Virgin Material

Definition - What does Virgin Material mean?

A virgin material is a basic material that has never been previously used, developed, or processed. Unused resources may be considered more valuable than those that have been recycled, processed, or already used. The selection of materials is important in any trenchless construction project.

Trenchlesspedia explains Virgin Material

The general consensus is that newer is better. A new car or product gives the buyer the sense that it will perform better and be more reliable than a used one. Construction materials may be viewed the same way. Raw materials or newly minted resources that have not been subjected to processing other than that required for manufacture may be more reliable or effective than recycled material.

It is a matter of assurance. When selecting materials for trenchless construction projects, purchasers should have the confidence that they will not be compromised in any way due to previous use or processing.

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