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Environment Friendliness Makes PEX a Hot Property

Posted 06-01-2009 at 12:25 PM by gtglobe

It is PEX that has made it possible to take care of the environment without compromising with the quality of plumbing. The word PEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. This is the new brand that is used to make plastic tubes and it has proven its solidarity with environment for many years now. It has impressed the world so much that people are rapidly choosing it over copper and other materials

PEX was not a new phenomenon though. It was much used in many regions of Europe for at least 25 years. It was first introduced in this continent in the year 1960. The brains behind the discovery of this fantastic invention were that of Thomas Engel and Dow Cranings. Right now this material has made its foray in the US market and has successfully replaced polybutylene in 1996. Already many American manufacturers have understood the qualities of this product.

There are many companies in America and Europe that are manufacturing their own unique products based on PEX. They are already getting good response for those products. GT Globe Industries is one of them.

But the greatest boost to this product has come through the acknowledgement by the California Building Standards Commission in the form of an Environmental Impact Report. This is not the end though from August 1 this year use of PEX will be permitted. This will be mentioned in the California Plumbing Code.

It is hoped that the use of PEX will improve the quality of drinking water in this American state. It is easier to install this piping system. This is another reason that a large number of consumers are so fond of this particular product.

There are 20 percent homes in America that have used PEX piping to make their water channels more long lasting and give their home better look. This is a versatile piping system that is also ideal for building the routes for hot and cold water.

PEX was a material that was earlier used in boats and to build floor-heating appliances. This is a corrosion proof material. And this gives it some extra mileage in comparison to copper pipes.

In case you are using PEX at your home then it will help you save much energy, which is a good idea. People can also check water wastage by installing pipes or tubes made of this material.

Invest your money in PEX and you will not only save environment but will also save your own hard earned money.
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