Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC-u) is one of the most widely used thermoplastic materials for pipe installations. Being odourless and tasteless it is suitable for conveying potable water and many food products. PVC-u has excellent chemical resistance. The good flow characteristics are the result of the smooth bore and have good resistance to abrasion. It is light in weight, easy to join together, making PVC-u a good alternative to the more traditional materials. PVC-u is resistant to most solutions of acids, alkalis, salts and solvents that can be mixed with water. Additional information in this respect can be obtained from our Technical Department.
Polypipe Effast PVC-u is stabilised with compounds conforming to the EEC safety levels for vinyl chloride momomer (VCM) and the WRAS requirements for use with potable water.
The chemical resistance properties of PVC-u are excellent: it is resistant to most solutions of acids, alkalis and salts and to solvents that can be mixed with water. PVC-u is not resistant to aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Temperature range: 0 °C ÷ +60 °C.