PVC-O pipes are produced using molecular orientation technology to create the next generation of plastic pipes for high-pressure water supply.
As part of its growth strategy across MEA, Molecor recently signed an agreement with Corys Piping Systems, manufacturers of Hepworth, for its innovative PVC-O pipes. PVC-O offers tremendous benefits in terms of cost, jointing technology, high levels of durability and extremely long lifetime, backed by a 50-year guarantee.
TOM® PVC-O pipes are exclusively developed with Molecor innovative technology, which provides maximum molecular orientation. Furthermore, Molecor, in its continuous R&D process, has created an exclusive system for the manufacture of highly efficient oriented PVC fittings with which the company is able to produce these products with the highest mechanical properties.
Speaking on the occasion, Maged Makar, General Manager Oman and Regional Director of New Business Development of Corys Piping Systems said, “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Molecor to offer our customers a product that is sustainable and environmentally friendly across its lifecycle, from production through to installation, use and even beyond to recycling and re-use.”
Emphasizing the reasons for Corys Piping Systems selection of this technology, Maged added that the new technology compliments the company’s vision; it offers significant advantages in terms of hydraulic efficiencies, long-term performance, as well as total installed cost savings thanks to its easy push, fit installation technique and lightweight structure.
Ignacio Muñoz, Chief Executive Officer of Molecor, said that “With the signing of this agreement with Corys Piping Systems, a company with great repute and experience in this sector, Molecor will be able to also provide customers in the Gulf area with PVC-O pipes. Molecor´s PVC-O pipes are worldwide renowned for their highest quality, excellent physical and mechanical properties and lowest carbon footprint for the transport of pressurized water”.
Molecular orientation, PVC-O pipes present several advantages both in terms of quality of the product and its mechanical properties. The molecular orientation principle of the polymeric chains results in much-improved impact resistance and reduced crack propagation while improving the pipe strength and fatigue resistance. Moreover, since the pipe flow cross-sectional area is increased and surface roughness is reduced, lifetime pumping cost savings are attained. Finally, the long-term performance of PVC-O has proven a sustainable alternative to other potential material candidates due to its non-corrosive nature and high chemical resistance to commonly dosed chemical substances.
Molecor is the only company in the world that produces PVC-O pipes up to DN1200 mm with pressure classes ranging from 12.5 to 25 bar. Molecor is also the sole producer of PVC-O fittings.