MLCP or multilayer composite pipe is formed of multiple plastic and metal material layers.
FRÄNKISCHE Alpex-Duo XS pipe is manufactured with a cross-linked polyethylene inner layer, an aluminium mid-layer, and a stabilised polyethylene outer layer.
This combination of layers provides resistance to oxygen diffusion and corrosion, and a low level of thermal expansion compared to other plastic piping systems, although on a similar level to copper.
Using MLCP removes the need for hot working, which is a major advantage where health and safety is concerned and also means a reduction in labour costs, plus there is no reduction in the quality of the pipe finish.
Due to the strong but flexible nature of MLCP, longer pipe runs can be created versus other pipework systems, meaning the number of fittings required can be reduced significantly.
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