Water Distribution & Collection

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Water Distribution & Collection

The glass fibre industry supports the supply chain actors in determining compliance of its products with the national requirements on drinking water.

In brief

Glass fibre-reinforced plastics can be used in pipes and tanks which are used for managing wastewater, stormwater and the distribution of drinking water.

Glass fibre-reinforced plastic pipes offer several sustainability benefits: they are lighter than traditional material and easy to install; they are corrosion resistant – avoiding water leaks – and provide durable infrastructure for many decades.

Glass Fibre Europe – Guidance document

Glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP) are composite materials made of a polymer matrix reinforced with glass fibres. The glass fibres therein are treated with a sizing to hold individual filaments together and to promote adhesion to the polymer matrix.

To assist the supply chain actors in determining compliance of glass fibre products with the requirements of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Glass Fibre Europe has edited a guidance document. The document can be downloaded with the link at the bottom of this webpage

Supporting documents