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Article Date: 9th January 2020

Uponor Expands Market-Leading Composite Range with New Innovations

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Uponor, total solutions provider of systems for the safe transportation of water around a building, has expanded its flagship MLC composite range with the introduction of four new products – a unique new pipe system called SAC, a range of high performance 16-32mm PPSU press fittings, fire resistant pre-insulated composite pipes, and an extension to the current PPSU range of press fittings – to include 63 and 75mm.

Demonstrating that it is once again at the forefront of delivering market-leading technology, Uponor’s Uni-Pipe PLUS SAC (Seamless Aluminium Composite) is the world’s first multi-layer composite pipe with a seamless, extruded aluminium layer, setting a new standard for performance and functionality.

The revolutionary product offers exceptional flexibility with up to 40 per cent narrower bending radius compared to conventional multi-layer pipes, and Zero per cent readjustment. This means the pipe will stay perfectly in shape after bending, saving time and potential manpower while on the job. What’s more, the pipe’s enhanced flexibility means installers will require 15 per cent less fittings, improving system integrity and most importantly, reducing the overall cost of the installation. The new SAC pipes are fully compatible with all the current Uponor pipes, fittings and tools.

Also new to its offering is the S-Press PLUS PPSU (16-32mm) range of press fittings. With market leading performance and features, the new range will offer higher flow rates and lower pressure losses than the current S-Press PPSU press range. Adding all of the features that are currently available from the S-Press PLUS metal range of fittings, launched in April 2019, the S-Press PLUS PPSU press fitting range offers a cost-effective alternative to its metal counterpart while still offering features such as two O-rings on each connection, stainless steel pressing collars and an easy-to-read colour-coded size identification. The unique break-away pressing indicator foil and the joint inspection technology provides complete reassurance that a connection has been made correctly. The specially designed pressing sleeve ensures it virtually impossible to press the fitting with the jaws in the wrong position.

Uponor has further extended its S-Press PPSU composite portfolio to include dimensions 63-75mm, ideal for use in sanitary and heating systems in both domestic and commercial buildings. Offering fast installation, with no need for bevelling or calibration, the new range provides installers with time and cost-savings and is compatible with Uponor’s 63 and 75mm MLC pipes and tools. Additionally, the fitting features two O-rings on each connection and size colour-coded stop rings for precise jaw location, saving time and reducing the chance of error.

With the growing demands for ever safer products, Uponor has also introduced a range of fire resistant pre-insulated pipes. In pipe sizes 16, 20, and 25mm, these pre-insulated systems make for a much faster installation saving time and money as well as providing the safety in the event of a fire in the property.

Dave Lancaster, Senior Segment Manager Commercial at Uponor, commented: “At Uponor, innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and the introduction of these new products further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing market-leading technology. Adding these solutions to our product offering means we can offer installers a complete range of solutions with the very best features and performance with no compromise on quality, whether they choose to work with either metal or plastic (PPSU).”

“As has always been the case, installers will continue to benefit from our range of reliable, secure, hygienic and flexible solutions but these new offerings will bring a higher-performance than any current composite press fitting on the market, with installers benefitting from a reduction in installation time of around 15%.”

Having been rigorously tested to demanding standards by approved facilities all over the world, the solutions have been approved for use in hygienic water installations by numerous approval bodies such as WRAS and DVGW. The products will be available to buy from all national merchants from 1st February 2020.

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