Uponor Ecoflex® Garnered Number Five Spot for Contractor Magazine 2009 Reader’s Choice Award

December 30, 2009

The December 2009 issue of Contractor magazine highlighted the top 10 products of the year that received the most inquiries from readers — and Uponor’s Ecoflex® pre-insulated pipe came in fifth.

Ecoflex is the ideal product for underground hydronic radiant heating and cooling and potable-water delivery systems in commercial, industrial and agricultural environments. The product features flexible, durable Uponor PEX-a tubing or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) surrounded by PEX-foam insulation and encased in a waterproof, corrugated HDPE jacket.

Ecoflex Thermal is available with one or two Wirsbo hePEX™ service pipes, which feature an oxygen-diffusion barrier to protect ferrous components in a radiant system. Ecoflex Potable PEX features a single Uponor AquaPEX® service pipe, and Ecoflex Potable HDPE feature one HDPE service pipe.

Ecoflex Thermal Single and Ecoflex Potable HDPE are available with service pipe in sizes up to 4", Ecoflex Potable PEX is available with service pipe up to 3", and Ecoflex Thermal Twin is available with service pipe up to 2½".

And because the flexible product is available in continuous lengths up to 600 feet, it eliminates the need for most buried connections and pipe joints, saving time and money while also reducing the risk of potential leak points.

When a connection is necessary, users have the option of either Uponor’s durable ProPEX® cold-expansion fittings (for sizes up to 2") or WIPEX™ dezincification-resistant (DZR) brass compression fittings.