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BRAND NEW MATERIAL WINS DWI APPROVAL: FOUR INDUSTRY PRODUCT CATEGORIES BENEFIT.

A partnership between manufacturer Power Plastics and technical fabrics group Rivertex has produced a brand new polymer fabric with full Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) approval.

For the first time, water industry users can bring the new material into their supply chain in the form of sludge cones, baffle curtains, tank liners and water bags, confident that all the standards for potable water have been met – and exceeded.

Rivertex® APO Powerplas® took 4 years to develop, and cost the companies more than £25,000 to complete the rigorous DWI testing and approval process.

It is a non-toxic two-layer polymer with an internal scrim weave which achieves far greater tear strength than other thicker, heavier materials but with greater flexibility and a structure which resists delamination.

The new fabric can be safely fabricated using HF welding, without creating toxic fumes; achieves excellent chemical /UV resistance; has long-term water contact compatibility and floats without the need for buoyancy aids.

In addition to its DWI approval, Rivertex® APO Powerplas® is also WRAS certified and meets BS6920. It is supplied exclusively through Power Plastics.

Article posted 1st March 2019