Why Polybutene-1?

Why Polybutene-1?

PBPSA asked Javier Eiriz, Export Manager for Nueva Terrain to explain how PB-1 piping systems are delivering tangible long-term benefits.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Virtual Conference | Plastic Pipes Inside Buildings

PBPSA members to present at the forthcoming virtual... more

Nueva Terrain – Why Polybutene-1?

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

RWC - Brand of Year Finalist

RWC, the parent company of PBPSA member John Guest has been nominated as a finalist... more

Solar System for HakaGerodur

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

PB-1 Article in Gulf Construction

Underlining the high levels of construction currently occuring in the Middle East... more

Flexalen Specified for Tallest Building in Benelux

In the port city of Rotterdam, BAM Bouw en Techniek has... more

John Guest Doubles Guarantee on Speedfit

When it comes to product confidence, John Guest has always... more

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