Since its arrival in the U.S., crosslinked polyethylene PEX) tubing has taken the hydronics industry by storm. That is primarily due to its reputation as being a durable, flexible, and, some might even say, more affordable option for radiant heating and snowmelt applications.
New couplings and fittings eliminate the need for fusion
March 23, 2016
Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, has announced the launch of its Refuse-to-Fuse™ system for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. Featuring a range of couplings and fittings, the company says the system offers installation up to 10 times faster than fusing.
Uponor is extending its current pre-insulated cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipe offering to include insulation thicknesses up to 2 inches to comply with the ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Energy Code and the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
New facility will provide more than 100 local jobs
June 29, 2015
Uponor North America held an official groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the greater Twin Cities area. The $18 million expansion project will add an additional 88,000 square feet for lean manufacturing, office space, and additional manufacturing equipment.
By Year-End, the Total Twin Cities Metro Area Footprint Will Amount to 654,738 Square Feet
March 4, 2015
Uponor North America announced it is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota, beginning late spring 2015, with completion expected by Dec. 1, 2015. The $18 million investment will be used toward renovation and creation of an additional 88,000 square feet.
Zelite polyethylene tubing comes in a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) formulation. This formulation provides enhanced resistance to splitting during use over the low-density type because of its increased elasticity.
Updated Site Offers an Extensive Library of CAD Details as Well as a Pipe-Sizing Calculator
October 27, 2014
Uponor North America has updated its engineering website, uponorengineering.com, to offer more resources for professionals specifying and designing PEX plumbing, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic distribution piping, and pre-insulated piping systems.
Lightweight (6.2 pounds) and cordless, the RP 200-B press tool has been added to the press tool lineup. The inline-designed tool, complemented with a 270-degree rotating barrel, offers contractors a fast and reliable way to join copper and stainless steel tubing and PEX tubing.