MDPE Pipe System Range:

Pipestock is the UK’s largest stock holder of MDPE water pipes and fittings for connection with MDPE pipe. The range includes: MDPE Pipe Blue, MDPE Pipe Black, Push Fit Fittings, Electrofusion Fittings, MDPE Tools and MDPE Accessories. Pipestock are also one of a few select suppliers stocking Protecta-Line Pipe Systems.


MDPE Key Facts:

·         Suitable for use above and below ground
·         Manufactured in the UK
·         Service life of 100 years
·         Recyclable & rework-able material
·         Flexible and tough
·         Internal abrasion resistance
·         Corrosion free
·         Light weight
·         Range of chemical resistance
·         Not affected by algae, bacteria or fungi

MDPE Material:

MDPE is the acronym for Medium Density Polyethylene. Medium Density Polyethylene is a type of Polyethylene defined by a density range of 0.926-0.940 g/cm3 making it a thermoplastic which is tough and flexible. It is suitable for industrial applications with benefits over steel pipework including installation time and its immunity to corrosion.  MDPE has good shock and drop resistance properties, it is light weight, not notch sensitive, has excellent resistance to chemicals and stress cracking and is designed against surge and fatigue conditions. MDPE provides a cost effective solution for creating reliable water transportation systems.

MDPE is typically used for transporting water and gas but pipes in this section are only suitable for the transportation of water. Click on the link to view pipes for the transportation of Natural Gas and LPG Gas.

MDPE Chemical Resistance:

Medium Density Polyethylene is renowned for its good resistance to chemical attack. MDPE does not rot, rust, pit, corrode or lose wall thickness through chemical or electrical reaction with the surrounding soil nor does it normally support the growth of or is affected by algae, bacteria or fungi. Medium Density Polyethylene is not resistant to certain oils, organic solvents, halogens and acids depending on the concentration, temperature and pressure. For more detailed information on specific Chemical Resistance for MDPE Pipework please ring us on 0845 634 1053 (local rate).

MDPE Uses:

MDPE pipework is used for water distribution including clean potable water for human consumption, waste water, general purpose water transportation, drainage and sewerage.

MDPE Approvals, Standards & Quality:

MDPE pipework holds the following approvals, standards and certifications:

·         Approved by the Secretary of State.
·         Certified under the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme
·         Holds a certified BSI Kitemark
·         Certified by the National Grid
·    Is designed, manufactured and supplied under a BS EN ISO 9001:2000 accredited Quality Management System
·         Is manufactured under the environmental policy accredited to BS EN ISO 14001 


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