CertainTeed Introduces Larger Pipe Diameter Options

Responding to the needs of contractors and municipalities, CertainTeed Corp. is expanding its CertaFlo GreenLine PVC Sewer Pipe line to include larger pipe diameters.

When introduced in 2007, CertaFlo GreenLine offered diameters ranging from 4 to 8 in. With the product line expansion, CertaFlo will also be available in larger 10- and 12-in. diameters, for use in upsizing overloaded smaller lines and for size-on-size replacement of deteriorated pipelines.

“With rural areas across the country becoming more developed in recent years, many municipalities are replacing older, smaller-diameter sewer and water pipe with pipe of a larger diameter to better serve the growing population,” says Steve Gross, Director of Marketing for CertainTeed’s Pipe Business. “We are pleased to provide these new larger pipe diameter options into our CertaFlo GreenLine product line to better serve our customers.”

CertaFlo GreenLine is a high-impact polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe that features CertainTeed’s performance-proven Certa-Lok Integral Bell restrained joint system. It is available in 10- and 20-ft lengths for ease of use in trenchless applications, such as directional drilling and pipebursting. The shorter lengths facilitate rapid assembly and allow the use of smaller and more economical construction pit sizes.  The pipe’s code-approved light-green color makes camera inspection of sewers easier.

“Restrained-joint PVC pipe is very much in demand for the gravity sewer market because of its superior flow performance, ability to hold accurate grade, and easy assembly,” Gross says. “The light color and new shorter lengths of CertaFlo GreenLine make it an ideal product for directional drilling and pipebursting projects taking place in confined spaces where contractors don’t have room for long strings of pre-fused pipe.”

As with all CertainTeed PVC pipe, CertaFlo GreenLine is corrosion-resistant, lightweight, and easy to handle and assemble. CertaFlo GreenLine requires no solvent cements or costly butt fusion equipment, so contractors can quickly and economically assemble one joint at a time. For more information go to www.certainteed.com, or call 866-CT4-PIPE.

Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009, CertainTeed was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of more than $3 billion in 2008. www.certainteed.com.

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