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

What Does It Mean for a Pipe to Be Fire Resistant?

Ensuring safety of our homes and loved ones is paramount. As a homeowner, we often overlook what piping systems are installed in our dwellings and do they trigger to increase fire load of our building. This also brings us to the topic of fire-resistant materials such as CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) piping. Fire rated CPVC pipes are...

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What is UPVC and its Different Applications?

In the last couple of decades, plastic pipes have taken over the plumbing industry replacing metal and concrete pipes. Earlier, the major problems plumbers use to face were corrosion, heavyweight pipes leading to tedious installation process. This is where plastic pipes came in as a revolutionary solution to all leading plumbing problems. Among...

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Tips To Repair CPVC Piping Leaks

CPVC plumbing pipe that has been successfully installed & functioning well for years can change in appearance with the passage of time. Discolouration can happen, but if the pipe is FlowGuard® CPVC, that will not affect the life expectancy of the piping system or its pressure-bearing capabilities under normal use conditions. Hence chances of...

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What You Need to Know About CPVC Pipe Storing and Handling

Navigating the logistics of CPVC pipe storage and handling is a cornerstone of ensuring the material's durability and functionality in your plumbing projects. Whether it's preparing for transport or finding the ideal outdoor storage setup, the right approach to managing CPVC pipes is crucial. This guide serves as an essential primer, providing you...

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The Science Behind Solvent Cement Cure Times

In the industry of plumbing and industrial piping, the use of Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) has become increasingly prevalent due to its reliability and versatility. The use of solvent cement is the key to the effectiveness of CPVC piping systems It is a specialised adhesive that ensures strong, leak-proof joints. However, the true...

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THE INFLUENCE OF UV LIGHT ON PLASTIC PIPING MATERIAL

Water supply pipes are used from both inside and outside the house. This leads to the basic question of whether plastic piping systems can be exposed to Sunlight or what is the influence of ultraviolet (UV) light on plastic plumbing systems. The answer to this question depends on the type of plastic being used. Different plastics behave...

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The Effects Of Hot Outdoor Climates On Plumbing Pipes

Plumbing pipes, particularly in Indian regions that are often subjected to harsh outdoor temperatures, pose significant challenges to their structural integrity and performance. This section explores how extreme heat and direct sunlight impact plumbing systems and the materials used in their construction.

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Safety Factors to Consider When Working with CPVC Pipes and Fittings

When it comes to working with CPVC pipes and fittings, safety is an aspect that cannot be overlooked. Given their widespread use in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing systems, understanding and adhering to safety protocols is crucial. This guide aims to shed light on the essential safety factors that need to be considered while...

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How to Prepare for CPVC Pipe Installation in Hot Temperatures

When it comes to piping systems, the climate itself can pose a threat, with high temperatures affecting their durability over time and often leading to plumbing system failure. In countries where high temperatures are quite common and face exposure to harsh sunlight for prolonged hours, pipe installation can prove to be difficult. However, CPVC...

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How Energy Efficient Is CPVC Compared to Other Piping Materials?

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) pipes have created a rage in the plumbing industry. They have been popularly used in both residential and commercial settings, steering a new era of efficiency and innovation. These game-changers are a type of thermoplastic known for their exceptional durability, chemical and corrosion resistance, as well as...

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Water Pressure in CPVC Plumbing System

Pressure is the force that pushes water through pipes, or else (Pressure = Force/ Unit Area) Water pressure determines the flow of water from the tap. It’s a measure of the force that gets the water through our mains and into the pipes. The amount of pressure at your tap can depend on how high the service reservoir or water tank is above your...

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Get the facts about CPVC!

DON’T BE FOOLED BY INACCURATE, UNSUPPORTED INFORMATION

Today in India, CPVC is the most preferred plumbing material of choice.  CPVC has become the 1st choice for Architects, Plumbing consultants, Contractors, Plumbers and the home/building owners. No other piping material can outperform CPVC in the areas of:

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7 Problems That Can Lead to CPVC Pipes Failing

CPVC is an abbreviation for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, a thermoplastic that makes the pipe more flexible and resistant to higher temperatures in comparison to standard PVC pipes. CPVC pipes have been popularly used in both hot and cold-water systems as they are easy to install, corrosion-resistant, and have a relatively low failure rate....

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Critical Consideration When Choosing Pipes for Hot and Cold Plumbing for Luxury Buildings

Luxurious apartments stand out from others because of the quality and abundance they promise. This feeling of having an opulent lifestyle is ensured by premium-quality construction, which also includes a strategically built plumbing system. Selecting the right piping material serves as a critical decision that contributes to the construction and...

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5 Cost-Saving benefits with FlowGuard Plus CPVC

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Understand How CPVC Pipes Better Resists Biofilm Formation

The resistance to biofilm formation is a critical factor when evaluating the suitability of materials for plumbing pipes. CPVC pipes, with their advanced composition and surface characteristics, have proven to be less prone to biofilm development, thus offering a more hygienic solution over other materials.

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The Dos and Don’ts of CPVC Piping Solvent Cement Welding

You are offered several options to join the pipes and fittings of your plumbing system, especially when installing CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) piping systems. CPVC pipes employ cold fusion for the jointing system thus providing a sturdy and durable union. One of the most popular products that is often used to join CPVC pipes and fittings...

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8 Things You Must Know Prior To Investing in CPVC Pipes

Earlier, homeowners did not make an effort to choose their home’s pipes and fittings personally. They often relied on their contractors to get the plumbing work done. However, homeowners today have become more aware of these little yet essential details of their homes. They handpick the best-in-class pipes and fittings to escape the nightmare of...

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The Durability of CPVC in Harsh Conditions

Choosing or upgrading materials for a piping system, tank lining, ducting, and other large applications is a significant investment. It doesn't matter whether the upgrade is for commercial or industrial use. These costs can quickly add up if the material used cannot withstand harsh conditions.

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Make the Switch from GI to FlowGuard Plus CPVC Pipes

Building an efficient plumbing system requires the right materials and tools. Individuals often get confused when it comes to choosing one between CPVC pipes and GI pipes for their plumbing systems. The basic difference relies in their making; Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride is a thermoplastic material that is produced by chlorinating the PVC...

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The Different Types of CPVC Pipe Fittings

Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride, or CPVC pipe fittings are some of the most popularly used plumbing materials in residential, industrial, and other commercial plumbing systems. CPVC fittings have changed the landscape of plumbing systems thanks to their exceptional durability and their ability to transport both hot and cold water without affecting...

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FlowGuard Plus CPVC For External Potable Water Lines

FlowGuard Plus is the world’s No. 1 CPVC plumbing system and has been a source of safe, clean water for millions since 1960. CPVC pipes, in comparison to standard PVC pipes, are superior as they can withstand greater temperature and pressure and are suitable for both cold and hot water systems. One of the most popular uses of CPVC is as a...

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Choosing the Right CPVC For Your Piping System

A CPVC piping system comprises pipes and fittings made of PVC material that is treated with additional chlorine. It is an ideal choice for creating water piping systems in both residential and commercial spaces, thanks to its corrosion and chemical resistance, along with its ability to withstand high temperatures and pressures. These...

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Why FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Is the Sustainable Choice

Lubrizol Corporation, the pioneer of CPVC for use in hot and cold plumbing systems, FlowGuard® Plus CPVC compound is meticulously designed to minimise our carbon footprint as well as maximise our handprint by improving performance. At FlowGuard, we work towards responsible and efficient energy consumption, an increased product life cycle, and...

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Choosing the Right CPVC Piping for Your Business

If you are in the construction or plumbing business, then you know that choosing the right piping for your projects is essential.

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How to Make Installing CPVC Pipes More Profitable

Installing CPVC pipes can be a profitable process for contractors.

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Five Advantages of CPVC Pipes in Hot Conditions

For plumbing installations in India, where temperatures often reach high levels and there's prolonged exposure to harsh sunlight, plumbing systems are at risk of facing a number of environmental challenges. Extreme climate conditions can affect their durability over time and can sometimes lead to system failure.

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How Much Value Does CPVC Offer?

CPVC piping (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is an ideal material for use in the construction environment; a popular choice for industrial applications.

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What do the Best CPVC Pipe Brands in India Offer?

In the last 2 decades, CPVC plumbing systems have become the most preferred material of choice for water supplies, for the following reasons:

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Which CPVC Pipe Is Best and What’s the Difference?

In the last 2 decades, CPVC plumbing systems have become the most preferred material of choice for water supply because of the following reasons:

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15 Tips for a Successful CPVC Installation

Expert advice on Plumbing CPVC Pipes and Fittings

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe and fitting installation is quick and cost-effective. Pipes are joined with an easy solvent cement welding process and inexpensive, with readily available tools.

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How Long Does CPVC Pipe Last?

Plastics are susceptible to heat. The service life of plastic materials is limited when subjected to high temperatures. To understand the performance of FlowGuard® Plus CPVC pipe, let's understand what CPVC is, as well as its performance in hot water.

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Understanding FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Pipe Joining Methods

What do you Connect FlowGuard® Plus CPVC piping systems with and why?

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 ability to win a plumbing job, and remain profitable. 

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What is FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Pipe Used For?

What is CPVC Pipe Used For?

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is a strong, durable material that has been successfully used in plumbing applications around the world for more than 50 years.

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Which Is the Best Pipe for Home Plumbing?

Which Pipe is Better; PPR or CPVC?

Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) is one of the most popular piping materials in India. FlowGuard® CPVC has been used around the world for more than 55 years.

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Aged pipe  |  Health and Safety  |  Material Comparison

4 Easy Tips to Ensure Clean Water Supply for a 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

FlowGuard® Plus CPVC the Best Pipe for Water Supply

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

FlowGuard® Plus CPVC Pipe Price in India

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

Advantages of Repiping with CPVC

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 the Difference Between CPVC and UPVC

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

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

CPVC Pipes for Hot Water Plumbing Systems

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

Discovering UV-Resistant Plastic Water Pipes

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 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

Expansion & Contraction in CPVC Water Pipe Explained

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 Pipe 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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