Plastics for Pipe & Pressure Pipe
Specialty carbon blacks can improve performance through premium ultraviolet (UV) protection.
For the regulated pressure pipe industry, we are the leader in the development of high purity specialty carbon black and masterbatch products that, when compounded using internationally recognized compounding techniques, can meet International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and other national standards governing the production and installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe.
Our p-type carbon blacks provide exceptional UV weathering and low compound moisture absorption (CMA) with extremely low levels of sulfur, ash and grit that ensures best-in-class performance in regulated pressure pipes. Selecting the right carbon black or masterbatch is critical to satisfying these requirements. For other pipe applications, such as irrigation or corrugated pipe, we have a range of high-performing specialty carbon blacks and masterbatches that can provide the necessary UV protection to prevent polymer degradation and extend the performance life of pipe.
Cost effective water delivery
A recent study determined that Brazil’s water pipelines and tanks lose more than 600 billion liters of water annually — or more than 40% of all treated water in the country.
The study determined that the water was being lost as it was pumped from processing plants to consumers’ tanks, due to pipe and tank degradation over time. Our South American customer Braskem worked very closely with us to create a solution to address this issue. We combined Braskem High Density Polyethylene resin with PLASBLAK® LL6050 masterbatch to help create new, high-performing polyethylene (PE) pressure pipes. The new PE pipes significantly reduce leaks because there are fewer joints and connections. They also last up to 50 years or longer — in part because PLASBLAK LL6050 masterbatch contains one of our high performing p-type carbon blacks, which provides exceptional ultraviolet protection and low moisture absorption for the polymer to prevent premature degradation.
In addition, p-type carbon blacks are both physically clean (low grit) and chemically clean (low sulfur), ensuring the final pipe is smooth and does not affect the taste of the water. The result is that our PLASBLAK LL6050 masterbatch enables Braskem to deliver a high-quality pressure pipe compound — which means long-lasting pipes, less losses and cleaner water for the Brazilian population.
A black polyethylene masterbatch that is designed for use in cold potable water pipe and cable sheathing applications.
A black linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) masterbatch for specified carbon black content in drip irrigation pipes.
A black linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) masterbatch for drip irrigation pipes, particularly recommended where recycled material is used.
A high performance black masterbatch designed for use in the manufacture of irrigation pipe and potable water pipe systems in certain countries.
A black polyethylene masterbatch that has been developed for use in non-regulated pressure pipe applications where masterbatch is added to natural resin, as opposed to use of a compound. It can also be used in cable jacketing applications and offers excellent dispersion and jetness properties.
Specialty Carbon Blacks
A general purpose, easy-to-disperse carbon black with good ultraviolet (UV) and weatherability characteristics.
A specialty carbon black designed for pressure pipe applications offering excellent ultraviolet (UV) protection and low sulfur levels for superior pipe performance. This specialty carbon black is easy to process with very low compound moisture absorption (CMA) characteristics.