Title: HDPE Formulations Provide Increased Benefits

HDPE was first used for gas pipelines in the 1960s and has been used for sewer and water applications in the United States and Canada for about 30 years. For gas pipelines, HDPE holds about a 90 percent market share. However, HDPE comprises less than 5 percent of the water market. HDPE has been much more widely accepted internationally. In Europe, HDPE constitutes 30 to 50 percent of the water market, with that number reaching up to 90 percent in some countries. According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, a trade association representing all segments of the plastics piping industry, the major benefits of HDPE include: *Flexibility *Corrosion Resistance *Abrasion Resistance *Chemical Resistance *Smoothness *Heat Fusion David Fink of The Dow Chemical Company said that new HDPE formulations offer much greater benefits to end-users.

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   Person Information
  •     Fink, David  -  Dow Chemical

  •     House, Gary  -  Gary House Excavating

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  • Dow Chemical

  • Gary House Excavating

  • HDPE Resin

  • Piping

  • Water Transport


  • Distribution




  • Trenchless Technology



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