Thermoplastic Solution & Application
Thermoplastic is an organic material made up of polymer resins that can be as pliant as rubber when heated, or as strong as aluminium when cooled without any change in chemistry or mechanical properties. It is light weight and energy efficient in manufacture and processing as not only its components can be made in high volume with high precision and low cost, but also it can replace metals with a weight savings.
Thermoplastic pipes function as an important role to deliver oil, gas, and other vital resource to consumers, so the pipe system must be efficient, economical, and reliable to minimize risk of leaks and contamination. Thermoplastic pipes are normally used for conveyance of water, chemicals, heating fluid and cooling fluids, foodstuffs, slurries, compressed air, gases, and others in different industries such as water and gas utilities, power and energy industrial, electronics manufacturing, medical and pharmaceutical, and building construction.
PPR Thermoplastic Piping System in Malaysia
PPR stand for polypropylene random copolymer type 3, a thermoplastic resin produced through the polymerization of propylene, with ethylene links introduced in the polymer chain. PPR pipe is a plastic pipe specially designed for PPR fittings that are equipped for all potable water applications and heating systems as it can withstand high internal pressure which can prolong its service life even at elevated temperature.
In Malaysia, 85% of industries and manufacturers use PPR thermoplastic piping system for residential cold and hot water system, underground heating system, conveyor of industrial water and chemical materials, sanitary and pure water pipelines, compressed air pipelines, drink manufacturing and conveying system, and other industrial and agricultural pipelines. It can hold 20 ° C and 25 ATM pressure and provides heat insulation for among 20 °C and +95°C which perform its durability for 50 years lifetime. Therefore, it is suitable to use in Malaysia as the weather in Malaysia is hot and humid, interspersed with tropical rain showers, and the temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C average throughout the year.