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

 
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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Material Comparison, Health and Safety

The Effects of Hot Water on CPVC and PPR Piping

By: Antonino Cantone

Heat is used to shape and mold plastics, including CPVC and PPR, into the pipes and fitting used throughout a home or villa’s plumbing system. After processing, how a plastic material reacts to...

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Material Comparison

Hot and Cold Water Piping Material Comparison: CPVC vs. PPR

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC pipe is the preferred choice for today’s residential plumbing systems. Our material meets the highest international standards, combining durability, reliability, safety and cost...

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Material Comparison, Health and Safety

Debunking the Myths About CPVC

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings are made of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC). CPVC is a long-lasting thermoplastic with a history of reliable performance in residential plumbing applications.

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Installation, Material Comparison

Solvent Welding CPVC vs. Heat Welding PPR: Which is Better?

By: Antonino Cantone

Installation is a significant factor in the time it takes to complete a project, the long-term reliability of the plumbing system, and the overall job cost. Each of these factors contributes to your...

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Installation, Material Comparison

Why Installing CPVC Plumbing Systems Saves Time and Money Over PPR

By: Antonino Cantone

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as CPVC is a safe, durable, chlorine resistant, antimicrobial and recyclable material. CPVC pipe and fittings are used in hot and cold water plumbing...

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Material Comparison

Should I Choose CPVC or PPR Piping?

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC has been used around the world for more than 55 years.

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