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What is HDPE Pipe?

Jul. 28, 2021

What is HDPE Pipe?

The high-density polythene pipe market is growing.

High-density polyethylene is a thermoplastic material. It combines carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms to produce methane gas, which is then converted into ethylene, and then heated and pressurized, it becomes polyethylene.

High-density polyethylene pipes have the advantages of high quality, good reliability of pipe and fittings, lightweight polyethylene pipes and fittings, and quick and easy installation. It is the best choice for various projects.

Polyethylene pipe also has a good bending radius and has good resistance to impact and pressure at very low temperatures.

The origin of HDPE pipe

The discovery of PE pipes began when people began to search for a suitable and reliable medium to transport water and other fluids from one place to another. During the Second World War, low-density polyethylene was discovered and used for underwater cable coatings. In 1953, Karl Ziegler and Erhard Holzkamp of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (renamed Max Planck Institute) discovered high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a close relative of polyethylene. Ziegler also won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of HDPE.

What is HDPE?

High-density polyethylene is a thermoplastic material. It is composed of carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms. These atoms combine to produce methane gas. The methane gas is later converted into ethylene. Under the action of heat and pressure, it gets changed into polyethylene.

Uses and advantages of HDPE pipes

HDPE pipe is famous for its lighter weight than iron pipe or galvanized pipe. These flexible and reliable pipes have unparalleled corrosion and chemical resistance.

HDPE pipes come in different sizes, colors, dimensions, and lengths. Compared with overhead cables, electronic or telecommunication cables buried in HDPE pipes can be protected from severe weather, wildlife, vegetation, vehicles, and vandalism.

The HDPE pipe is light in weight, easy to install and transport. Repairing these pipes is also easy because the damaged part of the pipe can be cut off, and new pipes can be connected through both ends. This process is called butt fusion. On the other hand, damaged and rusty galvanized iron can only be replaced. Therefore, in the long run, the use of galvanized steel pipes is more expensive.

The price of HDPE pipe depends on weight, length, diameter, manufacturer, and retailer. Most HDPE pipe manufacturing companies provide price catalog requirements for pipes.




Q: Is HDPE environmentally friendly?

Answer: It can be considered environmentally friendly because it is made of HDPE recycled plastic, a second-class consumer product. It is considered the most environmentally friendly plastic and does not produce harmful fumes to the environment.

Q: Can HDPE pipes be recycled?

Answer: Yes. It can be recycled into other plastic products with lower mechanical requirements.

Q: What is the diameter range of the HDPE pipe?

Answer: This kind of pipe can be manufactured in various sizes.

Q: How long does it take for HDPE to decompose?

Answer: It takes about 5 to 10 years to break down.

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