Afriq Water HDPE and LDPE Piping

High and Low-Density Polyethylene Piping

irrigating for a greener tomorrow

Afriq Water is a manufacturer of quality HDPE and LDPE pipes and a distributor of the various fittings you'll need for your system.

Strict quality controls are implemented at various stages of the manufacturing process to ensure the quality.

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High-Density Polyethylene Piping

HDPE Class 6

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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.

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 Class 6


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.

Low-Density Polyethylene Piping

LDPE Class 3 and 6

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

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 6
lDPE Class 3