Raw materials of BUCCHI S.r.l. fittings: characteristics and advantages compared to traditional materials

Raw materials of BUCCHI S.r.l. fittings: characteristics and advantages compared to traditional materials 

All BUCCHI products are designed and produced by carefully selecting the raw materials used in the production process, to meet the highest and most stringent quality standards requested by the market.
Given the importance and versatility of BUCCHI fittings, pipes, and pipe/fitting systems for a wide range of uses, it is worth underlining all the advantages of the raw materials used, compared to traditional materials, in particular brass and PVC.
Inside our company, Dr. Anna Valentini works in the laboratory to analyse materials and products. Thanks to her help, we can outline the characteristics of every material used to make our products, which she describes as follows.
PA66
Polyamide PA66 is a material with high rigidity and hardness, resistant to abrasion, wear and fatigue. It has a low coefficient of friction and is resistant to corrosion. It also has good electrical, mechanical and thermal characteristics.
Products made of PA66 can be used instead of brass products, with the advantage of being lighter, avoiding the formation of limestone incrustations, being more resistant to corrosion and atmospheric agents. The chemical formulation also guarantees total non-toxicity and suitability for contact with liquid food.

PP
Polypropylene is a material with good mechanical strength and excellent chemical resistance; it also has a high impact resistance and good dimensional stability.
Compared to PVC fittings, they have the advantage of superior mechanical and bending strength, which makes it possible to use them at a wider range of operating temperatures. The chemical formulation also guarantees total non-toxicity and suitability for contact with liquid food.
PPR
Random polypropylene (PPR) is part of the propylene family but has a greater resistance to low temperatures.
It is one of the most electrically insulating materials and is insensitive to electrostatic and electromagnetic fields of any frequency. It also has a high resistance to chemical agents and is particularly inert even with respect to contact problems with food substances. These properties, together with the thermal and mechanical properties, make the PPR particularly suitable for use in the plumbing and heating sector.