FAQs – uPVC Pipes and Fittings


Q1. Why uPVC is used as primary raw materials?
uPVC's abrasion resistance, lightweight, good mechanical strength and toughness are key technical advantages for its use as primary raw material. 

Q2. What are the advantages of uPVC pipes & fittings ?

  • Corrosion free
  • Smooth bore and smooth transition between joints
  • Smooth, high gloss durable finish inside and out with excellent flow characteristics – no “build-up” so I.D. remains constant
  • Light weight in handling, transportation and installation
  • High impact resistance to protect wiring systems from physical damage
  • Excellent structural strength
  • Superior load bearing
  • Resistance to all form of microbiological attacks
  • Resistance to all form of corrosion
  • Resistant to weather and rust
  • Fire resistant
  • Exceptional resistance to a wide range of chemicals including strong acid and alkalis
  • Non-toxic
  • Low co-efficient of expansion
  • Solvent cement joint provide leak proof duct run
  • Provide protection against ingress of water and dust
  • Totally immune to galvanic or electrolytic attack to insure a safe system
  • Expected life is over 50 years in normal service

Q3. What are advantages of uPVC Pipes?
The uPVC Pipes easy to transport, store, handle and simple to install. It also ensures no corrosion and also minimum maintenance required. uPVC pipes are smooth, reduces frictional losses and having no clogging. The life period of uPVC pipes is much smoother, hence they are also cost effective.

Q4. How easy is uPVC pipes & fittings to install?
uPVC can be cut, shaped, welded and joined easily in variety of styles hence they are very easy to install. Even unskilled labour can install them.

Q5. How safe is uPVC Pipes system?
uPVC is non-toxic, non-corrosive and does not allow any bacterial growth. It is having good chemical and physical properties, which provides resistance to wide range of chemicals. It is also world's most researched and thorough tested polymer. It meets will all international standards for safety and health for both products and applications for which it is used.

Q6. Is uPVC Pipes system cost-effective and economically viable?
uPVC has been a popular material for its various applications in different industries for decades due to its physical and technical properties, which provides excellent cost-performance advantages. As a material it is very competitive in terms of price. This valve is also enhanced by the properties such as its durability life span and low maintenance.

Q7. What is the expected life of uPVC Pipes system?
uPVC is resistance to weathering, chemical rotting, corrosion, shock and abrasion. It is therefore prepared choice for different products by different industries. The estimated life span of uPVC Pipe system is in excess of 50 years.

Q8. Is uPVC Pipe system fireproof?
uPVC is inherently difficult to ignite and stops burning once the source of heat is removed. Compared to its common plastic ulternatives uPVC performs better in terms of lower combustibility, flammability, flame propogation and heat release. uPVC have significant advantages in terms of lower acid errissions, smoke generation and enhanced fire resistance.

Q9. Is uPVC is recyclable and is it environment friendly?
As a thermo plastic, uPVC can be recycled, after it has been sorted into a single material stream and can also play its part in mixed plastics recycling. With new technologies uPVC can be recycled at end of their useful lives. Also uPVC's environmental impact has been found to be favourable when compared with other materials.


Q10. Can uPVC Pipes be used as electrical duct and carrying other terms of wires & cables such as telephone lines etc.?
uPVC does not conduct electricity and is therefore an excellent material to use for electrical applications and laying telephone cables, etc.

Q11. Can I run petrol through the pipe?
Generally not.



Q12. What is the lowest/highest ambient temperature at which I can successfully make solvent weld joints?


Temperature is not critical provided that surfaces are kept dry and clean. However, for below zero temperatures, you should allow additional curing time, as the evaporation rate of the solvent will be slowed down.


Q13. Can the solvent cement jointing process cause toxins within the pipe work? Which can then transfer into the fluid that the pipe work holds?


 We can confirm that solvent cement jointing does not create toxins in the pipe work or conveyed fluid. The solvent part of the cement is designed to 'melt' the pipe surfaces and allow easy assembly of components, after which the solvent evaporates away completely to leave a fully welded joint. Beta PVC-U solvent cements have tested and approved for use with cold potable water systems.


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