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A growing body of evidence is identifying plastic pipes as the sustainable choice for development — now and in the future. Plastic piping systems are strong, durable, light-weight and flexible, requiring significantly less energy to fabricate, transport and install than either the metal or concrete alternatives....

Farmers often ask the question, ‘do we use PVC culvert or twin-wall HDPE culvert?’ PVC culvert has long been the traditional plastic culvert, used in New Zealand for decades. It has typically been made from a regrind PVC to lower costs. Some quality PVC culvert pipes...

Gravel, rocks, sharp stones and acidic effluent or chemicals can all contribute to the erosion and corrosion of your pipes. In scientific testing polyethylene piping has shown strong abrasion resistance, with considerably reduced wear rates compared to other materials. Pipe surfaces can be worn away over...

HOW TO CARRY OUT REPAIRS OR CONNECTIONS AFTER INSTALLATION Fixing broken PVC pipes can be a difficult job. PVC pipes do not bend, giving you two fixed points with which to try and carry out the repair. There are a few different products you can use...

Thanks to their chemical structure, plastics are capable of resisting the effects of the atmosphere, of water and many other chemicals which corrode metals. For this reason, they are also employed as a corrosion protection coating for metals and are referred to as chemically resistant. Although...