Polypropylene Water Pipe
Common Product
MasterFormat 22 11 00 Facility Water Distribution; 22 11 16 Domestic Water Piping; 40 23 23 Potable Water Process Piping

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2021.

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer that is produced from the monomer propylene. Polypropylene is used in several types of pipes including sewage and drainage, gas distribution, plumbing, and potable water transport. Polypropylene water pipes...

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Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer that is produced from the monomer propylene. Polypropylene is used in several types of pipes including sewage and drainage, gas distribution, plumbing, and potable water transport. Polypropylene water pipes are primarily manufactured as extrusion products that have a fixed cross-sectional profile; which is important when distributing volumes of liquids at varying levels of pressure. Polypropylene water pipes typically contain antioxidants and stabilizers in order to protect against thermal instability and oxidation. Chlorine is often added to potable water in order to prevent microbial growth. The chlorine can react with antioxidants in the pipe, which leads to leaching of the antioxidant degradants into the water. Over time this reaction degrades antioxidants, resulting in increased oxidation of the pipe material and overall mechanical instability. See the Process Chemistry tab for leachants that were identified in our research.

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Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Polypropylene
9003-07-0
98.50% Polymer Subscribe to view
Quino(2,3-b)acridine-7,14-dione, 2,9-dichloro-5,12-dihydro-
3089-17-6
0.98% Pigment Subscribe to view
Anox 70
41484-35-9
0.25% Stabilizer Subscribe to view
Ionox 330
1709-70-2
0.17% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Irganox 242
26741-53-7
0.10% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Polypropylene
9003-07-0
98.50% 98.50% Polymer Subscribe to view
Quino(2,3-b)acridine-7,14-dione, 2,9-dichloro-5,12-dihydro-
3089-17-6
0.98% 0.98% Pigment Subscribe to view
Anox 70
41484-35-9
0.25% 0.25% Stabilizer Subscribe to view
Ionox 330
1709-70-2
0.17% 0.17% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Irganox 242
26741-53-7
0.10% 0.10% Antioxidant Subscribe to view

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Known or Potential Residuals
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HBN Resources (2)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Healthy Environments: What's New (and What's Not) With PVC
Tool Water Pipes Hazard Spectrum
Sources
Sources for Common Product Data
Source Uploaded Document Linked Document
ABN//INSTAL CT FASER RD GREEN
Antimicrobial
Antioxidants to prevent Polymer Oxidation
Aquatherm
Aquatherm-Green
Aquatherm2
Aquatherm3
ASTM F2389
BASF1
BASF2
Borealis
BuildingGreen
Calcium bis[monoethyl(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxylbenzyl)phosphonate]
CDC - Drinking Water
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21
Characterization of Leachable Chemical Substances from Common Drinking Water Piping Materials
Chimasorb 81
Chimassorb 2020
Chimassorb 944
Chlorinated Water Induced Aging of Pipe Grade Polypropylene Random Copolymers
Damodaran
DOVERPHOS S-9228
DOVERPHOS S-9411
Enpure High-Purity Propylene
EPA2004
EPD ABN//INSTAL CT FASER RD
EPD Aquatherm Polpropylene (PP-R) Pressure Piping Systems
EPD Iplex
EPD NUPI-Americas
EPD Vinidex
Experience with the application of the draft European Standard prEN 15768
Factors influencing lead and iron release from some Egyptian drinking water pipes
FDA
Ferro
Fundaox
Gate
Geertz
Geode
Hametner
iPlex
Iplex Website
Irgafos 126
Irgafos 168
Irgafos 168 FF
Irganox 1010
IRGANOX 1010 - CIBA
Irganox 1010 TDS
Irganox 1035
Irganox 1076
Irganox 1330
Irganox 1425 WL
Irganox 3114
Irganox B 215
Irganox B 225
Irganox B 561
Irganox B215
Irganox B225
Irganox B225 TDS
Irganox PS 800 FL
Irganox PS 802
Irganox PS 802 FL
IRGASTAB FS 042
Irgastab FS 301 FF
JP 05-170932 - Tubular polypropylene resin molding for water supply and drainage
Light stabilizers and UV absorbers to prevent polymer degradation
MSDS - Wavin - EVO PP-RC & PP-RCT Pipe Systems
NSF/ANSI 372 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
NUPI-Americas
Oxidation Resistance of Polypropylene Random Copolymer Pipe to Chlorinated Water
Patent - Anti-microbial PPR water pipe
Patent - Plastics Pipe
Patent - Polyolefin composition for water pipes with increased resistance to chlorine dioxide
Patent - Polypropylene mineral compound with reduced volatiles
PEX and PP Water Pipes: Assimilable Carbon, Chemicals, and Odors
PEX and PP Water Pipes: Assimilable Carbon, Chemicals, and Odors (In Press)
Piping Up: Aquatherm CTO on the Importance of Sustainable Piping
POLYPROPYLENE PRESSURE PIPING SYSTEMS
POLYPROPYLENE RANDOM COPOLYMER(PP-R) PIPE SYSTEM FOR HOT AND COLDWATER IN THE BUILDING
Ruemer
SCC
SDS - Irgastab FS 301 FF
Seefine
SI Group - Antioxidants - Polymer Additive Blends
SpecialChem2
Technical Guide - Polypropylene Pressure Piping Systems
Technical Guide - Thermoplastic Piping Technical Manual
Terrain
The Definitive Guide to Polypropylene (PP)
THE RISE AND FALL OF POLYPROPYLENE PLASTIC PIPING
Tinuvin 326 TDS
Tinuvin 622 SF
Tinuvin 622 TDS
Tolinski
UCSF
Vinidex
Vinidex - Product Website
Wavin
What’s the Difference Between Polypropylene Types?
Whelton
Zhang