Why Domestic Rainwater Harvesting in New Zealand?

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 […] Harvesting of rainwater is an efficient and eco friendly technique of reducing water usage in your…

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Concrete vs Plastic for underground Detention / Retention Tanks

What is better? Concrete or Plastic. Read this interesting article which reveals the facts Storm water Detention Tanks can be made from many materials, such as plastic, concrete, fibreglass and steel. Many residential homeowners are choosing to install underground storm water Detention Tanks so they do not have to look at unsightly above ground tanks…

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The Plastic Welding Process

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. Plastics, on…

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Problems connecting to the sewage due to engineering height restrictions?

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. Updated 2017Sewage connections can be a common issue faced during construction of new homes. The sewage and drain connections are often overlooked when budgeting for a new…

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Plastics Explained

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…

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Chemical Storage Tanks

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 […] At APD we are specialists in manufacturing and supplying Chemical Storage Tanks made out…

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What you should know about storm water Detention Tanks

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 What is classified as “Storm water”…

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Trend to watch: Rainwater Harvesting in 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 […] Updated 2017Hi Guys. Well in 2017 rainwater harvesting is even more of a hot…

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The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

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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