Plastic Corrugated Pipe – Achieving better results in the most demanding environments

From: Corrugated Plastic Pipe Association (CPPA)
publisher: Mira
Time: 2019-04-22
Summary: Plastic corrugated pipe is ideal for new installations or replacing deteriorating infrastructure.
Strong but flexible
Plastic corrugated pipe is a tough material. It's one of most chemically inert drainage products available making it highly resistant to corrosive chemicals and gases. It does not rust and is highly resistant to abrasion. Joints are watertight in gravity drainage applications.

Plastic corrugated pipe is highly lightweight and flexible, making it ideal for maneuvering in crowded utility corridors, adjusting to unique site conditions or traversing difficult terrain.
Cost-effective and safe installation
Expect significant cost savings with corrugated plastic pipe as it installs quickly and easily. With less than 10% of the weight of concrete pipe, it’s easier and safer to handle and make field adjustments, which reduces installation cost and time.

The pipe is manufactured in longer pipe lengths than reinforced concrete pipe, which means fewer joints and more efficient installation. Secure and leak-resistant joints can be installed quickly with bell and gasketed spigot joints. Fast installation also reduces the duration of traffic disruptions often associated with underground installations.

Significant environmental advantages
Plastic corrugated pipe has environmental advantages throughout its entire product life. Compared to other pipe types, plastic pipe has a smaller carbon footprint as it requires much less energy to fabricate, transport and install.
It is an inert material that does not emit or leach toxins into the environment during production or installed use. Plastic pipes achieve the highest service life ratings compared to other materials. At the end of its service life, plastic pipe is highly recyclable.

Who should be using Corrugated Plastic Pipe?
Plastic corrugated  pipe is ideal for new installations or replacing deteriorating infrastructure. CPPA works to help end-users understand the important technical, performance and environmental benefits — and the cost effectiveness. We work to educate engineers, public agencies, contractors and installers, farmers, homeowners and environmental agencies, organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable infrastructure.

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