CORRUGATED HDPE PIPE RAW MATERIAL
LANE'S ASTM F2648 GRADE PIPE is produced from an engineered compound of virgin and recycled HDPE resins meeting the cell classification and material performance requirements of both ASTM F2648 and AASHTO M252/M294. LANE'S ASTM F2648 GRADE PIPE is engineered to a higher standard than that required by ASTM F2648 to ensure sufficient service life for all storm drainage applications. The resin compound used to manufacture LANE'S ASTM F2648 GRADE PIPE contains a minimum 40% post‐consumer recycled material that is subject to a quality assurance program that ensures compliance with cell classification requirements. Lane qualifies its recycled blends to ensure sufficient service life for all storm drainage applications by engineering a compound with ample slow‐crack‐growth (SCG) resistance, the primary material property that relates quality and the critical component for assessing service life. SCG resistance is measured using the Notched Constant Ligament Stress (NCLS) test per ASTM F2136. LANE'S ASTM F2648 GRADE PIPE is certified to exceed the SCG resistance requirements of AASHTO M252/M294 as well as all other corrugated HDPE pipe specifications.
The US Green Building Council's (www.usgbc.org) rating system to certify green building and construction, commonly known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), recognizes recycled material and assigns credits for related use. LANE'S ASTM F2648 GRADE PIPE qualifies for "Recycled Content" LEED credits under the "Materials and Resources" credit category. Although specified as containing a minimum 40% post ‐consumer recycled material, the target percentage is 50% and this value may be used in the application process.