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  • 20 FEBRUARY 2023
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Plastics for Sustainability of The Future

February is generally known as the month of affection. This is based on the celebration of Valentine’s Day which falls on February 14 each year. We can do many things to express love and compassion, one way is to protect the environment for the future.


Many environmental problems are often faced today, one of which is pollution. The problem that is now getting more serious so that it is often considered a threat is pollution due to the use of plastic materials in everyday life.


Instead of being useful, the use of plastic is actually a serious threat to the environment. Items that are easy to get and the price is relatively cheap, make plastic materials much loved for various uses. But on the other hand, its nature that takes a long time to decompose, makes plastic a potential agent for environmental pollution.


However, the existence of plastic for manufacturing industries such as the Vinilon Group which processes plastic into various pipe products actually brings sustainability to the side of life. Instead of being a threat, plastic as a raw material for pipes is something that can be put to positive use.


Pipes Plastic, Pipes Of The Future


Vinilon Group as a leading Indonesian manufacturer & distributor of piping systems, considers plastic pipes to be the pipes of the future. This is because plastic pipes made of plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), and polypropylene (PP-R) can shift the position of pipes made of iron or metal-based materials.


“If plastic that is used as a plastic bag, the benefits and impacts are clearly different from plastic pipes. If it’s in the piping system, why is plastic pipe the pipe of the future because it can replace the use of iron pipes,” said Bram as a Product Specialist from the Vinilon Group.


Plastic pipes can replace iron pipes for reasons of a more sustainable life. According to Bram, the long-lasting nature of plastic is one of the advantages of pipes made of plastic compared to pipes made of metal.


With its non-corrosive nature, pipes made from PVC, PE and PP-R plastic raw materials can be more durable and strong for long-term use. This is certainly very good for reasons of sustainable living.


“Plastic pipes are superior, because they are not corrosive, they cannot rust. It’s durable, not fragile. If the iron is rusty, the thickness will automatically thin out, after a while it can crack and break. Its lifetime is longer than plastic pipes. For iron, the corrosion can be carried away by water and pollute the environment. There could be heavy metal content in the groundwater,” said Bram.


Its non-corrosive nature also makes pipes with plastic raw materials safe for fluid/water flow. This is because the plastic raw material is not corrosive, so it will not contaminate the stream. This is also reinforced by a certificate that has been obtained from the Chemical and Packaging Center (BBKK) because it has passed the feasibility test.


Plastic pipes have a more competitive price compared to pipes made from other raw materials, so that it can be a consideration for people to choose plastic pipes.


In some sectors, plastic may indeed be a threat to the sustainability of human life. However, in the industrial sector such as manufacturing piping systems, PVC, PE and PP-R types of plastic can actually support a sustainable human lifestyle through their advantages. This can be a consideration for the community to choose plastic pipes that are of good quality, such as pipe products from the Vinilon Group, in order to be able to continue a sustainable lifestyle.