Harvel Introduces Industry's First UV Resistant Clear PVC Piping

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EnviroKingUV™ offers ideal solution for photobioreactor tubing and other outdoor applications.

Harvel® Plastics, Inc., announces the launch of EnviroKingUV™, a clear PVC piping that is suitable for exposure to sunlight. Unique UV blocking technology reduces harmful ultraviolet light wavelengths from penetrating the plastic while allowing beneficial wavelengths through. EnviroKingUV™ offers a cost-effective solution for photobioreactor use and other outdoor applications exposed to sunlight where transparency is required.

Harvel EnviroKingUV™ piping is produced from a unique, rigid, transparent PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) compound per ASTM D1784. This material has been specifically formulated to block damaging UV light. Harvel EnviroKingUV™ pipe is produced to IPS dimensions from this material. Specialty ThinWall™ dimensions have been optimized in a variety of diameters that improve light transmission while maintaining product rigidity. The pipe is also available in Schedule 40 dimensions. Harvel EnviroKingUV™ is patent pending.

"EnviroKingUV™ was developed to meet the demands of innovative technologies related to the renewable energy market and other emerging green industries," says Bill Weaver, Harvel's director of technical services. "It's ideally suited for a wide range of outdoor applications including containment vessels for the commercialization of micro algae (photobioreactors), biofuel processing, carbon capture and recycling, process R&D, filtration, and sight glass."

Harvel EnviroKingUV™ possesses the well-known benefits of rigid PVC such as exceptional corrosion resistance; smooth interior walls for unimpeded flow and reduced sediment buildup; fast, reliable solvent-welded connections; good pressure-bearing capability; and ease of handling and installation, to name a few. All of these important attributes are now available in a unique transparent product with UV stability.

About Harvel
Harvel® Plastics, Inc. is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality PVC and CPVC industrial piping and duct systems and other thermoplastic extrusions, including HydroKing® CTS CPVC plumbing piping, CPVC fire sprinkler piping, Harvel LXT® ultrapure water piping, FlameTech™ low flame and smoke containment piping, and Harvel Clear™ PVC piping. With manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Pennsylvania, California, and Texas, Harvel supplies wholesalers across North America plus export markets.

For more information on Harvel, contact Harvel Plastics, Inc., P.O. Box 757, Easton, PA 18044-0757; phone: 610-252-7355; fax: 610-253-4436; website: http://www.EnviroKingUV.com.

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