uPVC Pipe Fittings
Product Catalog - uPVC Pipe Fittings
Welcome to our D.Rain uPVC Pipe Fittings product catalog. This section lists our complete product range of products including details and technical specifications.
uPVC Pipe Fittings by Juma Plastic
Manufactured in Dubai, UAE under the popular D.Rain brand-name. British, Japanese and Thai Standards. ISO certified!
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What is uPVC and how is it different from PVC?
PVC is a common, strong but lightweight plastic used in construction. It is made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers. If no plasticizers are added, it is known as uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) or rigid PVC.
Roughly half of the world’s polyvinyl chloride resin manufactured annually is used for producing pipes for municipal and industrial applications. In the water distribution market, it accounts for 66% of the market in the U.S., and in sanitary sewer pipe applications, it accounts for 75%.
PVC is chemically resistant to acids, salts, bases, fats, and alcohols, making it resistant to the corrosive effects of sewage, which is why it is so extensively utilized in sewer piping systems. It is also resistant to some solvents, this, however, is reserved mainly for uPVC (unplasticized PVC). Plasticized PVC, also known as PVC-P, is in some cases less resistant to solvents. For example, PVC is resistant to fuel and some paint thinners. Some solvents may only swell it or deform it but not dissolve it, but some, like tetrahydrofuran or acetone, may damage it.