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Polypropylene Pipe

Polypropylene pipes are a plastic piping system made from polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer known for its excellent chemical resistance, durability, and affordability. Due to their favorable properties, these pipes are widely used in various industries and applications. Polypropylene pipes have excellent resistance to various chemicals, making them suitable for transporting corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis, and solvents. They are commonly used in chemical processing plants, laboratories, and industrial applications where chemical resistance is crucial. They are also highly durable and have good impact resistance, allowing them to handle high-pressure systems and resist damage from physical stress. Polypropylene pipes resist UV radiation, moisture, and environmental stress cracking, making them suitable for outdoor applications. They are also non-toxic and resistant to bacterial growth, making them suitable for use in the food and beverage industry.

Additionally, polypropylene pipes are resistant to abrasion, making them suitable for applications involving abrasive materials. Despite their strength, polypropylene pipes are extremely lightweight, which makes them easier to handle and install, reducing labor and transportation costs. Polypropylene pipes can handle a wide temperature range, making them suitable for hot and cold transportation. They have good thermal insulation properties, which maintains the temperature of the fluid being conveyed.

The largest users of polypropylene pipes are in the industrial sector, particularly for drainage and sewerage applications. Other common applications include: 

  • Chemical drainage systems
  • Chemical transport 
  • Industrial process 
  • High-purity water distribution
  • Water for space heating 
  • Process cooling 

Polypropylene pipe offers specific benefits that make it ideal for various applications. These benefits include: 

  • Less internal friction
  • Lightweight yet as strong
  • Temperature resistance
  • Resistant to many agents – e.g., sulfuric acid
  • Flame retardant

No matter your piping needs, DS Pipe & Steel has you covered. We carry numerous piping grades, diameters, and wall thicknesses. Contact us today for more information or request a quote for your polypropylene piping.