Uponor: Pipe orienting technology to South Africa

Plastics pipe processor Uponor has sold a license to DPI Plastics, Germiston, South Africa, to manufacture pipes using Uponor’s continuous MO-PVC pipe process technology throughout Africa.
The process, developed jointly by Uponor and the Australian company Vinidex, produces a more durable product than standard PVC pipe. The end product has higher pressure performance, with good impact resistance. By using a special mandrel, the pipes are mono-oriented during extrusion. This allows the polymer molecules to line up and provide a stronger vinyl pipe.
Uponor already sells such pipes for pressure applications in Europe and the U.S. under the Mondial and Ultra-Blue brands. DPI has six production sites in sub-Sahara Africa.

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