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.
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.
A palliative centre at NHS Children's Hospital in Birmingham provides optimal heat using the JG Speedfit system made from Polybutene-1
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.
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.
A new Swiss military training center is under construction using INSTAFLEX for hot and cold water and compressed air line installations
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.
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.
Bilton Fields Farm
An exclusive UK country development with 12 luxury homes installed JG Speedfit PB-1 piping systems for plumbing and underfloor heating.
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.
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.
PBPSA member company RWC/John Guest, takes a look at how innovations in push-fit... more
In April 2022, PBPSA member company GF Piping Systems (GF) published its... more
Thermaflex presents the next step in District Heating Networks: Flexalen... more
PBPSA and our member companies are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to GF... more
Push-fit technology has become a given within the plumbing... more
PBPSA member Thermaflex has recently delivered a new state-of-the-art website to... more
PBPSA member John Guest, part of the RWC Group, has launched an exciting new... more
PBPSA member company, Nueva Terrain is a leading... more
The Flexalen PB piping system made by PBPSA member... more
On June 23, 2021, PBPSA member company Thermaflex finalized construction of a 1,600... more
Established in 1961 by John Guest, the company developed the world’s first... more
PBPSA member company HakaGerodur installed a new solar system as part of its... more
When long-term performance characteristics of plastics materials is compared,... more
For piping system projects, the true cost variation of piping systems across... more
Historically, products for the pipe and plumbing market were mostly made from... more
The At a Glance page provides an overview of Polybutene-1 piping systems and answers... more
Polybutene-1 satisfies the demands of the hot and cold pressurised water pipe market... more
Polybutene-1 has an operational record in Europe and Asia of over 50 years... more
Polybutene Piping Systems Association (PBPSA) members