Uponor Launches Ecoflex® Potable PEX Plus for Energy-efficient Underground Freeze Protection


Uponor North America (Uponor) is proud to offer a new pre-insulated PEX pipe system for underground potable-plumbing applications that provides energy-efficient freeze protection in cold climates. The new Ecoflex® Potable PEX Plus pipe features 1¼" Uponor AquaPEX® service pipe with a 7 W/ft. heat-trace cable that runs the entire length of the pipe. The pipe and cable are then surrounded by multilayer PEX-foam insulation and covered by a corrugated, waterproof HDPE jacket. 

“Uponor is continuing to offer products that provide greater energy-efficiency to align with our sustainability philosophy of respecting the vital balance between people, planet and profit,” says Tony Radcliff, vice president, Marketing, Offerings and Engineering at Uponor. “Adding Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus to our existing pre-insulated pipe offering allows us to provide engineers and contractors with a sustainable product they can trust to provide high performance in an underground application.”

The pipe, which is approved for underground potable-water applications, is available with a full line of accessories and uses Uponor’s ProPEX® ASTM F1960 expansion fittings for durable, reliable connections. It is offered in 300-ft. coil lengths, with custom-cut lengths available as well.

    Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. In 2014, the company received a Best in Class award for Minnesota manufacturing, a Community Impact Award for sustainability, and a Progress Minnesota Award for driving business growth and economic development. In 2015, the company received the Governor's Safety Award, a Community Impact Award for workplace giving and was named a Top 150 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor, Inc. employs around 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. 

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