A Glance at Plastic Pipe from All Angles

Megan Williamson
Colorado School of Mines

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Vast Range of Applications and Products
Plastic pipe can be used in virtually every sector of infrastructure; fire lines, gas lines, sanitary and storm sewers, irrigation, electrical conduits and indoor plumbing are the most prevalent sectors. Plastic piping offers a vast range of products; joints, fittings, valves, ducts, pumps and tanks.

Low Environmental Impact
At the end of their life PVC and HDPE pipes can be collected, recycled and used into other products.

Superior Durability
Plastic pipes unique chemical composition paired with a laminar molecular structure gives it the capacity of resisting structural failure far better than other materials

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