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Uponor’s New Pre-insulated PEX Pipe OfferingMeets ASHRAE and IECC Energy-code Requirement

August 5, 2015

Uponor is extending its current pre-insulated crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering to include insulation thicknesses up to 2″ to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy Code and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The new offering includes both Uponor AquaPEX® pipe for potable plumbing applications as well as Wirsbo hePEX™ oxygen-barrier pipe for hydronic heating and cooling applications. “Our pre-insulated PEX pipe with additional insulation thicknesses meets energy-code requirements, allowing us to offer contractors and design professionals a pre-insulated PEX product that can go into virtually any commercial plumbing or hydronic piping application,” says Tony Radcliff, vice president, Marketing, Offerings and Engineering at Uponor. “It also aligns with our triple-bottom-line philosophy of sustainability — to respect the vital balance between people, planet and profit.”

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