PB-1 for Shipbuilding

PB-1 for Shipbuilding

Due to significant performance benefits versus metals and other plastics, PB-1 is increasingly specified by shipbuilders for new build and refit piping.

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Azores District Heating

Azores District Heating

Thermaflex constructed a 1,600 kW, 80°C flow district heating network in the Azores using the pre-insulated PB-1 Flexalen piping system.

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Magnolia House Palliative Care

Magnolia House

A palliative centre at NHS Children's Hospital in Birmingham provides optimal heat using the JG Speedfit system made from Polybutene-1

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Haydau Monastery

Haydau Monastery

The 13th century monastery was converted into a conference/hotel facility using biogas for heating and cooling via a 2km Flexalen PB-1 piping system.

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PB-1 Pipe vs. Metals

PB-1 Pipe vs. Metals

PB-1 piping systems deliver a significant lifespan advantage and operating benefits versus metals across the full spectrum of capabilities.

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Auenfeld Barracks

Auenfeld Barracks

A new Swiss military training center is under construction using INSTAFLEX for hot and cold water and compressed air line installations

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Antarctic Research Base

Antarctic Research Base

The Italian Antarctic Research Base installed a dependable pre-tested (-80°C) Flexalen piping system to deliver hot water in extreme cold.

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Al-Babtain Tower

Al-Babtain Tower

The Abdul Aziz Al-Babtain tower in Kuwait City, used PB-1 piping from Nueva Terrain. Read more about the benefits of PB-1 in high-rise buildings.

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Bilton Fields Farm

Bilton Fields Farm

An exclusive UK country development with 12 luxury homes installed JG Speedfit PB-1 piping systems for plumbing and underfloor heating.

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Villa Mercedes Biogas

Villa Mercedes Biogas

In central Argentina, animal and plant waste feedstocks power a renewable biogas energy plant built using 1400 meters of Polybutene-1 pipe.

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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.

 Benefits of PB-1 for Pressure Piping Systems


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.

The Evolution of Push-fit

PBPSA member company RWC/John Guest, takes a look at how innovations in push-fit... more

GF Sustainability Report 2021

In April 2022, PBPSA member company GF Piping Systems (GF) published its... more

New System for District Heating

Thermaflex presents the next step in District Heating Networks: Flexalen... more

GF Piping Systems Joins PBPSA

PBPSA and our member companies are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to GF... more

The Changing Nature of Push-fit Technology

Push-fit technology has become a given within the plumbing... more

New Website for Thermaflex

PBPSA member Thermaflex has recently delivered a new state-of-the-art website to... more

John Guest Adds LowFit for UFH

PBPSA member John Guest, part of the RWC Group, has launched an exciting new... more

Nueva Terrain – Why Polybutene-1?

PBPSA member company, Nueva Terrain is a leading... more

Flexalen Piping Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certified

The Flexalen PB piping system made by PBPSA member... more

District Heating in the Azores

On June 23, 2021, PBPSA member company Thermaflex finalized construction of a 1,600... more

John Guest – 60 Years of Trust

Established in 1961 by John Guest, the company developed the world’s first... more

Solar System for HakaGerodur

PBPSA member company HakaGerodur installed a new solar system as part of its... more

Polybutene Piping Systems Association (PBPSA) members