The Henco system with PE-Xc/AL/PE-Xc pipes and synthetic PVDF fittings can be considered the most hygienic piping system for (drinking) water on the market. All of it made in the heart of Europe, made in Belgium, in accordance with the strictest quality standards. Because Henco realised that water is life, they use only the best materials in their fittings. Henco takes care of your (drinking) water.
How does Henco ensure this?
The multilayer pipes consist of cross-linked or reinforced polyethylene with an aluminium core. Cross-linking is done physically. It involves making connections between the PE molecules in order to obtain a reinforced structure that makes the PE resistant to high pressures and temperatures. The physical cross-linking of PE-HD (high-density polyethylene) is achieved by firing electrons onto the pipe; non-crosslinked PE-HD will then turn into cross-linked PE-Xc.
No chemicals whatsoever are used to cross-link this type of PE, as opposed to the production of PE-Xa and PE-Xb, where peroxide (PE-Xa) and silane (PE-Xb), respectively, are added to the PE to obtain a reinforced structure.
Unlike chemical cross-linking, PE-Xc does not require any post-rinsing and there is no risk whatsoever that the PE-Xc will give off an odour when the (drinking water) tap is opened. After all, Henco’s cross-linking process fully sterilises the Henco pipe. As pure and clean as can be. Our (drinking) water deserves the best and cleanest pipes!
However, a piping system requires more than just the most hygienic pipes. It also needs fittings. Fittings that meet the strictest hygiene requirements and are simultaneously resistant to high pressures and temperatures. A material that has all these properties is the plastic PVDF. PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) is a high-performance polymer that is used when purity, strength and flexibility are needed. In addition, the plastic has a high chemical resistance: soft or hard water, PVDF can handle anything and is immune to corrosion.
In short, the combination of PE-Xc/AL/PE-Xc pipes and PVDF fittings is a pure and corrosion-proof system. An extremely durable system, made in the heart of Europe, made in Belgium, in accordance with the strictest quality standards.