PVC-0, regeneration of high pressure pipe
Molecular Orientation, a revolution in PVC
TOM® PVC-O pipes are the most advanced pipes for the conveyance of high-pressure water currently available on the market, with a number of exceptional features for this kind of application, thanks to the process of Molecular Orientation.
PVC is essentially an amorphous polymer in which the molecules are located randomly. However, under certain conditions of pressure, temperature and speed, by stretching the material, it is possible to orient the polymer molecules in the same direction as which the material has been stretched. Depending on the process parameters used and mostly stretch ratio, a higher or lower orientation degree will be obtained. The result is a plastic with a layered structure which layers can be seen at a glance.
When PVC with its amorphous structure (lower section) is subjected to the orientation process, a laminate structure is obtained (upper section)
Manufacturing process developed by Molecor© uses most advanced technologies and it is completely automatized. This gives TOM® pipes maximum guarantee and quality.
Maximum Reliability and Security
Thanks to the extraordinary technical advances of MOLECOR’s manufacturing system, TOM® pipes offer the maximum reliability and security, as well as other attractive advantages over other products:
• Maximum Molecular Orientation: Class 500, according to the ISO 16422:2014 and EN 17176-2 Standards, the highest orientation degree offering the best mechanical properties.
• Greater reliability of the end product.
• Strict dimensional tolerances.
• Homogeneous behavior of the materials used.
• Reinforced socket, shaped during the orientation process.
Only 43% of the PVC composition depends on oil. Therefore, the required consumption of this resource is lower than in other plastic solutions.
Throughout its lifetime, TOM® prevents unnecessary consumption of energy resources and reduces CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.