Berlin/Dresden/Reiskirchen, April 2022
Now, for the first time, DINplus certified polyethylene (PE) pressure pipes with short-fiber-reinforced PE intermediate layer
Awarding of certificate for BLACKTECplus pipes by DIN CERTCO at Baenninger in Reiskirchen
For the first time in January of this year, DIN CERTCO awarded certificates for pressure pipes made of polyethylene (PE) with a short-fiber-reinforced PE intermediate layer. The owner of the certificates is Baenninger Kunststoff-Produkte GmbH. The manufacturer of the plastic pipe systems, located in Reiskirchen, thus has the right to sign its BLACKTECplus with the DINplus conformity mark label.
On the occasion of a visit in Reiskirchen, Dr. Juergen Heinemann, Head of Pipe Systems at DIN CERTCO, officially commit the certificates to Baenninger. General Manager Christoph Stamm and Sales Manager Andreas Jez are delighted about the conformation associated with the unique product properties, which are the result of extensive experience and many years of research activities at the company. In the course of product design and testing, IMA Materials research and application technology served as a competent development partner at Baenninger’s side. The DIN CERTCO-approved test laboratory, located in Dresden, contributed its expertise in the testing of reinforced and unreinforced plastic pipe systems and accompanied Baenninger in the certification process.
As a result, a PE multilayer plastic composite pipe was certified by DIN CERTCO that, in addition to the well-known advantages of plastic pipes, such as long lifetime, low weight, and outstanding chemical resistance, offers significantly reduced length expansion when compared to solid-wall pipes. The specified maximal length shrinkage of 1% and the maximal coefficient of length expansion of 0.1 mm/(m*K) defined in the certification program are significant below the values set forth in DIN 8075 and DIN EN 12201-2. Tests carried out by IMA Materials research and application technology verify that Baenninger’s BLACKTECplus pipes are indeed below these values.