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Iplex HPPE Pipe is made from High-Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) and used in water and sewage applications. These pipes are made from the tough
PE100 polymer, a stronger, higher-density material than PE80, demonstrating high resistance to rapid crack propagation (60°C to -30°C) and long-term
stress cracking. Browse our HPPE water pipes below.

What is High-Performance Polyethylene (HPPE)?

High-performance polyethylene, often called high-performance PE or HPPE, is a type of polyethylene plastic modified to exhibit enhanced mechanical and thermal properties compared to standard polyethylene. Polyethylene is a commonly used polymer in various applications due to its excellent chemical resistance, low cost, and ease of processing. High-performance polyethylene offers improved characteristics that make it suitable for more demanding and specialised applications.

What are the Benefits of HPPE Pipe?

HPPE pipe assists in water distribution, wastewater management, oil and gas transport, mining slurries, agricultural irrigation, chemical processing, geothermal energy, dredging, landfill leachate collection, and infrastructure construction. The numerous benefits of this piping make it an excellent choice for several applications. Here are the top benefits of HPPE pipe:

Corrosion Resistance & Durability

HPPE pipes are highly resistant to corrosion from various chemicals, making them suitable for applications where other materials might degrade over time. This resistance makes them ideal for transporting corrosive fluids in chemical processing and wastewater systems. HPPE pipes also have an incredibly long service life. They can withstand the effects of abrasion, impact, and environmental factors, leading to reduced maintenance requirements and extended operational lifespans. These pipes exhibit high tensile strength and are capable of withstanding high-pressure applications. This strength is valuable in oil and gas, mining, water distribution, and similar industries.

Lightweight & Smooth

Despite their strength and durability, HPPE pipes are relatively lightweight, simplifying transportation, handling, and installation. This property can lead to cost savings in terms of labour and equipment. These pipes typically have a smooth interior surface that facilitates good flow characteristics. This feature is important for applications where fluid flow efficiency is critical, such as water distribution and sewage systems.

A Versatile Solution

HPPE pipes find applications in several industries, including water and wastewater management, oil and gas, mining, agriculture, and more. Their versatility makes them a valuable investment for projects with varied requirements. The ability of HPPE pipes to meet the specific demands of different industries enhances their appeal to investors seeking a versatile and adaptable material.

Find HPPE Piping for Several Applications

Rural Water provides plastic piping options to suit different applications across several industries. We stock many lengths and sizes, so finding the perfect pipe for your needs is easy. We have New Zealand's biggest range of water tanks, pipes, and culverts. If you're interested in streamlining your water storage and management, we can help. Get in touch with the experts at Rural Water to request a quote or learn more about our product range.

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