Reliance receives Bodycote's PE 100 certification for Relene

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Mumbai, May 9 (UNI) Reliance today joined the select band of eleven manufacturers across the world to receive PE 100 certification from Bodycote, Sweden, for the product PE pipe grade Relene 46GP003 manufactured at Gandhar.

Only eleven PE makers out 440 have received the rare certification.

Reliance Industries Limited is the only Indian and seventh Asian producer to get the certification, the Company said in a release here today.

Reliance would leverage this certification coupled with their in-house capability to produce PE pipes to create a differentiated platform for PE pipe brands. PE 100 Polyethylene Pipe Grade is a novel addition to the family of Polyethylene Pipes manufactured by Reliance. Pipes made out of PE 100 grades have outstanding pressure and abrasion resistance, superior stress crack resistance and provide a higher margin of safety, the release said.

These pipes find extensive use in applications for gas and water distribution, effluent disposal, and others. They can withstand 10 MPA of stress for 50 years (with no brittle failure).

Bodycote is an internationally reputed certification agency for polymer and metal pipe testing and lifetime evaluation. It has 105 accredited laboratories in 19 countries and has tested over 70,000 pipes.

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