(Plastics Today) -- During the recent Chinaplas show in Guangzhou, Borouge (Singapore), introduced a range of polypropylene materials manufactured at its new plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, specifically developed for the manufacture of non-pressure pipes used in gravity sewage and drainage applications in infrastructure and industry.
The flexible lightweight pipes produced from these materials are also easy to handle and install, and they provide a long maintenance free life being resistant to the corrosion and cracking that occurs in rigid concrete and asbestos cement pipes.
A prime example is the high stiffness Stormboss twin-walled drainage pipes produced in New Zealand by Waters and Farr (Onehunga) from BorECO BA415E polypropylene. These products have reportedly gained a reputation amongst engineers for being tough and durable solutions in a number of applications, including flood control and highway drainage.
In Iran, BorECO BA415E was successfully introduced for the production of internal wastewater pipelines used in luxury high rise buildings, hotels and villas. The pipes are of multi-layer construction comprising of a PP outer/inner layer and a mineral filled central PP layer for acoustic insulation.
In industrial applications, BorECO BA212E, a high modulus (HM) PP block copolymer grade, is being used for the production of spiral wound non-pressure pipes for industrial sea intakes, outfalls and large diameter sewage systems in Europe and the Middle East. The latest example is in Abu Dhabi, where local pipe producer Union Pipe Industries is using the Bauku spiral wound technology to produce a 3 metre diameter PP pipeline for a local refinery project. This is the first pipeline of its kind to be produced in the Middle East and has been pioneered by Borouge in close cooperation with the system owner, consultants and customer.