Engineering Materials

Advancing Material Science for Water Meters

Water contact material regulations for materials around the world are becoming more stringent to prevent lead and other harmful leachable substances from getting into drinking water. Companies that choose materials that may not comply with future standards risk costly delays.

DSM offers a broad portfolio of high-performance and sustainable material solutions that meet or exceed key regulatory standards for hot and cold water contact thermoplastics.

Leverage certified, globally accessible materials to produce high-quality water meters

As demand for hot and potable water systems in emerging economies grows, manufacturers face material supply chain globalization challenges. Any supply chain disruption can lead to production delays, late product launches and lower profit margins. Shifting water contact regulations combined with limited supplies of fully certified materials may slow down part approval processes, which further stalls production. This may result in part producers rushing material program changes as a contingency plan – which may compromise the reliability of end-parts.

To gain a competitive edge, manufacturers need to proactively accelerate brass replacements, identify safe, sustainable and reliable drop in solutions, and improve contingency plans by leveraging multiple trusted materials. DSM’s water meter thermoplastics portfolio addresses the key safety, reliability and sustainability concerns manufacturers face. Our EcoPaXX®ForTii® and XytronTM solutions comply with key drinking water contact regulations, including NSF 61 and KTW-BWGL, while providing excellent hydrolytic aging performance that minimizes the risk of leaks.

Explore DSM grades for water meters

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6

30% Glass Reinforced

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

EcoPaXX® Q-DWX6 is a long aliphatic polyamide with excellent mechanical & flow performance for use in food contact & drinking water applications

  • Excellent Surface Properties
  • Drinking Water Grade
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Good surface properties

ForTii® WX11-FC

30% Glass Reinforced

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

ForTii® WX11-FC has excellent hydrolysis resistance, processability and surface quality and is ideal for complex and thin walled food and water contact applications. For detailed statements and information regarding food contact and water contact approvals please contact your DSM representative.

  • PA4T
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Drinking Water Grade
  • USP class VI classified

Xytron™ G4020DW-FC

40% Glass Reinforced

Xytron™ is a high performance plastic compound of DSM Engineering Plastics, which is based on PPS (polyphenylene sulphide).

Xytron™ offers extremely good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, intrinsic flame retardancy and high stiffness.

Because of its outstanding properties, Xytron™ contributes to an excellent performance in many different applications.

  • Drinking Water Grade
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Flame Retardant

Browse water meters applications

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

Lead-free ;Reduced risk of water leakage ;Bio-based (nearly 70% is made from the tropical castor bean plant) ;Yields improved torque and bending strength, even after extended exposure to boiling water ;Absorbs 30% less water and offers superior chemical resistance

Water meters

Building & construction |

Material solutions that meet or exceed NSF, KTW-BWGL, and other relevant industry standards;Strong and lightweight materials formulated for easy processing;Bio-based EcoPaXX® PA410 offers a sustainable alternative with superior performance vs. PA66 or POM

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Direct and easy access to our broad portfolio of high-performance plastics: request a quote or order a sample. You can also simply ask our water meters experts.

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  • Leveraging certified, globally accessible materials to produce high-quality water meters

    Global water security initiatives are pressuring water industry leaders to improve drinking water safety, reduce their carbon footprint and manage water resources more sustainably. As a result, more water distribution systems are being fitted with smart water meters. Plus, manufacturers of device parts such as turbines, head rings, and measuring chambers are quickly replacing brass and copper with alternative materials to protect consumers from lead in water.

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