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Extreme Temperature Toughness

Exceptional toughness and durability help make CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins an excellent choice for long-lasting natural gas pipeline in virtually any climate. In fact, CONTINUUM HDPE and MDPE Resins often outperform industry standards, offering the following advantages for natural gas applications:

  • Long service life expectancy and lower total life cycle cost
  • Broad service conditions – Including high temperature / pressure performance
  • Outstanding slow crack growth (SCG) resistance – CONTINUUM™ DGDA-2420 Bimodal MDPE Resin achieves more than 150 times the minimum ASTM D2513 requirement1
  • Excellent rapid crack propagation (RCP) resistance at critical cold temperatures – CONTINUUM™ DGDA-2490 Bimodal HDPE Resin is are at least three times more resistant to RCP than the most demanding requirements for ISO PE100 standards1
  • Potential for downgauging and/or increased throughput Extrusion into a wide range of diameters, including large diameters above 14 inches
  • Installation efficiencies – Strong fusion to MDPE, HDPE, PE4710, PE80, and PE100 grades with trenchless rehabilitation capability

Use the links below to learn more about how CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins can meet or exceed the critical performance requirements of your natural gas distribution pipe applications.

1 Data per tests conducted by Dow. Test protocols and additional information available upon request.

Natural Gas Distribution Pipe Resources

Lighting the Way in Pipe Resin Performance (Video)

CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins Webinar (Video)

CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins Brochure (PDF)

CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins Technical Datasheets (Webpage)