SABIC, a leading diversified petrochemicals company, has completed its Vestolen A pipe portfolio by adding a new orange coloured High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) grade that can be used for gas distribution. The new grade is made to the same high performance standard as the existing range and meets the pipe industry’s need for outstanding product safety and reliability.
The new grade, SABIC Vestolen A 6060R, is long-lasting and can be used for mono- as well as for multi-layer co-extruded pipes. It also has good resistance to slow crack growth and rapid crack propagation as it is classified as a PE100 compound and comes with a 10.0 MRS (Minimum Required Strength) rating. The new grade builds on the already impressive track record of the Vestolen A range, which is known for being a reliable, low weight and easy to install HDPE material.
Louis Loos, segment leader pipes at SABIC comments: “We will continue to invest in the pipe industry, to be able to anticipate effectively on its future developments and requirements. Our global platform of research and development centres makes us a strong innovation partner and we’re ready to leverage this capability further in collaboration with customers.”