Tuesday, June 05, 2012: 04:32:47 PM

BorECO BA2000 Polypropylene Pipe Material Delivers on Infrastructural and Environmental Goals

The pipe grade BorECO™ BA2000 polypropylene (PP) from Borealis, was chosen for a recently completed upgrade and enlargement of a sewage network in the Czech Republic for bordering municipalities Ivancice and Oslavany.

The sewage network owners aimed to reduce leakages and the risk of groundwater pollution from the existing system. The project involved the replacement of 26 kilometres ofageing concrete pipes which were corroded and cracked, as well as an extension of the waste water network to connect an additional 15% of households.

After careful consideration and taking into account the risk of ground movements in the former mining area, the network owners chose a PP pipe solution from leading Czech pipe producer, ELMO-PLAST, a.s. The company’s EMLINE PP SN16 solid wall pipe DN315 – DN600mm was selected for the main sewer lines and DN150 – DN200mm for the connections. The pipe material was based on Borealis’ BorECO™ BA2000, exhibiting toughness, flexibility and highest durability. The unique properties BorECO BA2000 contribute to sustainable development of infrastructure projects and ensure a long, problem-free service life.

BorECO BA2000 allows pipe producers to manufacture heavy-duty pipes without mineral fillers and without additional investments in new production equipment, going beyond currently available stiffness. As a high molecular weight, low melt flow block copolymer, BorECO BA2000 runs very easily on existing pipe extrusion equipment and its adoption does not involve the pipe maker in any additional capital investment. It is the only material in the market without mineral modifiers reaching an emodulus of 2000MPa while maintaining a good impact resistance. The material meets and exceeds all requirements of the newly created S14 class in the revised EN1852 standard.

‘I prefer BorECO BA2000 over mineral filled PP grades’, says Mr. Martinek, ELMOPLAST Owner. ‘Its high crystallinity provides a perfectly balanced combination of mechanical properties and its high modulus of 2000Mpa enables the production of heavy duty pipes without need of mineral fillers’.

For further details please contact:
Borealis AG, Norway

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