Afriq Water
HDPE and LDPE Pipes

High and Low-Density Polyethylene Piping

Ideal for irrigation applications such as water transportation, irrigation system mainlines or manifolds.

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HDPE Class 6

High-Density Polyethylene Piping

HDPE is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. HDPE is resistant to many different solvents and has multiple applications and are strong through high temperatures. When comparing failure ratings when exposed to events like rain, stress, wind, heat or cold, HDPE is proven to be durable.

High Density Polyethylene Pipes for irrigation

Areas of Application

  • HDPE can carry water, wastewater, slurries, chemicals, and hazardeous wastes.
  • HDPE pipes are safe for water applications e.g. drinking water and agricultural irrigation. Disinfectants such as chlorine and chloramine are approved for use in HDPE pipe.
  • HDPE pipes delivers strong, long-lasting performance with a light weight and price tag. Conservatively expected to last 50-100 years by the Plastic Pipe Institute.
  • HDPE pipes connect with compression fittings. HDPE pipes can be used in trenchless applications where digging is difficult or impossible.
  • HDPE material may be used for above ground pipeline installations as it is UV protected and if it meets the hydrostatic pressure requirements of the design.


  • HDPE installation can be done in two ways.
  • An option would be to dig a trench for pipe laying while an alternative is to use a commercial auger which will drill through the ground and at the same time pulls the pipe with it.
  • The latter is recommended for situations where trenching might not be allowed or possible like in streets or driveways.
  • Trench installation, on the other hand, is easier since there is no need to use joints.
HDPE Class 6

LDPE Class 3 and 6

Low-Density Polyethylene Piping

LDPE pipe is manufactured from approved prime-graded recycled material, to ensure a long lasting and durable end product.

Low Density Polyethylene Pipes for irrigation

Areas of Application

  • LDPE pipes can be used in a wide range of applications including sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, drainage systems, agricultural piping and irrigation systems.
  • The pipe is measured internally as opposed to HDPE which is normally measured by the outside diameter.


  • LDPE pipe and fittings can be installed using very simple equipment.
  • All the fittings are fitted internally pipe should be warmed up before insertion of a fitting to assist with swelling the pipe over the fitting.
  • LDPE pipe can be buried or secured above ground.
  • The pipe is UV protected and is also resistant to most chemicals like fertilizers etc.
LDPE Class 3
LDPE Class  6