Iplex Pipelines – ISCouncil

Iplex Pipelines


  • Product Type Piping, Plastic Products



  • Company Name Fletcher Building
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Applicable Credits

IS v1.2 Mat-1 , Mat-2


iplex Pipelines is the largest Australian owned and operated pipe and fittings manufacturing businesses in Australia with manufacturing and distribution capabilities in all States as well as New Zealand. We recognise the importance of water infrastructure and irrigation projects for Australia’s future and have developed proven capabilities in this area. Plastic has become the material of choice for water, sewage and gas pipes across Australia and around the world. New developments have increased the performance and environmental advantages of these pipes.

iplex Pipelines is at the forefront of these developments. At iplex Pipelines we continually research, develop and test products to efficiently manage waste and conserve precious resources. An example is OPVC, a stronger, more impact resistant version of PVC, which enables more materially efficient pipes to be manufactured.

The benefits of these pipes were demonstrated on the Darling Anna project to pipe open water channels that have resulted in savings of up to 85% of the available water previously lost to seepage and evaporation.

Sustainability Outcomes

PVC pipes and fittings supplied by iplex Pipelines have long service lives, typically in excess of 100 years. Therefore, it is expected that little pipe product will reach the end of its service in the near future. Nevertheless, iplex has partnered with a Sydney-based recycling company to develop a program whereby pipe recovered from demolition and construction waste (and other suitable PVC-U material), is transformed into a form suitable for reprocessing into the core of sandwich construction pipes for non-pressure applications. As a result, iplex products may contribute to your project or asset achieving DL2.2 of ISv2.0 Rso-5.

iplex pipe products have an EPD developed in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804 which may help your project achieve points under ISv1.2 Mat-2 and ISv2.0 Rso-7. In addition, our EPD data has been included in the ISv2.0 Materials Calculator meaning when you use our product on your project, you can select the appropriate iplex product within the calculator.

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