As the pioneer in CPVC technology, FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings is trusted by residential and commercial buildings around the world. We offer the most well-established piping material in the Africa market, which continually outperforms all other piping materials in key performance areas.
Superior Water Quality
FlowGuard CPVC is one of the safest piping materials available. All major international public health agencies have approved our CPVC for safe use in potable water systems, including the NSF International, ASTM International and the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS).
PPR (left) vs. CPVC (right)
Chlorine-based disinfectants can cause pipe failures in PPR (polypropylene), metal and PEX pipes. FlowGuard CPVC pipe and fittings are unaffected by chlorine and chlorine dioxide, and will never fail due to the additives used to keep your water clean and safe.
Excellent Biofilm Resistance
FlowGuard water distribution systems help to keep water pure and cut down on bacterial growth. Multiple international studies confirm that CPVC consistently outperforms copper and all other plastic piping materials, especially PPR, when it comes to resisting the formation of biofilms.
FlowGuard CPVC earned the best fire classification rating possible for a non-metal product, due to its low flame and smoke development characteristics. CPVC is self-extinguishing and will not support combustion, which means it will not drip or spread a fire.
Easy, Cost-Effective and Safe Installation
FlowGuard CPVC pipe and fittings are joined together using solvent cement. This safe, easy-to-use substance is not glue. Rather, it molecularly fuses a pipe and fitting together creating a joint that is stronger and more durable than one heat welded together.
A solvent-cement system allows for a fast assembly, especially in tight, confined places using readily available, inexpensive tools. Unlike PPR installation, no heat or electricity is required during solvent cementing and there is no fire risk. Moreover, heat fusion of PPR leads to the likelihood of bead formation internally, increasing the chances for mineral deposits and bacterial growth.
Durable Material, Quality Assured
Lubrizol produces and sells CPVC compounds to licensed manufacturers of FlowGuard pipe and fittings. Lubrizol’s quality assurance program, cooperation, teamwork, and on-site technical support ensures FlowGuard CPVC products are of the highest international standards.
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