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Product information, material comparisons, installation best practices, design considerations, safety information and more from the pioneer in CPVC plumbing technology.

 
Installation, Health and Safety

Thermoplastics and Sunlight: How CPVC Withstands UV Exposure

By: Antonino Cantone

Homeowners and plumbers need to be cautious of the damaging effects UV rays can have on piping materials.

Ultraviolet light generates free radicals within thermoplastics. For thermoplastics like...

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Health and Safety

How Chlorine and FlowGuard® CPVC Work Together To Provide Clean, Safe Water

By: Antonino Cantone

The most important chemical in creating clean, potable water? Chlorine.

 

An article in Scientific American shows how chlorine and chlorine-based compounds “kills a large variety of microbial...

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Health and Safety

How FlowGuard® CPVC Prevents Microbial Water Contamination

By: Antonino Cantone

Clean, potable water is arguably the most critical element for human well-being, and the adverse effects of contaminated water can be seen across the globe.

FlowGuard® CPVC pipes and fittings are...

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Installation, System Design, Material Comparison, Health and Safety

What is CPVC Pipe?

By: Antonino Cantone

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is a strong, durable material that has been successfully used in plumbing applications around the world for more than 50 years.

Originally developed by...

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System Design, Health and Safety

Why FlowGuard® CPVC For Hot and Cold Residential Plumbing Systems [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC is a thermoplastic material specially designed for plumbing system piping and fittings. It has been successfully installed in residential homes, apartment complexes, commercial...

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Material Comparison, Health and Safety, CPVC Performance

Is CPVC Piping Safe?

By: Antonino Cantone

Water quality is of critical importance to any residential plumbing system. As a homeowner, you should be able to trust that your piping material isn’t contaminating the water flowing through it.

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