noise level generated by sewage conveyance and contamination caused by the inevitable abrasion of steel. As a consequence, large diameter, thick pipes are favoured nowadays, manufactured in PE 100, whose polymer chains have properties and features specifically designed to manage and limit the effects of scratches, cuts and concentrated loads.

The main PO APPLICATIONS

DRAINAGE PIPES

PO pipes meet the strict regulations concerning underground drainage in the civil and agricultural sector –where infiltrations may cause severe damage – to collect and promote removal of excess water. In addition to road infrastructures, typical polypropylene applications are the drain pipes for railway tracks, airports and tunnels, heavily exposed to high static and dynamic loads. Polyethylene (PP) is preferred for bicycle and pedestrian lanes. Finally, polyolefins (PO) are the most efficient solution also to correct and regulate the quantity of water in agricultural land, averting the danger of crop flooding and asphyxiation of the root system.

The main PO APPLICATIONS

GEOTHERMIC PIPES

Ground source heat pumps are the most efficient source of heating and cooling energy for any type of building. The most common plastic piping materials used for geothermal systems is PE. Geothermal heat pumps can have efficiencies (COP) greater than 450% when operating in heating mode. Strong and tough material, suitable for applications up to 180°F (82°C) and beyond.

The main PO APPLICATIONS

DISTRICT HEATING PIPES

Resistant to chemicals and salts, physical impacts and corrosion, the most suitable pipes for this application must also assure high plastic flow properties and low heat dispersion. In this sector, PEX-A crosslinked Polyethylene stands out. A form of cross-linked polyethylene, produced by peroxide cross-linking, it makes it possible to produce high quality pipes with excellent performance. The extrusion process requires the polymer to be kept at high temperatures and pressures for a long time, so that it can be used in applications where the thermal resistance requirements are very stringent, as is the case with district heating, geothermal plants and the healthcare and industrial sector.

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