Pipes are a basic element in network projects: high quality, hydraulic capacity and durability over time are the factors that must be taken into account in order for them to remain serviceable without being affected by mechanical, chemical and micro-biological actions.
The correct choice and use of sustainable materials in piping water resources present in nature is vital to curb environmental impact and achieve greater sustainability. Molecor contributes to reducing the environmental footprint left by human factors by producing sustainable pipes that respect natural ecosystems.
This environmental impact depends on the composition and application of the pipes, with the type of raw materials used, production processes, the product's finish and its useful life constituting the main factors that determine efficiency and sustainability throughout the product’s life cycle.
Molecor, with its exclusive Molecular Orientation technology, produces pipes and fittings made from Oriented PVC—100% recyclable material that can be reused for the manufacture of other plastic applications with lower technical requirements, thus reducing the volume of waste generated.
In addition to this, during the manufacturing process of TOM® pipes and ecoFITTOM® fittings, less raw material is used to obtain products with higher technical performances. The energy consumption needed to produce these pipes is much lower than that required to manufacture metal pipes, and due to the innovative production system developed by Molecor, energy efficiency is also improved when compared to the manufacture of other plastic pipes. Due to this lower energy consumption, the associated emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere are also lower—up to 33% lower than in the case of pipes made from other materials—which improves performance with regard to global warming. TOM® pipes are provided with the Huella Ambiental FVS ecolabel, promoted by the “Fundación Vida Sostenible” and the Working and Social Safety Ministry´s company´s responsibility, as grant of their commitment to sustainability.
In addition to the energy efficiency of the manufacturing process, the fact is that the load losses produced are much lower, since the interior surface of the tube is extremely smooth, and therefore, transport can be carried out at a higher speed, thus increasing the capacity of the network and minimizing, therefore, energy consumption in pumping.
TOM® PVC-O Class 500 Pipes and Molecor's ecoFITTOM® fittings optimize the consumption of natural resources providing greater durability, respecting the environment with a competitive environmental footprint compared to traditional materials and, as previously mentioned, are 100% recyclable.
On the other hand, PVC is a chemically inert material compared to all other materials present in nature, so there is no need to study in depth the nature of the soil where the pipe is going to be buried, or the quality of the water that will circulate inside. Furthermore, PVC is a homogeneous material resistant to internal and external corrosion, in other words, without coatings or cathodic protections that, in the event of detachment or malfunction, reduce the life of the pipe.
The optimization of water resources is also superior in TOM® pipes and in ecoFITTOM® fittings than in other products on the market, since the complete sealing of the joints and the durability of the pipes and fittings in the event of degradation prevent leaks in piped water—a matter of vital importance when it comes to a resource that is so scarce and important as water. TOM® and ecoFITTOM® are, therefore, excellent solutions for the management of water resources for future generations.
TOM® pipes and ecoFITTOM® fittings are the most environmentally friendly products on the market, those with the lowest environmental footprint and, therefore, better contribute towards the proper sustainable development of the planet: they are, ultimately, quality products oriented towards a sustainable tomorrow.