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Trend to watch: Rainwater Harvesting in 2017

January 18th, 2017

Updated 2017 Hi Guys. Well in 2017 rainwater harvesting is even more of a hot topic than when this article first came out. APD are now very heavily involved in rainwater re-harvesting and have products to suit. We are seeing […]

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Storm water Detention Tanks now required in Auckland

January 18th, 2017

Ever wondered why Auckland has such massive flooding problems and what you can do as a home owner to prevent this happening to you? Introducing New Zealand made Storm water Detention Tanks, designed particularly for Aucklanders’ and our beautiful Auckland weather. Solve your problems once and for all today

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Chemical Storage Tanks

December 26th, 2016

At APD we are specialists in manufacturing and supplying Chemical Storage Tanks made out of tough plastic, designed to meet the strict requirements of ERMA and the Australian authorities. The tanks are tested by HSNO and will handle most products […]

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The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

December 17th, 2016

Very interesting article showing why rainwater is so important to us and the comments from other people around the world about the influences of rainwater in their countries. In the words of Fred Dagg “We don’t know how lucky we are”

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Chemical Storage Tanks – Fabricated or Rotomoulded, which is better? Read On

November 17th, 2016

The bulk storage of Hazardous Chemicals is a risky affair and is one of the reasons New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has such strict rules in place.  These rules are covered by the HSNO Act 1996 which provides for […]

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Plastics Explained

October 7th, 2016

Plastics are divided into two broad groups – Thermopolymers and Thermosets. Thermopolymers can be heated, softened and formed, again and again. They include PE, PVC, CPVC, PP, ABS, PVDF and numerous others. On the other hand, Thermoset plastics react chemically when heated, polymerising and also forming cross links. Thermosets can only be formed once. Thermosets include polyester resin (fibreglass), vinylesters, epoxys as well as others.

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Problems connecting to the sewage due to engineering height restrictions?

September 8th, 2016

Problems with connections to council storm water or sewage pipes? Never fear APD is here to help. New article shows some of our well thought out, proven solutions.

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The Plastic Welding Process

May 7th, 2016

Plastic Welding is a commercially important, but not widely understood process. It has some similarities with Metal Welding, but plastics and metals are fundamentally different. Metals melt and freeze over a narrow temperature range as they change from liquid to crystalline solid and back, plus the transition from liquid to solid is abrupt.

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Concrete vs Plastic for underground Detention / Retention Tanks

May 27th, 2015

What is better? Concrete or Plastic. Read this interesting article which reveals the facts

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Why Domestic Rainwater Harvesting in New Zealand?

October 20th, 2014

Harvesting of rainwater is an efficient and eco friendly technique of reducing water usage in your home, which will lead to lower water bills and better use of the resources supplied by nature. Moving to an eco friendly rainwater harvesting […]

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