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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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, and...

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The Sustainability Process at POLOPLAST

The Sustainability Process at POLOPLAST

A great company is more than its products. It’s more than its employees. More than its locations. Great companies are built on ideals. POLOPLAST America stands for responsible and targeted management, and for trust-based collaboration with our customers. For...

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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...

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Why PP-R Pipes Make Pre-fabrication Easy

Why PP-R Pipes Make Pre-fabrication Easy

Tighter funding, stricter regulations, and the old-fashioned ups and downs of the building industry have made investors, specifiers, and contractors increasingly aware of the need to build more intelligently. With builders around the world seeking out new...

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