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

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

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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How to Avoid Copper Theft with PP-R Piping

How to Avoid Copper Theft with PP-R Piping

Building owners, contractors, and engineers around the world are switching from copper pipe to POLOPLAST polypropylene (PP-R) pipe due to our products’ exemplary lifespan, weight, and warranty. But there’s another potentially costly reason to make the switch that...

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How Sustainable are PP-R Pipes?

How Sustainable are PP-R Pipes?

Sustainability is a major reason why engineers and building owners choose POLOPLAST piping systems. Our products are designed to have a very low impact on the environment, from manufacturing through installation and even recycling. It’s all part of our company-wide...

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How POLOPLAST UV PP-R Pipes Defeated the Desert

How POLOPLAST UV PP-R Pipes Defeated the Desert

Outdoor piping systems face special challenges that are rarely considered with indoor systems. Decades spent in the sun, wind, and rain can cause many piping materials to corrode, weaken, and even fail. Plastic pipes are not immune to these problems; even some...

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