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Uponor’s New Industry-First Products Meeting Demand for Commercial PEX Plumbing SystemsEngineering
Uponor North America (Uponor) recently launched several new products in its engineered polymer (EP) product line to meet the increasing demand in commercial plumbing systems using crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe.
A first for PEX plumbing systems, Uponor now offers a ProPEX® EP 45-degree Elbow to facilitate directional changes at a 45-degree angle. The elbow is available in 1½” and 2″ sizes and features Uponor’s unique ProPEX connection that capitalizes on the shape memory of Uponor PEX-a pipe to create strong, durable connections that hold tight with 1,000 pounds of radial force.
The new 2″ EP Multiport Tee, targeted for commercial restrooms, features three 1″ outlets and provides an efficient solution for flush bank installations with fewer fittings and connections. Designed to centralize connections and supply lines, the tee provides material and labor savings, allowing for flexibility in design and installation.
“With our continued growth in commercial plumbing, Uponor is striving to fill the need for products that make it faster and easier to install PEX in various commercial plumbing applications,” says Jayson Drake, director, Plumbing and Fire Safety, at Uponor. “Expanding our EP product line with these new tees and multiports signifies our commitment to the commercial PEX plumbing market.”
In addition to the ProPEX EP 45-degree Elbow and 2″ Multiport Tee, Uponor is also launching the following new EP products for use in commercial PEX plumbing systems.
• ProPEX EP Reducing Tee, 1¼” PEX x 1¼” PEX x ½” PEX
• ProPEX EP Reducing Tee, 1½” PEX x 1″ PEX x 1½” PEX
• ProPEX EP Reducing Tee, 1½” PEX x 1½” PEX x ½” PEX
• ProPEX EP Reducing Tee, 2″ PEX x 1½” PEX x 2″ PEX
• ProPEX EP Reducing Tee, 2″ PEX x 2″ PEX x ½” PEX
• EP Flow-through Multiport Tee, 3 outlets, 1″ x ¾” ProPEX
• EP Flow-through Multiport Tee, 4 outlets, 1″ x 1″ ProPEX
• 1″ EP Branch Multiport Tee, 4 outlets
Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets. In 2013, the company was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance in addition to a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor, Inc. employs nearly 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponorpro.com, www.uponor-usa.com or call (800)
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