Uponor brings new level of security to pipe joints

Uponor, pipework, pipe jointing

A new pipe-jointing system from Uponor that can be used with its MLCP (multi-layer composite pipe) provides visual confirmation that a joint has been made through a transparent window. No tools are needed to make joints. The key to the security of these joints is a high-tension metal ring inside them. Constructed from high-carbon steel, the spring-like ring uses that same technology as the automotive industry used for ABS brakes.

Making a joint involves inserting a length of cut and calibrated pipe into the connector. A click is hear when the joint is secure, and the visual indicator provides confirmation that the connection has been made. The constant pressure applied by the connecting device means that the joint will never be weakened or disconnected.

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