Developed more than 30 years ago in Germany by egeplast GmBH, the SLA® Barrier Pipe system prevents the permeation of pollutants into potable water and the environment. While its European version abides by a yellow and green striped exterior, the UK version comes in blue with brown stripes to identify it as multiple layer. Its aluminium barrier enables the best protection to outside contaminants with an impermeable surface and the system’s electrical properties are capable of checking the integrity of the pipe even after installation. It is the only plastic drinking water pipe with global approval for installation in contaminated soil.
The risk of contamination to potable water is much higher in areas near industrial, agricultural, landfill and petrol stations. Due to its unique properties, which are all in accordance with BS EN 12201, the SLA® Barrier Pipe system is perfectly suited to these harsher environments with its protective PEplus coating to resist scratches and abrasions.