It’s no secret why building owners love POLYMELT’s innovative polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems: in addition to saving money on installation speed, the cost of PP-R is more stable than copper and other metals and not susceptible to tariffs. (Beyond the bottom line, it’s also eco- friendly.)
But the people who love our PP-R piping systems more than anyone might be the contractors hired to install them. POLYMELT piping systems have many distinct advantages over other plastic and metal piping materials, and quite a few of them make them much safer, easier, and more fun to work with than the competition.
Most notably, our pipe weighs 75–80 percent less than comparable metals. That means installers can carry more pipes with less fatigue and fewer safety risks. Put more simply, our pipes are much better for the back than steel pipes!
Instead of glues, solders, or gaskets, PP-R pipes are joined using heat fusion, which turns the pipe and fitting into a single, continuous piece of PP-R that eliminates any leak path. There are no harmful fumes, burn permits, or open flames required to install our systems.
No matter the job, we’ve got the pieces you need. POLYMELT offers multiple connections including fittings and valves for straightforward installation. If you aren’t sure what you need, just ask us.
PP-R joints are flexible enough that they do not crack or leak as they’re transported to installation sites and moved around on site. That means contractors almost never lose time or money on broken or damaged pipe.
POLYMELT piping is perfect for on-site prefabrication, which speeds installations. Our systems also often require fewer hanger supports than traditional plastics because of their rigidity, which speeds installation even further!
Unlike copper and other metals, PP-R will not be stolen from your jobsite for scrap value—one less thing to worry about.
After a short learning curve, contractors typically increase productivity using POLYMELT PP-R piping over metal pipes, resulting in saved time and labor. Want to know more? Contact us today for a free consultation on how much time and money you can save using POLYMELT America products.