The broadest selection of high-performance polymers for water-handling systems

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Fluoropolymers

Solef® PVDF

Provides outstanding resistance to chemicals, UV light and fatigue, along with exceptional barrier properties, scratch resistance and ease of processing. High Long Term Hydrostatic Strength (LTHS) values make it well-suited for fittings used in multilayer piping systems that operate under high pressure (up to 10 bar) and temperatures up to 95°C.

Halar® ECTFE

A partially-fluorinated polymer that combines excellent mechanical properties with exceptional resistance to heat and chemicals.

 

Sulfone Polymers

Radel® PPSU

It offers higher fatigue resistance, better chemical resistance and significantly higher impact strength than PSU. It has the highest creep rupture resistance (LTHS) of any sulfone polymer, making it well-suited for fittings used in multilayer piping systems that operate under high pressure (up to 10 bar) and temperatures of up to 95°C.

Veradel® PESU

It combines low creep, high deflection temperature and good resistance to oxidative aging to make it suitable for applications in contact with hot chlorinated water. Compared to PPSU, it exhibits a lower impact and chemical resistance. Reinforced Veradel® PESU grades are especially dedicated to the production of cartridges and faucets.

Acudel® modified PPSU

Proprietary formulation that fill the cost-performance gap between PPSU and PSU. It provides toughness and chemical resistance along with hydrolytic and dimensional stability for plumbing systems with less demanding pressure and temperature requirements.

Udel® PSU

Exhibits low creep, good toughness and excellent dimensional stability in hot water and steam. These attributes combine oxidative aging with proven resistance to make cost-effective material applications that require continuous exposure to hot chlorinated water.

 

Polyphenylene Sulfide

Ryton® PPS

Ryton® PPS compound for injection-molding or extrusion provides excellent chemical resistance along with exceptional dimensional stability in water, thanks to its low water pick-up. Its very low viscosity allows Ryton® PPS to be injected in thin-walled parts. Ryton® PPS compound can bear temperatures above 95°C which in extreme cases can reach up to 220°C.

 

Aromatic Polyamides

Amodel® PPA

High-performance polyamide suitable for applications with intermittent exposure to hot chlorinated water. It delivers a number of performance advantages over conventional polyamides, including higher operating temperatures, lower moisture absorption, better dimensional stability and superior resistance to creep and fatigue.

Ixef® PARA

It shows an exceptional combination of high stiffness and strength, excellent creep resistance and easy processing, together with low shrinkage, low warpage, and low water pick-up. Even with 50% glass fiber reinforcement, Ixef® PARA provides a smooth, high-quality surface finish. This makes it an excellent candidate for applications where aesthetics are important.

Omnix® HPPA

High-performance polyamide that bridges the cost-performance gap between lower performing PA66 and higher performing polyphthalamides such as Amodel® PPA. It exhibits lower moisture absorption than PA66 for higher strength and stiffness, better dimensional stability and lower warpage as well as good chemical resistance and efficient, cost-effective manufacturing.