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With more than 85 years’ experience, Iplex has established itself as a leading provider of water solutions in Australia. The Iplex commitment to collaboration, expertise and innovation have made them a trusted partner with water authorities and within civil, irrigation and plumbing markets.

Iplex has positioned itself at the forefront of pipeline innovation. Their product portfolio is a testament to their dedication of advanced solutions that enhance performance, durability and efficiency. One such innovation is BlackMAX®. Produced from polypropylene, BlackMAX drainage pipes are designed for stormwater drainage applications such as, council drainage, infrastructure drainage, ocean outfalls, road culverts and stormwater retention.

As the original large bore structured wall pipe manufacturer in Australia, Iplex takes incredible pride in offering utilities, councils, asset owners, developers and plumbers an alternative to conventional drainage solutions. The efficient design of the BlackMAX profile wall features a smooth inner bore and corrugated outer wall, optimising hydraulic performance whilst maintaining structural integrity.

Manufactured in Australia, BlackMAX is recognised for its durability and low-cost benefits compared with other conventional drainage pipes. “We wanted to provide an alternative solution to conventional drainage pipes, offering a durable, lightweight pipe which is resistant to corrosion and root intrusion,” said National Technical Sales Engineer Don Tasevski.

The spigot and socket design includes a reinforced corrugated socket up to DN525 and a double wall socket ‘cuff’ for larger sizes ensuring added security at the pipe joint. The carefully designed rubber ring joint provides a high degree of resistance to infiltration, exfiltration and root ingress.

BlackMAX pipes are highly resistant to corrosive and aggressive ground conditions, such as acid sulphate soils and saline ground waters, enabling years of corrosion free service and low maintenance. Water Services Association of Australia’s (WSAA) appraisal of Iplex Structured Wall polypropylene pipes state a service life of more than 100 years, if designed and installed in accordance with industry standards.

As Iplex looks to the future, the current BlackMAX range will be extended to provide the complete package of pipes and fittings for project requirements. “It’s an exciting step forward, as councils and water authorities continue to support alternative products in the stormwater market, the potential for differing sizes and applications will grow,” said Mr Tasevski.

“Our large diameter corrugated pipes will provide huge opportunities for our customers and the communities they serve.”

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Iplex. For further information, please visit iplex.com.au

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