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

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4 EASY Tips for Healthy LIFE

TIP 1:  ENSURING ADEQUATE WATER INTAKE 

Human body is made of 60% of water. Water in our body imparts many important functions in like regulating temperature, acting as a medium for metabolic & biochemical reactions, helps circulation of blood, absorption of nutrients in food , transportation of   chemicals to & from the cells and removal of waste...

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Material Comparison

Are Flowguard® Plus CPVC Plumbing Systems Suitable for Potable Water Distribution?

FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Plumbing systems are made with FlowGuard® Plus CPVC compounds from Lubrizol. Lubrizol FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Compounds are used to form pipes that are inert & do not react or contaminate the water flowing through them.

Further FlowGuard® Plus pipes made from Lubrizol FlowGuard® Plus CPVC material are not affected by the water...

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Material Comparison

Do Water Supply Piping Material Influence Water Quality??

Water is an essential need of our body and municipal corporations ensure that water is treated and supplied to homes for human consumption.

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Sustainability

FLOWGUARD® PLUS ENLISTED AS A GREEN PRODUCT BY GRIHA

Rising temperatures, rapidly changing weather, increasing cyclones & frequent floods, are all reasons of concern for humans and this has lead to increased awareness on reducing the causes and make the earth more sustainable.

These climate changes have prompted awareness and adoption of sustainable materials and design in all fields including...

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CPVC Pipe Price

Do not base your buying on CPVC Pipe price

A few questions for you to answer for better understanding the importance of this blog:

  1. How many times have you gone out to buy pipes?
  2. What is the knowledge you have on the pipes you are going to buy?
  3. Would you go purely by what your plumber recommended or do some research?
  4. What is important for you, Price or Performance?

As a homeowner, we...

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Material Comparison

CPVC makes Repair & Changing of Old Pipes easier for Homeowners

Plumbing is a very important part of buildings. Plumbing consists of Water supply & waste disposal. Water supply piping in a building is like veins carrying blood in a body. If there is clogging in veins, one develops major health issues, and similarly, faulty plumbing can lead to major issues in a building. Hence, Re-piping becomes imperative.

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Material Comparison

Understanding UPVC & CPVC pipes for Potable water use In Buildings

PVC is a very versatile matter and finds use in piping, external casing for wire & cables, tubing for drug delivery, medical & food packaging.  

PVC or UPVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) & UPVC (Unplasticized  Polyvinyl Chloride) are synonyms. PVC by nature is a rigid material and plasticizer are used for making it soft. In this article, we would focus on...

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Piping Market

The Evolution of the Plastic Pipe in the Building Industry

Water is the source of life, whether being used for agriculture to grow crops or for human consumption. This means water needs to be transported for use. The history of water conveyance can be traced back from 5000 BC to 1000 BC when materials like clay, brick, and stone were used by the Indus Civilization Mohenjo-Daro & Harappa. As civilizations...

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Piping Market

CPVC Plumbing Ecosystem in India - Consultants views

Plumbing has been brought to the forefront as a significant element of the building ecosystem due to water scarcity and the enhanced awareness of water conservation. Plumbing systems, methods and solutions have evolved over time, like the other components of the construction industry in India. The legal use of water sources is a by-product of...

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Licensee

Lubrizol Partners with Prince Pipes to further their vision of delivering clean water across India

Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.” It is a win-win situation for everyone to partner with an Indian company, and Lubrizol understands that better than anyone. The partnership goes on to further amalgamate technology, innovations, and business relationships, meaning...

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Sustainability

Are CPVC Pipes Green and Eco - Friendly?

With a rise in global warming, countries across the world are engaging in dialogue to try and bring down their carbon footprint. As individuals, it is also up to each of us to make small changes in our lives to make our ecological footprint smaller. Although we still need to live our lives like we always have, we can consciously make better...

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Hot water Piping

Can CPVC be used in Hot Water Piping?

In the last decade lifestyles have evolved and yesterday's luxuries have now become basic needs. One example is bathing with hot water 365 days a year. With these evolving lifestyles, special attention needs to be given to the safe and durable use of appliances and associated accessories which deliver these services (hot water plumbing systems).

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Material Comparison

How do different plastic pipes behave in sunlight?

When buying plastic water pipes for your dream home or replacing the old damaged GI pipes, you are thinking about durability and a long-term solution.

Have you ever given a thought to how the Sun affects pipe durability especially in external usage? Sun exposure could weaken the piping material and disintegrate it. Weakening of the walls can cause...

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CPVC FlowGuard

CPVC ensures safe drinking water for India’s masses

Did you drink water today? 

Next time you do, think about the pipes (and their material) that transported the very water to your glass. Let's take a few steps back before we start to talk about house piping.

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Installation

Understanding Expansion & Contraction in FlowGuard® Plus CPVC water pipe

When installing a new CPVC water pipe system, it’s important to remember that changes in temperature will cause any material to expand or contract. This means at warmer temperatures, the pipe will increase in length, while at relatively cooler temperatures, the pipe will get shorter.

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Health and Safety  |  Installation

Debunking the Myths about FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Fittings

Introduction

FlowGuard® CPVC Fittings and pipes are made out of CPVC, or chlorinated polyvinyl chloride. This durable thermoplastic material is trusted by homeowners and all leading plumbing professionals around the world, and has been successfully used in plumbing systems for more than 55 years & in India for more than 17 years. Working closely...

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Installation

13 Tips For Successful CPVC Pipe Installation

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe and fitting installation is quick and cost-effective. Pipes are joined with solvent cement welding process also known as cold welding process with inexpensive and readily available tools. Additionally, installation of CPVC pipe fittings is much safer, faster & plumber friendly than Pipe PPR & other...

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