The Plastic Myth

One of the most prevalent myths in the industry about plastic piping is that it lacks strength because of its outstanding flexibility. The reality is however, that plastic piping is just as tough, and in some cases tougher, than non-plastic options. Expounded further, proponents of the myth often refer to plastic piping as a ‘garden hose’ that can be easily pierced, cut open or destroyed by chemicals. Yet, plastic piping is one of the strongest, most durable and high performing mediums available in the piping market. Whether you need to install, renovate or replace your piping system for chemical, water, slurry or gaseous applications, you will find plastic piping can handle pressure applications up to 16 bar. What’s more, plastic piping provides excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance. It’s also high impact resistant even at low temperatures and can withstand a chemical attack. Depending on your needs plastic piping systems are available in the following materials; UPVC, CPVC, PE100, PP-H, PVDF, ABS and PA11/12(Polyamide). These types of plastic pipes can be used in numerous applications including water treatment, chemical processing, mining, cooling, gas and water, building technology, life sciences and ship building. Plastic piping is also lightweight and easy to install. It can be joined using multiple methods and it features a smooth inner bore for improved flow. It is also highly cost effective. So contrary to what some would have us believe, plastic piping systems are durable, long lasting and can be used for the transfer of chemicals, gases and water. If you would like more information on plastic piping, need a solution or would like to share an...

Welcome to our GF blog

Welcome to the Georg Fischer Piping Systems Australia blog site. Our www.georgfischerblog.com.au site has been specifically established to answer any questions you may have regarding plastic pipes as well as to provide you with information, and keep you abreast of trends and new developments in the industry. Behind the Georg Fischer blog are our team of resident engineers and marketing colleagues. Our engineers are experts in plastic pipes and can answer your questions regarding our Georg Fischer leak-free and rust-free plastic piping systems. Or, if you have any queries about jointing technology, fittings, valves, measuring devices or pipes in general please post your questions. Feel free to request more information or to discuss issues on system solutions, piping problems, finding the right products for your specifications as well as the right tools for the job or any other piping concerns. We will use our considerable piping expertise to help. Our blog will also feature articles that cover industry piping trends and developments. If there are any topics you would like more information on please post a comment as we intend to develop articles that interest you. We will be posting 2-3 articles a month and we hope you will find them informative and valuable. Our blog will also feature articles that cover industry piping trends and developments. If there are any topics you would like more information on please post a comment as we intend to develop articles that interest you. We will be posting 2-3 articles a month and we hope you will find them informative and...