BD Bacatá

BD Bacatá

Flexible PB-1 piping has been specified for the South Tower and Mall water systems of BD Bacatá in Bogotá, Columbia's tallest building project.

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Cambridge Kaleidoscope

Cambridge Kaleidoscope

A total of 408 apartments were equipped with Polybutene-1 Underfloor Heating using JG Speedfit lay flat pipe and plumbing fittings.

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Stonehenge Visitor Centre polybutene sustainable underfloor heating cooling hot cold water piping

Stonehenge Visitor Centre

The Stonehenge Visitor Centre at the iconic World Heritage site focused on sustainable building and specified a pre-insulated PB-1 piping system.

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Thermal Soil Remediation

Operation Earth Repair

The project used a Flexalen network to maximize surface area allowing bacteria to remediate gravely contaminated industrial soil in Anderlecht, Belgium.

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Highbury Apartments

Highbury Apartments

The legendary Highbury Stadium was converted into 860 apartments. JG Speedfit was selected for the hot and cold water plumbing for all units.

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Heating for 4000 Homes

Heating for 4000 Homes

The City of Purmerend, NL replaced its district heating network into 4,000 existing homes using a pre-fabricated Flexalen PB-1 system from Thermaflex

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The Hanse Haus

The Hanse Haus

The Hanse Haus is a remarkable piece of contemporary architecture equipped with JG Speedfit underfloor heating, delivering significant energy-savings.

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Almere District Energy

Almere District Energy

Thermaflex has been a major contributor to the sustainable city development project of Almere, The Netherlands with its Flexalen District Energy system.

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STX France has ordered corrosion-free PB-1 piping systems to equip three new cruise liners. Manufact

STX Cruise Ships

STX France has specified corrosion-free Polybutene-1 piping, manufactured by GF Piping Systems, to equip three new cruise liners.

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Efficient energy to Hengelo through a new district energy network

Hengelo District Energy

A new PB-1 district energy network from local industry sources delivered a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions to Hengelo, The Netherlands.

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Village heating supplied by regenerative energy

Village Heating Network

Stellshagen, Germany achieved energy self-sufficiency with a local heating network supplied by regenerative energy through PB-1 insulated piping.

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Imperial War Museum Polybutene underfloor heating

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum North (UK) has one of the world's largest ever underfloor heating and cooling systems using over 21,000 m of PB-1 pipe.

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Farmhouse UF Heating polybutene underfloor heating system thermal performance

Farmhouse UF Heating

The latest PB-1 underfloor heating system offers economical and efficient heat distribution with exceptional thermal performance.

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Cotswolds Barn Conversion polybutene efficient underfloor heating system

Cotswolds Conversion

Polybutene-1 piping system provides an efficient underfloor heating system solution at a stunning barn conversion in the Cotswolds, UK.

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The Grand, Plymouth, polybutene piping, heating, hot water

The Grand – Apartments

The iconic cliff side hotel in Plymouth was converted into 24 elegant luxury apartments with PB-1 piping systems specified for heating and hot water

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Tschuggen Mountain Spa polybutene piping system

Tschuggen Mountain Spa

A landmark Swiss mountain spa complex, attached to a well known hotel, uses Polybutene-1 piping for its water transport systems.

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PBPSA | Polybutene Piping Systems Association

The Polybutene Piping Systems Association (PBPSA) is an international association of market leading companies committed to the use of the thermoplastic material, Polybutene-1 (PB-1) for the manufacture of piping systems. Also known as polybutylene, PB-1 is used worldwide in applications including piping systems for large-scale building projects, district energy networks, heating and cooling, and plumbing installations.

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Latest News

New PB-1 grades, applications and techniques are constantly being developed. Latest News provides updates of new innovations in PB-1 products, performance and end use.

Best for the World Environment

PBPSA member Thermaflex (North West Europe), the innovator and manufacturer of... more

Sustainable Energy for All

In September 2011, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched Sustainable Energy... more

Nueva Terrain PB-1 Manual

A technical document covering all aspects of PB-1 piping capabilities and... more

PBPSA welcomes Nueva Terrain

PBPSA warmly welcomes Nueva Terrain S.L. as our latest member company. PBPSA members... more

A plastic push-fit revolution

The invention of the push-fit fitting is driven by the demand for faster and easier... more

Sustainability at John Guest

As the heating industry strives to minimise its impact on the environment, PBPSA... more


Polybutene Piping Systems Association (PBPSA) members