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...
From Austria to Texas: How POLYMELT Became a Trusted Global Brand

From Austria to Texas: How POLYMELT Became a Trusted Global Brand

In 2019, POLYMELT America moved into our new headquarters in Houston, Texas. In addition to our corporate offices, this cutting-edge facility in the middle of the continent is also home to our piping system fabrication lab and training studios. Thanks to Texans’...
Can POLYMELT PP-R Pipes Help Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease?

Can POLYMELT PP-R Pipes Help Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease?

Corroded metal pipes are a serious issue facing the managers of America’s aging infrastructure. In addition to causing leaks and water contamination, corroded pipes can actually help encourage the growth of potentially deadly bacteria, including legionella. In Flint,...
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,...
Our Solution to America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

Our Solution to America’s Skilled Labor Shortage

It’s an uncomfortable truth: The skilled trades are facing a labor shortage in the United States. Between Baby Boomers retiring, construction workers who found new fields after the real-estate bubble burst, and the slow trickle of new students entering PHVACR trade...