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

 
System Design

Cut Your Pipe Installation in Half with CPVC

By: FlowGuard

In this business, time is everything. That’s why this blog will share a number of useful time saving advantages to help you get the job done quicker, without compromising on a quality installation...

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System Design

CPVC: Global Innovation meets Local Excellence

By: FlowGuard

As the business of manufacturing evolves, the whole trade evolves with it. When new techniques, materials and processes emerge, it’s an exciting time. As long as innovative, new materials can provide...

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System Design

How to Choose CPVC for Instant Improvement

By: FlowGuard

Just like not all plumbing materials are the same and not all tools for the job are of equal quality, not all CPVC is the same. Plastic compounds can be engineered in an infinite number of ways and...

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System Design

ISO: Setting the Standard with CPVC

By: FlowGuard

The Lubrizol Corporation are bringing innovation in plumbing technology to the SADC region of Africa, but not without help. Flo-Tek are local pioneers in manufacturing, producing FlowGuard CPVC to...

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Material Comparison

How Energy Efficient Is CPVC Compared to Other Piping Materials? [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

Known for its unique resource-efficient chemical composition, FlowGuard® CPVC is notable for its uniquely low environmental footprint in several areas when compared to metallic and other polymeric...

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Material Comparison

FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings Standards, Approvals and Listings

By: Antonino Cantone

All plumbing systems must past a series of third-party tests and evaluations to be used in homes and businesses. There are a number of national and international associations, as well as insurance...

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Installation

How Solvent Cement Works

By: Antonino Cantone

CPVC plumbing systems are some of the most reliable on the market, thanks in large part to their strong pipe and fitting seams. CPVC is welded together using solvent cement, which is much different...

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Health and Safety

Frequently Asked Safety Questions About FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe and Fittings

By: Antonino Cantone

The safety and reliability of any material used within the home should be the most important consideration for any homeowner. The material used to distribute drinking and bathing water throughout...

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Installation

How CPVC Can Save You Money On Installation

By: Antonino Cantone

Installing a brand new plumbing system or upgrading an existing one can be a costly venture. That’s why price-conscious plumbers, contractors, and homeowners turn to materials that can save money,...

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FlowGuard® CPVC Impact Strength and Testing [Infographic]

By: Antonino Cantone

A reliable and lasting plumbing system demands specific performance characteristics from its pipes and fittings. One of these, IMPACT STRENGTH, predicts whether your pipes will be stored, handled and...

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