Thermal Fusion: A Piping Primer

Thermal Fusion: A Piping Primer

At POLOPLAST, we’re proud to say that our pipes are less labor-intensive to install than metallic pipes. Thermal fusion is a big part of the reason why. Our pipes don’t require welding with an open flame the way metal pipes do. Instead, they’re joined by a process...
Is PP-R Safe for Commercial Buildings?

Is PP-R Safe for Commercial Buildings?

For mechanical contractors, building owners, and project managers, POLOPLAST’s polypropylene (PP-R) pipe is the ideal solution for maximizing efficiency on the jobsite. From greywater plumbing applications to hydronic and geothermal systems, POLOPLAST saves time on a...
Can PP-R Be Combined with Copper Piping?

Can PP-R Be Combined with Copper Piping?

For decades, copper tubing has been a common plumbing and piping material in use across the United States, and it continues to be a popular material to this day. For this reason, many of our customers want to know if POLOPLAST’s PP-R piping systems can be combined or...
The Best Pipes for Chiller Plants

The Best Pipes for Chiller Plants

POLOPLAST America’s world-renowned polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems have numerous advantages that make them ideal for use in chiller plant construction and repair. But are our PP-R pipes really the best solution for chiller plants? Let’s review the evidence: 1....
How Thermal Fusion Reduces the Risk of Leakage

How Thermal Fusion Reduces the Risk of Leakage

Almost nothing is worse for a piping system than a leak. Leakage reduces flow rates, increases electricity costs for pumping, cuts profits, increases treatment and maintenance costs, creates back-siphon contamination risk, and requires continual monitoring and...
PP-R Lasts Longer Than Steel with No Maintenance

PP-R Lasts Longer Than Steel with No Maintenance

Federal tariffs on imported steel caused many U.S. engineers, contractors, and business owners to seek out smart, viable alternatives to steel piping across North America. POLOPLAST America’s polypropylene (PP-R) pipe is not subject to the White House’s tariffs,...