Product Review

New Polypropylene Pipe Aims at PVC, Copper, and Steel Replacement

Using polypropylene-considered a "cleaner" plastic than PVC-Polystar is a new imported piping being marketed as an alternative in commercial applications.

There is a new polypropylene pipe available in North America: Polystar.

Manufactured in Germany by Baenninger, Inc., imported by Watts Water Technologies/Orion, and distributed nationally by ISCO Industries and other companies, Polystar is the first polypropylene pipe to be introduced in North America since Aquatherm (see “Fusiotherm Polypropylene Piping from Aquatherm”) in 2003. Polystar has performance characteristics similar to those of Aquatherm but is being marketed primarily for commercial and light-industrial applications as a replacement for PVC, copper, and steel pipe.

Published December 2, 2013

Ehrlich, B. (2013, December 2). New Polypropylene Pipe Aims at PVC, Copper, and Steel Replacement. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/product-review/new-polypropylene-pipe-aims-pvc-copper-and-steel-replacement