Pipes and ductwork are required in many large, industrial applications. Piping systems are used to distribute liquids, while ductwork is used to distribute gases. The specifications for both size and materials vary significantly based on the industry, application, temperature, safety, and regulatory requirements. 

At Houston Polytank, we specialize in the manufacture of polyethylene and polypropylene industrial tanks and tank products. In addition to our large extrusion-wound tanks, we provide extrusion-wound plastic pipes reinforced with multilayer metal mesh. The construction of the pipes ensures the piping assembly withstands even the harshest operating and environmental conditions. They are available in diameters of 2 to 13 feet and thickness of 0.25 to 3 inches with options for various lengths and colors. 

Plastic pipes have many advantages and are widely manufactured to outfit different uses. Here, we’ll provide more information about plastic pipes, how they can be used, and our process.

Types of Plastic Pipes

Our clients know that they can depend on us to meet their exact specifications for custom pipes and ductwork. The same innovative process that produced our industry-leading tanks allows us to provide structurally sound plastic pipes at any requested standard dimensional ratio. Strong enough to withstand a variety of tolerances, plastic pipes are long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free. 

Our plastic pipes are produced from two types of materials:

  • HDPE: High-density polyethylene is a common material for food packaging and can be used in any type of plumbing application. It allows water to flow freely under less pressure, as it has a low friction coefficient. 
  • PP: Polypropylene is a lightweight, flexible, and durable material. It demonstrates a high melting point, very good chemical resistance, and low water absorption rate. As it is highly customizable, it can be used for a variety of applications, such as chemical drainage, HVAC, and water or wastewater distribution. 

Features & Benefits of Plastic Pipes

Depending on the use and location, it may be necessary to provide access to the inside of the pipes. To accomplish this, we can incorporate manways for safe, secure entry. We also can build 45° and 90° turns and elbow joints to accommodate virtually any geography. The composition can be matched to the pipe construction and connected via flange bolt, welding, or the traditional bell and spigot method.

Plastic pipes made from HDPE and PP are commonly used as they exhibit the following qualities:

  • Non-toxic material composition
  • Durability (including resistance to saline, alkaline, and acids)
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Versatility

Industrial Duct Work

Ducts transport fumes, particles, dust, and hazardous components from locations such as shop floors, sanding machines, lab hoods, and tanks. Our plastic pipes provide superior ductwork to many industrial exhaust systems. The same qualities that make our pipes exceptional for liquid applications also apply to gas or particulate conveyance. Our polypropylene pipe can handle gases up to 200° F. 

Versatile, High-Quality Products at Houston Polytank

At Houston Polytank, we are a manufacturer of patented extrusion-wound PE and PP pipe reinforced with multilayer metal mesh. By combining FDA-approved materials, certified thermoplastic welders, and a comprehensive quality control process (including a 24-hour hydro test), we produce durable and reliable tanks, pipes, and ductwork. Our reinforced pipes have a specific gravity over 1.0 (i.e., they sink in water), a coefficient of expansion similar to metal, and high pressure capacities, making them an effective alternative to conventional tank products. 

To learn more about our products and methodologies or how we can help you with your projects, contact us or request a quote today. We look forward to partnering with you to deliver your pipes and ductwork on spec, on time, and on budget with the highest quality. 


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