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...
UV Radiation Kills Other Pipes. Not Ours.

UV Radiation Kills Other Pipes. Not Ours.

If you’re planning to install plastic piping outdoors or inside a structure flooded with sunlight, be careful: Exposure to UV radiation will discolor most polypropylene (PP-R) pipe and could weaken the polymer over time. That’s bad news for a product prized for its...
Is PP-R the Answer to Rising Steel Tariffs?

Is PP-R the Answer to Rising Steel Tariffs?

In every region of the United States, contractors and building owners face increasing uncertainty and volatility when steel pipe is selected for use in mechanical HVAC piping systems. Much of this volatility is due to the federal tariffs on steel and aluminum from...
The Utility of PP-R Pipes in Non-potable Reuse Systems

The Utility of PP-R Pipes in Non-potable Reuse Systems

For builders around the globe seeking out more eco-friendly piping solutions, POLOPLAST is often their first choice. Part of the reason is that our pipes are 100-percent recyclable, leading to a big reduction in waste. But POLOPLAST pipes are also tremendously...