Federal tariffs on imported steel caused many U.S. engineers, contractors, and business owners to seek out smart, viable alternatives to steel piping across North America. POLYMELT America’s polypropylene (PP-R) pipe is not subject to the White House’s tariffs, and so our pricing has remained remarkably stable and predictable for years. But stable pricing is far from the only advantage that PP-R pipes hold over steel pipes.
POLYMELT PP-R piping systems are more cost effective to operate and maintain as compared to traditional metal piping systems. There are several reasons why this is the case. Most importantly, our plastic piping solutions are longer-lasting than metal pipes. POLYMELT piping systems have a typical lifespan of 60 years or more. Our pipes are joined with heat fusion, so there are no mechanical fittings or gaskets to fail. Instead, pipes and fittings are fused together at the molecular level to create one, solid piece of polypropylene. This absence of mechanical fittings substantially minimizes the chance of damage related to leaks. It also means that virtually zero maintenance is required of our pipes throughout their entire lifespan. We’re so confident in our products that we offer a 10-year warranty on every pipe we sell.
Our pipe is also highly resistant to corrosion and scaling, so no additional chemical treatments, paints, or wrappings are required. PP-R pipes have a better friction coefficient than metal pipes, resulting in lower pumping costs. POLYMELT pipes and fittings do not contain toxic materials and do not emit VOCs or other dangerous compounds, even when exposed to fire. Our eco-friendly pipes work so well for so long that they almost never require replacement, sometimes outlasting the buildings in which they are installed.
If you’re tired of replacing aging metal pipes and sick of paying to keep them maintained, it’s time we talked. Contact POLYMELT America today for a free consultation from our experienced team of piping experts on the best solution for your next project.