Polypropylene pressure piping

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Polypropylene pressure piping
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per 1 meter, 25 mm outer diameter
Total:0.584 kg CO₂e
584 gCO₂e
Material Use
polypropyleneglass-fiber filler
Water Use
Per 1 meter, 25 mm outer diameter
Total:3.17 L
0.837 USgal
Source: aquatherm GmbH[1]

Polypropylene pressure piping is a type of mechanical piping for applications such as potable water and non-potable water. This article is an overview of the environmental impact of the piping throughout its life cycle. Unless otherwise specified, data on this page refers to 1 meter of 25 mm outside diameter pipe, which is equivalent to a ¾ inch copper pipe. The pipe has life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 0.584 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).[1]


The pipe is composed of polypropylene, glass-fiber filler, and brass among other materials.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Polpropylene (PP-R) Pressure Piping Systems Environmental Product Declaration. aquatherm GmbH, 18 Dec. 2015. Web. 14 Jan. 2017. Archived