For more than 20 years Solvay has provided the industry with the broadest selection of high-performance polymers. Global agency approved, these materials find place in plumbing, sanitary and heating water applications from cold to hot water or steam, in drinking high purity water or heating chemically aggressive water, mixtures, in low or high pressure piping system and for medium-term to very long-term applications (50+ years).
Better Than Metal
- Corrosion resistance
- No scale deposit
- No biofilm adhesion
- No contamination by heavy metals
- Ease of assembly
- Low noise
- Good thermal insulation
- Lower cost
- Reduced environmental footprint
Performance You Can Trust
In meeting the safety regulations, durability and competitive cost demands of the market, Solvay offers lead-free, high performing plastics (up to 95°C) that are also internationally-approved for drinking water (NSF61, KTW, WRAS, ACS). In addition to cost reduction owing to easy assembling, all these combine low water pick-up, high hydrolysis resistance and anti-weatherability as required.
For boilers and other heating systems, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their direct suppliers seek integrated functionability as well as cost and weight reduction. Both expect Solvay’s advanced performance plastics to prevent corrosion and to guarantee efficient long-term metal replacement. Such solutions must exhibit creep resistance, improved moldability as well as welding line reinforcement. Outstanding resistance to both hot and cold chlorinated water is also a prerequisite.
Meeting demand by faucet manufacturers and other component producers of stop valves, cartridges and fixtures, Solvay has developed a large portfolio of high-performing, lead-free plastics (up to 95°C) offering high stiffness, good dimensional stability, excellent chemical resistance, attractive surface finish and international approvals for drinking water (NSF61, KTW, WRAS, ACS).