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Title: Weathering of plastics pipes and fittings

Ref Code: IP8/01
Authors: C Newman

Abstract1: This Information Paper summarises work to evaluate the resistance of plastics pipes to artificial weathering. Most of the pipes and fittings tested discoloured severely, and became embrittled. However, some were affected much more than others. Plastics pipes should not be exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods unless known to be resistant to UV light. When specifying plastics piping systems, consider whether any parts will be exposed, establish whether the system is resistant to UV exposure, and take protective measures if appropriate.



Year Published: 2001

ISBN: 978-1-86081-480-8


Pages: 6


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