What are ABS Pipes?
Industrial Plastics offers a range of ABS Pipes, also less commonly referred to as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Pipes. The key difference between ABS and PVC pipe is that it is made with Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical commonly used to harden the plastic. As a result of this key difference, ABS material is commonly used in applications including containers for food and water. More specifically, ABS pipes are used in drain, waste, and vent (DWV) applications, sewer systems for drainage, and for electrical insulation because of the outstanding combination of properties offered.
Why use ABS Pipe?
When it comes to pipes, most think either metal or plastic (generally PVC) however ABS pipes offer an alternative to these products. For most, plastic pipes are the way to go as they are inexpensive, lightweight, and generally do not corrode, unlike metal pipes. In terms of plastic pipe, ABS is best used for underground and compact situations where there are extreme temperatures and no exposure to direct sunlight. These conditions are ideal and most suited to ABS plastic due to the combinations of properties offered, a full page on ABS plastic can be found on the Industrial Plastics website.
ABS Pipe Benefits
In comparison to the most common type of plastic pipe, PVC ABS pipes offer several benefits and advantages including:
- Stronger and more shock resistant
- Better at handling severely cold temperatures
- Cheaper installation process – e.g. One-step process for connecting ABS pipes
- Resistant to mechanical damage
- Withstand earth loads and shipping
Over the past 40 years, Industrial Plastics have become experts in custom plastic fabrication. This development is supported by our skilled staff who will exceed your expectations by using the latest fabrications methods and ISO quality assured processes. For more information on our range of pipes, please contact us via [email protected] or call 1300 465 888.