PVC pipes (PVC-U), which are known as plica pipes in Iran, are the same gray pipes that are widely used in a wide range of projects of water and sewage transmission lines, covering telecommunication cables and electricity. . These pipes are safe, durable, economical and recyclable. These unique features of Plica pipes make them popular.
The main material of PVC pipes is a polymer that is composed of oil, gas, air and salt water and during the process of combination with other materials, PVC pipes are produced.
PVC pipes are classified in terms of degree of resistance to tension, heat, chemical and acidic and impact.
Safe and harmless Plica pipes
PVC pipes are a good choice for transferring drinking water. This is due to the high degree of impermeability and resistance to corrosion and abrasion, heat and acidic and alkaline materials. Research shows that PVC pipes are the only plastic in which Biofilm does not form or quickly decays if formed.
PVC pipes are durable and cost-effective
The first PVC piping system was installed more than 80 years ago and most of them are still in use. The expected life of a PVC pipe for underground pipes is 100 years or more. PVC piping systems show much lower failure rates than other materials. Long service life, easy installation and maintenance and low cost have made PVC pipes a very economical choice.
American pipe systems failure statistics in 2018:
PVC pipes are the best choice for the environment
PVC pipes have clear environmental advantages over traditional materials. Plica pipes as a low carbon plastic material require less energy and resources to produce.
Due to the low weight of these pipes, less energy is consumed during transportation. In addition to long service life and minimal maintenance costs, PVC pipes are easily recyclable. Many new PVC pipes contain recycled materials. For example, the inner layer of three-layer pipes is made of recycled PVC. In addition, the ultra-smooth surface of PVC pipes reduces pumping costs and energy consumption. Leak-free connections eliminate water loss. This is very beneficial for the environment.
Recyclable PVC pipes
PVC pipes are easily recyclable and can be recycled several times without damaging their technical properties. About 50,000 tons of PVC pipes are recycled in Europe every year. This recycling is used to produce new pipes and a range of other PVC products. Issuance of quality certificates for recycled materials ensures the safety and quality of recycled Plica pipes.
Create jobs and save energy by recycling PVC
The use of recycled PVC contributes to the goals of resource efficiency and conservation of natural resources. For every kilogram of PVC recycled, 2 kilograms of CO2 are stored. Accordingly, CO2 savings from PVC recycling in Europe currently exceed 1.2 million tons per year. In addition, the primary energy demand for recyclable PVC is made up to 90% lower than PVC production. In fact, recycling PVC creates green jobs. 639,648 tons of PVC in 2017 by Europe in 2017 helped create 1,200 direct jobs in recycling units.
European PVC recycling in 2017 contributed to:
Jobs created: 1200
CO2 saved: 1200000t
Energy saved compared to virgin PVC production: 90%
Some famous brands of Plica pipes in Iran
Among the important factories producing Plica pipes in Iran, we can mention PTN, KICO, etc.