A supplier for the polyolefin pipe industry has announced the relaunch of two of its compounds, used for hot and cold water pipes.
Austria-based Borealis has upgraded its crosslinkable polyethylene (PEX-a) compound Borealis HE1878E-C2 and its polypropylene random crystalline temperature (PP-RCT).
Borealis says the fact its PP-RCT meets the updated global EN ISO 15874 standard demonstrates the company’s commitment to innovation and developing global standards.
It is said the new HE1878E-C2 will open up new and additional opportunities for pipe producers in North America, while at the same time enabling producers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to gain a competitive edge through product differentiation.
Gilles Rochas, Borealis Vice President of Energy & Infrastructure said: “Having achieved the highest possible chlorine resistant qualification on the market, HE1878E-C2 underscores the Borealis commitment to innovation and excellence which ultimately benefits the entire pipe value chain.”
Anton Wolfsberger, Borealis Marketing Manager of Energy & Infrastructure said of the PP-RCT pipe material: “Designers and installers are increasingly seeing the benefits available.”
“Our materials are well established on the market as reliable, high quality PP-RCT pipe materials.”