The presence of the aluminum layer, its thickness and position, result in excellent heat conductivity characteristics.
With Mixal® pipes it is possible to carry out floor heating systems with higher heat outputs.
In fact, the greater conductance generates higher temperatures on the pipe surface as compared with all-plastic pipes (PE-X and PERT) and this advantage is reflected, for example in the possibility of obtaining relatively low supply temperatures.
The greater performance of Mixal® pipes compared with all-plastic pipes means greater system output at equal flow conditions. An example: the 16×2 Mixal® pipe has the same thermal output as the 17×2 PE-X pipe.
The mechanical characteristics of the Mixal® pipes make them ideal for use in floor heating systems. The bending radius corresponds to 2.5 times the pipe diameter and the circular section at the bend remains constant.
The pipe, once bent, remains in the desired position like a metal pipe; hence the use of anchor clips is not required as with all-plastic pipes.
Barrier against oxygen and UV rays
The inner layer in aluminum acts as a perfect barrier against the passage of gaseous molecules thus avoiding the danger of corrosion due to oxygen infiltration and damage caused by exposure to UV rays