Glass fiber fabric qualified for drinking water pipes

New water pipes being installed, produced using Metyx multiaxial fabrics.
New water pipes being installed, produced using Metyx multiaxial fabrics.

Metyx says that its range of multiaxial glass fiber fabrics has recently gained accreditation for being safe to use in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin glass fiber reinforced (GRP) drinking water pipes and GRP potable water storage systems.  

According to the company, its Metyx multiaxial glass fiber fabrics were independently tested according to the migration standard XP P 41-250-2 by CARSO-Laboratoire Santé Environnement Hygiène de Lyon, and are now certified for use in the reinforcement of materials in contact with drinking water according to circular standard DGS/SD7A/2006/370.

Multiaxial glass fiber fabrics, also known as non-crimp fabrics (NCF), are made up of one or more layers of unidirectional glass fibers stitched together. This type of GRP reinforcement is often used to make water, drainage and sewage pipes, Meytx says.

‘The addition of this new drinking water pipe approval has extended the reinforcement product offering that Metyx is now able to supply to both new customers and our existing GRP pipe producers,’ said Bahattin Sendogan, European sales director.

The company has also reportedly been awarded DNV GL and Lloyds Register certifications for marine and wind energy composites applications. Metyx technical textile products are manufactured according to TUV Nord and SGS certified ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standards.

This story uses material from Metyx, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.