Hepworth Technocore Multilayer PVC Pipes


Traditionally in the Middle East, soil and drain PVC pipes are extruded as a single solid monolayer during the manufacturing process. Technocore pipes, as the results of a complex production process, are composed of three distinct layers, an innovative technique that improves pipes performance whilst reducing the total material content.

Hepworth’s Technocore technology was developed together with one of the world’s leaders in PVC multilayer plastic pipe technology, Wavin Group. This technology, new to the Middle East region, has a solid track record and has been used in Europe for over 25 years. Nowadays, the majority of PVC soil and drainage pipes in Europe are developed by this technology. PVC multilayer plastics pipes are widely accepted also in North America, Australia, South Africa and many other countries around the world because of their superior performance and environmental advantages. Our Technocore products are supported by a Kitemark certificate.

Properties & applications

Multilayer pipe technology was originally developed to improve the performance of pipes and to help the construction industry to achieve a lower carbon footprint, leading to a more sustainable world. Governments, agencies and legislative bodies are constantly looking for greener products, i.e. those that require less energy and use fewer natural resources. Our new Technocore technology reduces the usage of carbon during manufacturing and helps our customers to meet increasingly tough new regulations and their own sustainability commitments.

The main benefits of the multilayer technology are:

  • Pipes are up to 20% lighter, making handling easier and improving site efficiency
  • Pipes are stronger and have more impact resistance than conventional solid wall pipes, so they are less prone to damage when being transported and when handled on site.
  • Reduced material usage means that there are environmental advantages with regard to the lower carbon footprint (16% reduction in CO2 emissions over the whole supply chain)