UPVC Vs MPVC & OPVC

The material called as MPVC comes from the PVC which is Ploy vinyl Chloride. It is mainly Modified Poly vinyl chloride. The product called UPVC stands for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride and the term OPVC stands for oriented poly vinyl chloride. First we would take the purpose the types of PVC pipes. The utilization of the MPVC is manly in small wall thickness attachments whereas the areas of high thickness and high stress areas like sewage lines etc. The UPVC is used as they are more durable and due to the absence of plasticizing polymers, which makes them quite tough to external deformations. OPVC usage has many specific areas as it is oriented poly vinyl chloride. They are also in use for the sewage systems as well at water distribution areas of municipal corporations and other areas. These pipes are almost 35% lighter and easier to handle than general PVC pipes and quite easy to maintain. MPVC is fundamentally a thermoplastic alloy with additions of modified agents to increase the physical properties like ductility and toughness. It has been developed in recent years and has got wide applications in high pressure industrial applications, irrigations and water purification. These pipes do hold the structure and properties of PVC and with that added agents. When taking UPVC into account its physical structure and production procedure is same as any other PVC, but only thing is that as in case of PVC in the end it has not been softened by plasticizing which makes it tough for any impact. Basically because of its ability not get biologically decomposed, reshaping at high temperature (easy recycling) and stable under normal climatic conditions. They found immense applications at the conservatory manufacturing industry. It is also used in windows and door manufacturing. The thermoplastic capabilities of UPVC make it suitable for 10,000 applications in different forms. Now coming to OPVC and its differences from other two in terms of manufacture and structure is that while it is made, it is made by realigning the PVC molecules by means of biaxial orientation. The thickness gets reduced to up to 45% and the greatest physical enhancement that it gets is of its impact resistance which increases eight times. The strength also gets doubled. These pipes  have large bore capacity with increased hydraulic capacity. The use of OPVC has been increased in several folds in last seven years and has taken over UPVC. Whereas the leader in the market remains the MPVC which has got the highest spread of applications worldwide. In terms of Eco friendly factor,  OPVC cleans sweeps off other two as it has been proved that the future of PVC types lies with OPVC as they are most Eco friendly pipes available. Some of the other features of OPVC which makes them stand alone are its high corrosion resistivity, light weight, smooth bore with lowest frictional losses, high strength and recyclable. Whereas the currently existing  market, maximum used PVC pipes known as MPVC gives resistance to cracking, and low level stresses only which are not enough for current market. The use of UPVC has been in the rise for last ten years and almost equal and in some cases higher than use of MPVC because of its chemical resistivity, fire resistance and hygienic properties that it maintains. The first change of sewage system pipes from cast iron pipes to UPVC pipes have proved of be of significant help in every sphere. Indeed all three OPVC, UPVC and MPVC have its own importance and specific areas of application even though the future of piping lies with UPVC and OPVC pipes.

UPVC is the type of pipe that is used in the drilling sector because of its core strength as described above

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