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FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Material vs Other CPVC

More than 1 billion feet of CPVC was installed in plumbing systems globally in 2017. CPVC has established itself as the material of choice for hot and cold water plumbing systems.

However, not all CPVC is the same. Only FlowGuard® CPVC pipes and fittings offer proven performance backed by 60 years of successful installations and can call itself the pioneer in CPVC technology.


Proven Performance 

Our first plumbing systems were installed more than 55 years ago, and many of those are still in use today and working reliably.


Superior Material Properties

FlowGuard Plus systems are the only complete CPVC pipes and fitting systems made from materials pressure rated by the Plastic Pipe Institute®. Our CPVC pipes and CPVC fittings are tested to the highest performance standards and consistently outperforms other CPVC materials by a significant margin including:

  • 18-92% higher sustained pressure resistance at elevated temperatures
  • 33-80% higher resistance to impact fracture
  • Fittings last up to 4X longer at elevated temperatures and pressures

FlowGuard Plus CPVC meets or exceeds the necessary safety, performance, and quality assurance requirements of key international approval agencies, including:

  • ASTM International
  • NSF International
  • Kiwa
  • Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS)
  • British Standards (BSI)
  • Saudi Arabian Standard Organization (SASO)

FlowGuard Plus CPVC has the required BIS Certification (IS 15778) so it's turned to by governing bodies looking for the highest-quality materials at the best value.


Superior Customer Support

When you buy FlowGuard Plus Pipe and Fittings, you get more than just the pipe and fittings—you have access to an entire network of highly trained technical experts. The global team consists of contractors, engineers, code experts, scientists, and product experts dedicated to successful plumbing systems.


Consistent Quality

FlowGuard Plus CPVC piping systems are only manufactured by the most reputable companies in the world. Each partner manufacturer is required to participate in our quality assurance program, which guarantees that every FlowGuard Plus CPVC product you purchase will provide consistent quality regardless of where, when, or by whom it was manufactured.

So, even if the FlowGuard Plus CPVC pipe cost might be higher compared to other plastic water pipes, it is certainly more cost-effective holistically.


Chemical Compatibility

To help contractors and plumbers ensure reliability, FlowGuard Plus Pipe and Fittings are supported by the industry-leading FBC™ System Compatible Program. The program eliminates the guesswork associated with identifying the chemical compatibility of ancillary construction products.


  FlowGuard Plus CPVC Generic CPVC
Proven performance Yes Unknown
Highest performance ratings Yes Unknown
Technical support Yes No
FBC™ System Compatible Yes No
Consistent manufacturing Yes Unknown
60 years in production Yes No

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