Iplex Pipelines, a major manufacturer of plastic pipeline systems, was one of the first companies to market PVC-U (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) systems in Australia and it has continued to progress, successfully developing many export markets.
Iplex Pipelines PVC-U Drain Waste & Vent (DWV) system is one of the most comprehensive on the market with a full range from 40mm to 375mm in diameter. Iplex was a pioneer in the development and marketing of PVC systems for DWV applications and is well known for its excellent product quality.
PVC-U is the predominant material used in DWV applications in Australia. The economic advantages are
well accepted, they are lightweight, resistant to a wide variety of chemicals, do not support combustion
(are approved for multi-storey plumbing in conjunction with approved fire stop collars), they are impervious
to bacteria and fungal attack and are not subject to electrolytic corrosion. The fittings are designed with a
high impact strength, which helps prevent damage during handling and installation. All parts assemble
easily using either solvent cement or rubber seal rings to accommodate thermal or ground movement.
Installation should be made with reference to AS/NZS3500 National Plumping Standard and AS/NZS2032 Installation of PVC Pipe Systems.