Bionax™ PVCO Pressure Pipe from IPEX Represents a Giant Step Forward for the Environment

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Source: IPEX

Toronto, ON -- March 30, 2009 -- After a multi-million dollar investment to bring the world’s most advanced extrusion technology to North America, IPEX has launched Bionax  PVCO Pressure Pipe. 

Using a revolutionary new production process, PVC is molecularly modified under precisely controlled stress and temperature conditions to form a new material – Biaxially Oriented PVC or PVCO. This remarkable process transforms PVC in to a “super material” with almost double the tensile strength, and three times the toughness of the starting stock. In addition, this new material exhibits dramatically increased fatigue resistance and ductility.

Bionax PVCO pipe is suitable for buried potable water mains, irrigation applications and sewage forcemains. 

This new pipe technology also represents a major step forward in terms of environmentalsustainability. According to independent studies, Bionax pipe has less “embodied energy”, and therefore a smaller carbon footprint, than other common piping materials. Once installed, it’s larger inside diameters and smooth surface reduce the energy (and costs) associated with pumping.

Richard St-Aubin, IPEX’s Director of Business Development commented, “With major investments required to rehabilitate our infrastructure, this is the perfect time to launch an improved pipe that incorporates the latest advances in extrusion technology. This high performance, environmentally friendly product will be a key component in upgrading our water and sewer systems.”

 

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