PB-1 vs. PEX & PE-RT
PB-1 offers clear benefits across a broad range of performance categories making it the optimum choice for high performance piping installations.
PB-1 in High-rise Building
Due to the increased physical properties required by vertical piping systems, PB-1 is specified in demanding applications such as high-rise buildings.
Summerset at Wigram
The retirement village near Christchurch, NZ has 170 self-contained units and 55 units in the main building and uses a Polybutene-1 piping system.
Park Hyatt Goa Resort
The 45 acre Park Hyatt Goa Spa and Resort utilized PB-1 piping for the renovation of its hot and cold water and air-conditioning systems.
A derelict maltworks site was transformed into a new residential village comprising 65 villas using a PB-1 hot and cold water system.
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.
Ryman Sutcliffe Village
PB-1 piping systems by Dux Industries were utilised for the Bert Sutcliffe Village in New Zealand incorporating over 300 apartments for retired seniors.
Edirne Public Housing
The Turkish Ministry of National Defence replaced the heating network for its public housing complex in Edirne, Turkey, with a Flexalen piping system made from Polybutene-1.
A total of 408 apartments were equipped with Polybutene-1 Underfloor Heating using JG Speedfit lay flat pipe and plumbing fittings.
Medical Center Imbanaco
A top clinic in Latin-America utilizes PB-1 piping for the connection and insulation of the water chillers and indoor chilled water distribution system.
Otternhagen Biogas Plant
A new biogas plant provides thirteen homes with heat transported via an insulated underground PB-1 piping network, two and a half kilometres long.
Hanborough Gate Estate
John Guest Speedfit ensured the PB-1 piping system at a new Oxfordshire development was fast to install with the system guaranteed for 50 years.
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.
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.
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.
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