MaxLiner Expands CIPP into the Commercial and Private Building Market
MaxLiner LLC has received confirmation from ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES) — the leader in evaluating products for compliance with building codes in the United States — that its cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system complies with the provisions of the 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC). ICC-ES further confirms MaxLiner’s compliance with a number of standards, including:
- ASTM F 1216, Standard Practice for Rehabilitation of Existing Pipelines and Conduits by the Inversion and Curing of Resin-Impregnated Tube, ASTM International;
- NSF 14, Plastic Piping System Components and Related Materials, National Sanitation Foundation; and
- LC 1011, ICE-ES PMG, Listing Criteria for the Rehabilitation of Existing Building Drains and Building
- Sewers by the Inversion and Curing of Resin-Impregnated Tube.
“This is an exciting time for MaxLiner and for the CIPP market as a whole,” explains Maxliner director of business development Gil Carroll. “As the only CIPP system to be listed under ICC-ES PMG-1050, which is the Sanitary Waste and Vent Piping Plumbing Specialties product category, we feel we are poised to raise the quality of CIPP rehabilitation in a new, relatively untapped market outside of traditional applications in the municipal arena. This was an exhaustive evaluation process, and it has taken us many years and a significant investment in capital and manpower to meet ICC-ES’ strenuous requirements. But we feel the pay-off will be enormous.
“Before now,” Carroll continues, “property managers for both office and residential buildings had to rely on dig-and-replace or opening up the walls within their buildings. Now, with the assurance that MaxLiner is a certified, quality provider, they have solid confidence that they will minimize disruption to their tenants and, more importantly, receive quality work that is done right. But perhaps the greatest benefit is the significant market expansion opportunity this provides for our MaxLiner installers. We have always had the capability to provide vertical lateral rehabilitation. Now, with ICC-ES standing behind the MaxLiner System, our entrance into this alternative market creates incredible opportunities for our installers, and makes the MaxLiner System even more attractive to potential customers who have been evaluating an investment in our System.”