AMUT says that it has improved its lines producing polypropylene (PP) pipes extruded with glass fibers and mineral filler (calcium carbonate or barium sulphate).
The line, which has a range of diameters from 16 to 200 mm, with SDR 6–11, now incorporates a newly designed 3-layer co-extrusion head which allows a configuration A-B-A or A-B-C with external coloured stripes.
The pipes extruded with this technology are used for hot water piping and drainage piping. According to AMUT, glass fibers improve the elastic and mechanical properties of the material, the reduction in pipe thickness, maintaining the same resistance level, and the thermal expansion (fewer joints are required).
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