PB-1 Piping Systems | News & Media

The Polybutene Piping Systems Association (PBPSA) is an association of market leaders committed to the use of the thermoplastic material called Polybutene-1 (PB-1) for the manufacture of piping systems used in heating and plumbing installations worldwide. This website provides information regarding the performance, applications and useful supplier links for PB-1 piping products and polymers.

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Marley New Zealand joins PBPSA

Marley New Zealand joins PBPSA as new member

The Polybutene Piping Systems Association (PBPSA) is... more

Water hammer

Understanding water hammer and the role of PB-1 in mitigating its effects

Water hammer, a prevalent issue in plumbing systems,... more

PBPSA webinar 2023

Building the Future with Polybutene Piping Systems: A Webinar Recap

On December 6, 2023, PBPSA (Polybutene Piping System... more

Choosing the right plumbing material

Choosing the right plumbing material: ensuring durability and reliability

After foundation and structure, plumbing pipes are the... more

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

New Website for John Guest

PBPSA member John Guest is now live with an exciting and informative new website to... more

GF Piping Systems Joins PBPSA

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

Thermaflex at Duurzaam Verwarmd 2022

Thermaflex will be participating with an expo stand at the... 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

RWC - Brand of Year Finalist

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

LyondellBasell COVID-19 Response

PBPSA founder member LyondellBasell provides its corporate response to the COVID-19... more

John Guest | RWC COVID-19 Response

Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC), the owner of PBPSA member company, John Guest... more

Thermaflex Presenting at Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure 2020

PBPSA member Thermaflex will present at Session 3 of the... more

PB-1 Presented at Kunststoffrohr Tagung 2019

PBPSA founding member LyondellBasell presented at the... 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

HakaGerodur at EGC 2019

PBPSA member company HakaGerodur AG will be exhibiting at the European Geothermal... more

Thermaflex to Present at COOL DH 2019

Thomas van den Groenendaal, Commercial Manager of PBPSA... more

Nueva Terrain Hosts Technical Visit from Egypt

As Nueva Terrain expands into new markets with its piping... more

Thermaflex and Armacell sign agreement

Luxembourg / Waalwijk, 3 April 2019 – Armacell, a... more

Nueva Terrain PB-1 Manuals

PBPSA member company Nueva Terrain offers a broad range of pipes and plumbing... more

LyondellBasell PB-1 Webinar

On March 7, 2019 PBPSA member LyondellBasell, presented a Webinar: Benefits of... more

JG Pipe Goes the Extra Length

Responding to customer demand, PBPSA member company John Guest with its JG Speedfit... more

Visit HakaGerodur at ISH

PBPSA Member HakaGerodur is pleased to announce the company will be participating at... more

Technical Visit to Nueva Terrain

Following the company's policy of providing technical support to our clients,... more

Nueva Terrain Website in English

PBPSA Member Nueva Terrain is pleased to announce that their new corporate website,... more

New Website for Nueva Terrain

PBPSA member Nueva Terrain recently launched a new corporate website offering a... more

New Ownership for John Guest

On June 15, 2018 Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (“RWC”)... more

Speedfit Awarded BMJ "Best Plumbing Brand"

PBPSA member John Guest, a global market leader in... more

John Guest Doubles Guarantee on Speedfit

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

A New Sustainable Eco-village

Just south of Copenhagen in Karise Denmark, Permatopia, a bold and visionary... more

PBPSA Members Exhibited at Fakuma 2017

PBPSA members HakaGerodur and LyondellBasell exhibited at... more

HakaGerodur Innovation Award

PBPSA congratulates member company HakaGerodur AG which was awarded as one of the... more

Thermaflex at SusTEM 2017

Christian Engel, Business Development - District Heating & Cooling for PBPSA... more

New CEO and Shareholder for Thermaflex

Nimbus Investments from Zeist, the Netherlands, have... more

District Energy Climate Awards

Energy is vital to the functioning of our societies. We need solutions that make it... more

Thermaflex at Euroheat & Power Congress – Glasgow

PBPSA member company Thermaflex attended the Euroheat... more

Thermaflex Shows at Ecobuild

PBPSA member Thermaflex exhibited at Ecobuild 2017, and along with its certified... more

Thermaflex at Münchner Kunststoffrohrtage

Christian Engel, Business Development Director, District... more

Harmonizing Comfort, Capital and Environment

A healthy and cool indoor climate, it is a basic living... more