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HANCOR HDPE Grease Interceptor Tank Design
Meets New ASTM Standard

FINDLAY, OH – February 9, 2009: Hancor, Inc. today said that its popular grease interceptor tank design meets ASTM’s new standard, “ASTM F2649 Standard Specification for Corrugated High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Grease Interceptor Tanks.” This standard provides the material, design and manufacturing requirements for these products.

Made in large part from the company’s HDPE pipe, the Hancor tanks provide a watertight and long-life system that can be designed to resist the heated, corrosive discharges found in food waste. Ready to install, the tanks are available in 750, 1000, 1500 and 2000 gallon capacities.

Grease interceptor tanks are installed between a commercial kitchen and the sanitary sewer system to prevent grease from conveying to sanitary sewer plants.

Hancor developed its line to help food service facilities meet EPA requirements. Each Hancor tank is designed to accept most discharges associated with commercial food preparation. The tanks are constructed to meet the performance requirements per the ASCE or IAPMO design manuals for particular site conditions. The tanks are designed to resist AASHTO H-20 or greater live loads and associated dead loads for each project application.

“Using our HDPE pipe technology enabled Hancor to bring another new environmentally-helpful product to market,” stated Barry Bauer, storm sewer market development manager of Hancor. “The need is critical to replace traditional tanks made from concrete, which can be subject to cracking and leaking because of grouted connections, thin walls and the very nature of the material which can decompose with exposure to animal fats and oil. High-density polyethylene has been proven under the most severe environmental circumstances for many decades.” Hancor has been extruding corrugated pipe for over 40 years, and is one of the world’s largest producers of corrugated HDPE pipe.

Hancor tanks are made from a length of its HDPE pipe, with two 30-inch HDPE diameter risers for easy clean out accessibility. There are two 8-inch inlet tees and an internal weir plate. The 700 and 1000 gallon capacity units are 48 inches in diameter; the 1500 and 2000 gallon units are 60 inches. Additional information is available at www.hancor.com, or by calling Hancor at 888-FOR PIPE (367-7473).

About Hancor
Hancor is a solutions provider. One of the nation's largest suppliers of storm water management systems, Hancor manufactures a wide variety of plastic drainage products for the commercial, residential, construction and agricultural markets. Hancor was founded in 1887 in Findlay, Ohio and operates manufacturing facilities and service centers across the country.  For more information call 1-888-FOR PIPE (367-7473) or log on to www.hancor.com.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing, Hancor
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275
Fax: 419-424-8302
E-mail: tori.durliat@ads-pipe.co


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