What Kind of Tools do PP-R Pipes Require?

What Kind of Tools do PP-R Pipes Require?

POLYMELT America’s German-made PP-R piping systems are very different from traditional metallic pipes and fittings—different enough to perform the same jobs in a superior fashion, in most cases. While our pipes are much lighter than metallic pipes, putting less strain...
What is Thermal Fusion?

What is Thermal Fusion?

POLYMELT America’s polypropylene (PP-R) piping and fittings have several significant advantages over more traditional, metallic pipes, but perhaps the biggest difference is in how our pipes and fittings are joined. No burn permits or open flames are needed to join our...
What’s the Difference Between PP-R and PEX Plastic Pipes?

What’s the Difference Between PP-R and PEX Plastic Pipes?

At POLYMELT America, we receive a lot of questions from customers about how our polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems compare to cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipes, and it’s always a topic we’re happy to discuss. Because PEX pipes and our PP-R pipes are both plastic,...
Are PP-R Pipes Recyclable?

Are PP-R Pipes Recyclable?

Sustainability is one of the core attributes of POLYMELT America’s polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems, and we take pride in our eco-friendly products. Many traditional piping materials, including steel and copper, can leach chemicals into drinking water, which can...
PP-R Pipes vs. Metal Pipes: What’s the Difference?

PP-R Pipes vs. Metal Pipes: What’s the Difference?

Metallic piping systems have been the industry standard in the United States for generations. Galvanized iron, steel, copper, and other materials have served builders and contractors well over many years. But technology and innovation push us forward every day, and...