Plastic pipe lends itself to a wide range of innovative and cost-saving installation methods.
Horizontal directional drilling- is a trenchless method of installing underground pipes, by using a surface drill that horizontally inserts the pipe into place. This process poses minimal impact to the [...]
Today, PVC is the second-most used plastic in the world, and part of a $20 billion-a-year industry, according to the Polymer Science Learning Center at the University of Southern Mississippi. More than half of all PVC manufactured is used in the construction business — the [...]
Plastic pipe exceeds iron pipe in durability, longevity and performance. Independent studies by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the Plastics Pipe Institute show PVC and PE , respectively last longer than 100 years.
Not so with iron pipe. The National Research Council of [...]
University of California, Davis Read the Paper (PDF)
Excerpts from, Lifecycle Cost and Performance of Plastic Pipelines in Modern Water Infrastructure
Ease and Cost of Installation
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method offers significant costs savings. Plastic pipe makes up 66.8% of all pipe materials used [...]
Tennessee Technological University Read the Paper (PDF)
Excerpts from, The Advantages of Plastic Pipe in a Modern Infrastructure
The difference in cost between plastic and steel is staggering. The amount of money that would be saved, considering installation alone, would amount to $2.8 [...]
Colorado School of Mines Read the Paper (PDF)
Excerpts from, A Glance at Plastic Pipe from All Angles
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 [...]