April 2018 / A pipe with three lives

Shin-Etsu is committed to the VinylPlus program, which stimulates the more efficient use of PVC throughout its life cycle.

A good example of re-use is the initiative of plastic pipe manufacturers such as Dyka, Martens Plastics, Omniplast, Pipelife Nederland and Wavin. They market successfully three-layer pipes of which the intermediate layer is made of 100 percent recycled material.

One of these manufacturers collects used yellow gas pipes and gives them a second life as a red cable protection pipe. As soon as the red is dug out, a third life follows as an intermediate layer in sewer pipes. The DUBO-label indicates the excellent quality of the products.

This proves once more  that PVC is a durable and recyclable product.

Source: Netwerk, volume 26, no. 1, March 2018.

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