The Metyx range of multiaxial glass fibre fabrics has recently gained accreditation for being safe to use in the manufacture of unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and epoxy resin glass fibre reinforced (GRP) drinking water pipes and GRP potable water storage systems. Metyx is a leading Turkish manufacturer of
high-performance technical textiles.
Metyx multiaxial glass fibre fabrics were independently tested according to the migration standard XP P 41-250-2 by CARSO-Laboratoire Santé Environnement Hygiène de Lyon, and are now certified for use in the reinforcement of materials in contact with drinking water according to circular DGS/SD7A/2006/370. The Carso group is the leading provider in France of water analysis as part of the wide range of analytical services carried out by its European network of specialist laboratories, the company said in a press release.
Multiaxial glass fibre fabrics also known as non-crimp fabrics (NCF) are made up of one or more layers of unidirectional glass fibres stitched together. This type of GRP reinforcement is well established for the manufacture of water, drainage and sewage pipes.
Along with this latest product approval, Metyx has also been awarded DNV GL and Lloyds Register certifications for marine and wind energy composites applications. All Metyx technical textile products are manufactured according to TUV Nord and SGS certified ISO 9001 quality, ISO 14001 environmental and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management systems standards.
“The addition of this new drinking water pipe approval has extended the reinforcement product offering that Metyx is now able to supply to both new customers and our existing GRP pipe producers using Metyx’s multiaxial fabrics for their water, drain and sewage pipe needs,” Bahattin Sendogan, Metyx European sales director said in a statement.