The outer and inner surface of the Atlas Plus pipes and fittings is smooth and sleek, and at the same time hard enough to prevent scratches; they are characterized by their increased rigidity and great tolerance to even extremely low temperatures. In more detail, the advantages that make the Aqua Plus pipes and fittings the ideal solution for sewage systems are the following:
Perfect watertightness due to connections of individual sections with coupling with incorporated high quality elastic watertighting rings.
Easy and simple installation in extremely short time.
Excellent chemical resistance to all corrosive wastewater circulating in sewerages, even at very high temperatures (hot drainage).
Satisfactory reduction of noise levels and limited transmission which results in the noise-free operation of the installation
Resistance to any type of external mechanical stress, scuffmarks, impacts, even at very low temperatures.
Resistance to breaking and cracking, even in cases of earthquakes and/or micro-settlement of buildings.
High impact strength, therefore resilience at storage, transportation and use in the installation.
Safety in case of fires the material’s fire resistance. The flame is not maintained and it does not spread. In line with fire safety regulation DIN 4102 Β1.
Absorption of thermal linear expansions from the couplings with the elastic rings.
Resistance to ageing from solar radiation for externally installed pipes and fittings.
Packaging of pipes and fittings in special cases, which prevent the creation of oval-shape phenomena under the pressure of the weight of the superincumbent pipes.
Adhesive or other watertighting agents is not required at the connections.
Guaranteed lifespan for pipes, fittings and elastic rings of over 50 years of non-stop operation for wastewater up to 90oC
Full compliance with the specifications of European standard EN 1451 and German standards DIN 19560-10 and DIN 4102-1.
Polypropylene is considered an eco-material and is recommended by all relevant organizations as a "green” structural element.
According to a European Union ruling, PVC creates problems when it burns (hydrochloric acid vapours are released). Furthermore the Parliament finds necessary the establishment of community legislation for banning cadmium and lead-based stabilizers, which are toxic additives. With regard to phthalic compounds, frequently used as softeners, there is suspicion that they imitate hormones and cause fertility problems.
According to the European Parliament, glues used for the connection of PVC pipes usually contain THF volatile aromatic solvents. These solvents are used to break down the PVC pipes in order to achieve welding, and are ranked amongst the most flammable and irritant chemical products, which means that in small quantities they irritate eyes, skin, throat, cause nausea, vertigo and headache. At large quantities they affect the nervous system and may cause gene anomalies.
Even though these solvents are quite powerful, they cannot break down polypropylene (PP), which proves its significantly higher chemical strength compared to PVC.
Finally, according to the European Parliament, polypropylene (PP) on the other hand is considered a completely non-toxic material, fully recyclable and when it burns it produces only carbon dioxide and vapours.