Molecor Tecnologia is a Spanish company founded in 2006 and considers itself a pioneer in air-based molecular orientation technology applied to pipelines for the transport of water.
Today, the company’s interests are divided into two lines of business. Molecor Canalizaciones manufactures and commercialises PVC-O pipes and Molecor TECH is able to manufacture PVC-O pipes up to DN 800mm (30”) and 25 bar (365 psi).
The first PVC-O pipe manufactured with Molecor-patented technology was the DN200mm. It was produced just in time to be shown at K-2007, which was also Molecor’s first K-Show.
In 2008 the range increased to DN400mm, which was until then the ‘unofficial’ limit for PVC-O pipes.
Molecor says it was able to break this limit for the first time in 2010 by manufacturing tubes of larger diameters such as the DN450 and DN500 mm. The latter came to be known as “the biggest PVC-O pipe in the world” and that is how Molecor chose to present the product at K-2010. A conference was also held with a very positive response from the public.
Between K-2010 and K-2013, Molecor has gone a long way to increase the range of PVC-O pipes now produced. In 2010 the range went from DN90mm to DN500mm (4’’ -20’’) in PN16 (232 psi) and PN25 bar.
Today, PVC-O pipes are manufactured up to DN630mm (24’’) PN25, and the technology is now apparently ready to reach up to DN 800mm (30’’).
Molecor expanded in 2011 and an additional factory was opened on the outskirts of Madrid, with the aim of further improving and advancing in R&D.
This year the company is again moving to a larger facility in order increase its manufacturing capacity and therefore offer an improved service to its clients.
At K-2013, Molecor will present one of its latest technological developments, the ISS+. ISS+, patent pending, is designed to manufacture PVC-O pipes with the Integrated Seal System, where the gasket is placed automatically inside the socket.