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Floking Pipes has become the first manufacturer of oriented PVC pipes in India utilizing Spanish firm Molecor's technology. Molecor specializes in applying molecular orientation to manufacture PVC-O pipe systems, making machines to produce the pipes, as well as extruding PVC-O high-pressure water pipes itself. Floking and Molecor promoted the development at the Indian shows Plastindia 2012 and Water Expo 2012.

PlasticsToday Staff

June 18, 2012

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Floking runs PVC-O pipes in India

's technology. Molecor specializes in applying molecular orientation to manufacture PVC-O pipe systems, making machines to produce the pipes, as well as extruding PVC-O high-pressure water pipes itself. Floking and Molecor promoted the development at the Indian shows Plastindia 2012 and Water Expo 2012. Molecor noted that the plastics sector in India is one of its most profitable, with plastic demand in the country forecast to triple over the next decade.

Molecor says its technology makes pipe ideal for water transport under pressure due to high impact resistance, higher hydraulic capacity, improved behavior against water hammer, chemical resistance, full tightness, load loss reduction, and ease of installation. Molecor technology is already in use in Spain, Australia, Italy, Ecuador, and Colombia, with technology transfer projects in Canada, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Russia, as well as water infrastructure projects elsewhere in Europe and Africa.

The Freedonia Group reports that the world pipe market is projected to expand 7.3% annually through 2015, with demand in China, the world's largest consumer of pipe, to slow to a more average pace while advances in North America and Europe were forecast to accelerate. Freedonia posited that HDPE and smaller-volume plastic pipe products were to outpace PVC.

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