Who makes Corzan CPVC?

NIBCO has a manufacturing history that spans 110 years. It is a provider of valves, fittings and flow control products, and has 10 plants throughout the United States, Mexico and Poland.

What is Corzan pipe?

CorzanĀ® CPVC pipe and fittings are manufactured from CPVC compound manufactured by Lubrizol. Our piping material is the only CPVC for industrial systems that meets cell class 24448 for high impact and high heat distortion temperature pipe. Standard CPVC compounds have a 23447 cell classification.

Who makes CPVC?

The company’s specialty chemicals division later became part of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, which includes BlazeMaster CPVC and its sister brands FlowGuard Gold and Corzan. Through the 1940s and 1950s, PVC was developed into rigid materials for pipes and other applications.

Which is better copper or CPVC?

Copper’s high melting point is 5-times higher than CPVC’s, so it can withstand much hotter temperatures. Copper won’t burn or support combustion, and won’t carry fire through floors, walls, or ceilings. Copper is also a very versatile material.

What is SDR in CPVC?

Standard dimension ratio (SDR) is a method of rating a pipe’s durability against pressure. The standard dimension ratio describes the correlation between the pipe dimension and the thickness of the pipe wall. Common nominations are SDR11, SDR17 and SDR35. Pipes with a lower SDR can withstand higher pressures.

Where is CPVC manufactured?

FlowGuard Gold CPVC is 100% processed in North America, with all of the materials being made in Louisville, KY, and the pipes and fittings being manufacturer by industry leading North American manufacturers.

How is CPVC manufactured?

CPVC is produced by adding chlorine to PVC in a water slurry or fluidized bed chlorination process. The chlorination reaction is initiated by ultraviolet light. The chlorinated PVC is compounded with ingredients necessary for the desired properties for further processing.

What’s wrong with CPVC?

Among the many causes of CPVC failures, and the ensuing water damage claims, are raw material flaws, manufacturing defects, inadequate warnings, improper shipping and handling practices, system design issues, poor installation practices, incorrect maintenance, and chemical attack.