Here at POLYMELT America, we have outlined many times the advantages that our five-layer polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems hold over traditional metallic pipes. In case you haven’t discovered the POLYMELT difference yet, here are the qualities that make our products superior to metallic pipes:

•Ease of installation
•Corrosion resistance
•Reliable fitting and joining options
•Lightweight for ease of transportation and handling
•Long-term reliability proven over decades of use around the world

What many of our customers don’t know, however, is that our PP-R piping systems hold several advantages over other plastic pipes, as well. Some of the common types of plastic pipes that PP-R are compared to include PVC, CPVC, and PEX pipes. POLYMELT PP-R pipes offer some significant advantages over all of these.

When it comes to PVC and CPVC pipes, PP-R pipes and fittings are more reliable for air-and water-tight applications, due to their chemical features and fusion welding, which ensures the a perfect seal every time. Our pipes’ natural insulation properties also make them ideal for use as both as a cold-water pipe or a hot-water pipe.

PEX pipes are smaller, more flexible products designed to flex around corners and weave through tight spaces.They are not designed to handle the larger diameters and high pressure that PP-R piping systems are engineered for.

The best news for engineers and contractors, of course, is that you don’t have to choose! POLYMELT PP-R piping systems can be connected to and used with all kinds of plastic piping systems, including PVC and PEX. Depending on the application, many different kinds of connections between PP-R and other plastics can be utilized. Contact us today for a consultation on the proper connection method for your project.

Thanks to the natural advantages over other plastics that PP-R provides alongside its compatibility with other plastic piping systems, PP-R can’t be beat as a piping material. That’s why POLYMELT is already the international standard for excellence in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. POLYMELT America is proud to now serve customers across the United States, too!