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HYPERTHERM™ 2399 Resin is a certified Level 5 chlorine resistant material for use in residential and commercial hot and cold water pipe. Pipe made with HYPERTHERM™ Resins offers the benefits of traditional polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) products, excellent hydrostatic strength, and many other advantages over commonly used plumbing materials, including copper and steel:
- Excellent toughness and flexibility
- Durable, virtually leak-free performance
- Corrosion resistance
- Ease of installation
- Lower overall cost versus metal pipe
- Excellent taste and odor characteristics
- Inherent insulation properties
- Enhanced freeze/thaw performance
- Potential for improved energy efficiency and savings
- Little or no maintenance required
- Light weight
- Stronger sustainability profile
The patented technology of HYPERTHERM™ 2399 allows it to meet the same key performance requirements as cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX). In addition, the resin's Level 5 chlorine resistance certification offers contractors and homeowners the flexibility to install plumbing systems designed to reduce water consumption and hot water energy use, such as continuous circulation loops and on-demand recirculation.
The fact that HYPERTHERM™ Resins can typically be processed on the same extrusion lines as PEX with minimal need for tooling changes offers pipe manufacturers the potential for increased efficiency. Pipe made with HYPERTHERM™ Resins can also be packaged directly off the line – eliminating time and energy used in post extrusion curing, lengthy quality control measures, and off line packaging. In many cases, unused monolithic pipe formed with HYPERTHERM™ 2399 Resin can be reintroduced into the production stream.
Finally, while pipe made with HYPERTHERM™ Resins can be joined with traditional mechanical fittings, it also offers the versatility to be heat fused. The combination of these diverse benefits allows HYPERTHERM™ Resins to offer the potential for leak-free, low maintenance hot and cold water plumbing systems with long life expectancy, great tasting water, and excellent sustainability profiles.
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The table below provides basic technical datapoints for HYPERTHERM™ 2399 Resin along with access to the technical datasheet, material safety datasheets (MSDSs), regulatory information, and sample request form.
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