SILON leads the way in Europe with innovative high-grade PE-Xb material for safety pipe production considering eco-friendly aspects. SILON has successfuly offered PE-Xb material on the market under the brand name TABOREX since 1994.
TABOREX® (PE-Xb) is the only material of choice under future conditions of increased chlorination of potable water. TABOREX (PE-Xb) is more flexible than other plastics and reduces your need for fittings! That safes your time and money. PE-Xb pipes last over 100 years. Your guarantees will survive your customers. PE-Xb is not harmed by chemicals and disinfectants. Your guarantee won´t be leaking. Even under strong pressure PE-Xb won´t let you down. High temperatures do not affect the superior performance of PE-Xb.
Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) contributes to more safety and comfort in our daily life. The three-dimensional network in the material is the main contributor to the superior performance.
TABOREX represents a premium quality product line based on silane grafted polyethylene (PEX-b) technology especially designed for versatile applications. Purpose-fitted TABOREX systems are available for the production of pipes, tubes, wire and cable, films and others.
Chemical characteristics and technology
SILON serves the market with products for the two major PEX-b production processes, Sioplas and Monosil. Both technologies create a three-dimensional cross-linking network in the polyethylene matrix of final products. In the Sioplas system a TABOREX silane-grafted compound is blended with a TABOREX catalyst Masterbatch prior to extrusion or injection molding of the final product.
The Monosil technology involves grafting and manufacturing of the final product in one step. For this technology a silane blend (Silmix) of grafting initiator and specialized additives is pre-mixed with standard polyethylene and extruded.
In both cases the fabricated products must be cross-linked in a second production step. The building of cross-linking network is induced by moisture and can be accelerated by heat.
A range of TABORADD additive masterbatches complete the TABOREX product line offering improved extrusion and long-term behavior.
TABOREX provides a cost-effective solution in a wide range of application areas. It fills the gap between standard polymers and high-priced technical polymers. The technical performance of TABOREX is characterized by:
- High maximum service temperatures
- Chemical resistance even at elevated temperature conditions
- Outstanding slow and rapid crack resistance especially at low temperatures
- Memory effect
BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
SILON TABOREX solutions are available for versatile applications. The high temperature and chemical resistance of the cross-linked polyethylene allows the use of TABOREX in industrial applications beyond the limits of HDPE products. TABOREX products can be used for the transport of gas and liquids in the chemical industry. Due to improved relevant mechanical performance such as thermal stability under load, environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR) or resistance to slow crack growth, the cross-linked materials enhance the pipes´ protective properties. All grades are ready-to-use on standard extrusion or injection molding lines.
- Pipes – single and multi-layer pipes for domestic hot and cold water,under floor heating and central heating
- Pipes for gas distribution, transport of chemical fluids, air conditioning, shower hoses
SILON´S EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS PROVIDE EXPERTISE AND ASSISTANCE
If you are looking for special solutions in PEX-b technology we offer a wide range of services. Developing a formulation according to your field of application is a part of it as well as optimizing existing products to the requirements of your production process. Our process specialists will also support you in deciding for the perfect product combination to address your customers´ needs. Our pilot plant can assist you with
- Trial production in real process conditions
- Production of test specimens
- Rheological research in process conditions
- Curing of products
Furthermore we offer a wide range of analytical services such as
- Measurement of gel content and hot set tests
- Rheological and mechanical testing
- Analysis of additives