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Our Solution to America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Our Solution to America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

It’s an uncomfortable truth: The skilled trades are facing a labor shortage in the United States. Between Baby Boomers retiring, construction workers who found new fields after the real-estate bubble burst, and the slow trickle of new students entering PHVACR trade...

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Are PP-R Pipes Recyclable?

Are PP-R Pipes Recyclable?

Sustainability is one of the core attributes of POLOPLAST America’s polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems, and we take pride in our eco-friendly products. Many traditional piping materials, including steel and copper, can leach chemicals into drinking water, which can...

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Why Exposure to Sunlight Can’t Harm These PP-R Pipes

Why Exposure to Sunlight Can’t Harm These PP-R Pipes

Polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems are known for their purity and durability, lasting up to 60 years or more of regular usage with virtually no maintenance required. Unfortunately, some PP-R piping systems are vulnerable to ultraviolet (UV) degradation, which means...

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Is It Safe to Drink Water Out of PP-R Pipes?

Is It Safe to Drink Water Out of PP-R Pipes?

POLOPLAST America knows that there are concerns from some consumers about the possibility of chemical leaching from plastic pipes. Water transported by some plastic piping materials, such as PEX, has been subjected to laboratory testing that found trace amounts of...

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PP-R Pipes vs. Metal Pipes: What’s the Difference?

PP-R Pipes vs. Metal Pipes: What’s the Difference?

Metallic piping systems have been the industry standard in the United States for generations. Galvanized iron, steel, copper, and other materials have served builders and contractors well over many years. But technology and innovation push us forward every day, and...

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