PE 100-RC Pipe Systems

Polyethylene (PE) is a low-cost thermoplastic that is characterized, among other things, by good UV resistance (soot-stabilized molding compounds), physiological harmlessness and good chemical resistance. The simple molecular structure makes recycling possible. In plastic pipeline construction, PE is classified in strength classes according to ISO 9080 (PE 80, PE 100). Due to the permanent further development of PE molding compounds in recent years, the performance of PE pipes and PE molded parts has been considerably improved.

PE 100 materials are produced by a modified polymerization process, whereby they have a modified molecular weight distribution. This results in higher density and also improved mechanical properties such as increased stiffness and hardness. The materials of the latest generation are PE 100-RC molding compounds. In addition to creep rupture strength, they have a particularly high resistance against crack growth, which improves, among other things, their chemical resistance to stress-cracking media.

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General properties of PE 100-RC:

  • physiologically harmless (suitable for drinking water)
  • very good weldability
  • resistance to weathering and radiation
  • low density of 0.96 g/cm3
  • temperature resistant from -40 °C to 50 °C (depending on the type of stress)
  • good chemical resistance
  • very good abrasion resistance

Fields of application for PE 100-RC:

  • Gas and water supply
  • Waste water
  • Cooling, service and
  • waste water piping
  • Production pipelines in the food industry
  • Industrial pipelines
  • Biogas plants

PE 100-RC delivery program:

  • PE 100-RC pipes
  • short PE 100-RC fittings
  • long PE 100-RC fittings
  • PE 100-RC electrofusion fittings
  • segmented PE 100-RC fittings
  • PE 100-RC fittings for socket welding
  • valves
  • PE semi-finished products
  • PE welding equipment

Advantages of using PE 100 RC pipes and fittings:

  • cost-effective installation due to the use of electrofusion, butt welding and socket welding
  • very good weldability of PE 100-RC
  • easy processing
  • very high flexibility

PE 100-RC plastic

PE 100-RC plastics are also known as third-generation polyethylene grades or MRS 10 materials. These are further developments of PE materials that have a modified molar mass distribution due to a modified polymerization process. As a result, PE 100-RC grades have a higher density and also improved mechanical properties such as increased stiffness and hardness. The creep strength as well as the resistance against slow and fast crack propagation could be significantly improved. This material is thus suitable, for example, for the production of pressure pipes of larger dimensions, since the corresponding pressure rating can be achieved with smaller wall thicknesses compared with conventional pressure pipes made of PE.

Pressure table in bar for PE 100-RC pipe system according to DIN 8074 with a safety factor of 1.25


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SDR 17

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40° C



Behavior under radiation exposure of PE 100 RC pipe systems

Pipes or pipe systems made of PE (polyethylene) can basically be used in the field of high-energy radiation. For example, PE pipes have proven their worth for many years for the discharge of radioactive wastewater from hot laboratories and as cooling water pipes in nuclear power engineering. Common radioactive wastewaters contain beta and gamma rays. PE piping does not become radioactive even after years of use.

Physiological harmlessness of PE 100-RC

PE (polyethylene) complies in its composition with the relevant food regulations (according to BGA and KTW guidelines). Furthermore, the PE pipes and fittings have been tested and approved for drinking water suitability.

Chemical resistance of PE 100-RC

As a result of its non-polar structure, PE 100-RC exhibits unusually high resistance to a wide range of acids and alkalis. It is resistant against aqueous solutions of salts, as well as non-oxidizing acids and alkalis. Up to 60° C, PE is resistant to many solvents, but is swollen by aromatic and halogenated fats and waxes. PE 100-RC has limited to no resistance to strong oxidizers such as nitric acid, ozone, oleum, hydrogen peroxide or halogens. The chemical resistance list is a first indication. Specific applications can be clarified with our technical department.

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