PVC as per Australian/NZ Standards - DWV Pipe


Zenith offers a complete range of DWV sewer pipes that comply with AS/NZS1260, in both rubber ring joint (RRJ) and solvent cement joint (SCJ). UPVC is the predominant material used in DWV pipes. The economic advantages are well accepted, they are lightweight, resistant to a wide variety of chemicals, do not support combustion, they are impervious to bacterial and fungal attack and are not subject to electrolytic corrosion. The Pipes are designed with a high impact strength, which helps prevent damage during handling and installation. All parts assemble easily using either solvent cement or rubber seal rings to accommodate thermal or ground movement.


The properties listed in the following table are typical characteristics of PVC-U. These mechanical properties are for PVC-U at 20°C

Density 1530kg/m3
Ultimate tensile strength 52MPa
Compressive strength 66MPa
Shore D hardness 85 ASTM D2240
Hardness (Brinell) at 23degC 12-15
Elongation at Yield 5.5%
Poissons ratio 0.38
Coefficient of linear thermal
expansion 7 x 10-5 / °C
Vicat softening temperature Approximately 80°C
Ring bending modulus 3 minute 3200MPa and long term 1400MPa