Total's HDPE boosts productivity in multilayer composite pipe extrusion


The latest high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe grade from the Refining & Chemicals Div. (Brussels) of integrated petrochemicals group Total combines processability with elevated temperature performance and long-term stability, achieving an unprecedented level of processing performance, according to the company.

XSene XRT70 is a PE-RT (PE with raised temperature resistance) Type II HDPE produced using Total's Advanced Double Loop technology. High extrusion speeds can be reached at low extrusion temperatures and without any melt fracture, while maintaining an excellent surface finish, says the company.

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