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Corzan® CPVC versus Other Materials

No material will ever be a one-size-fits-all solution. But Corzan CPVC has emerged as the material of choice for many environments that handle corrosive and caustic materials.

Corzan CPVC continues to perform reliably overtime, unlike copper and steel, which can corrode, or PEX and PP-R, which can crack after chlorine degradation. It often has a lower total cost of ownership than any other material. And unlike other materials, Corzan CPVC can be installed very fast, alongside existing pipe to minimize downtime, noise and disruption.

Corzan CPVC versus Metal

All too often, system designers default to traditional alloys like carbon or stainless steel or to other metals like copper, due to their inherent strength and their established reputation in both industrial and commercial plumbing. But misapplication of metallic materials can shorten service life and require regular replacement costs.

Corzan CPVC is inherently corrosion-resistant, such that a properly specified and installed Corzan CPVC project can have a decades-long service life, compared to corroded metal pipes that may need replaced every few years. And Corzan CPVC can perform under the high pressures and temperatures of metal when properly specified.

Corzan CPVC is also significantly lighter than steel alternatives, meaning it can be transported in fewer loads and installed by fewer contractors, which can result in significant savings, and a safer work environment.


Corzan CPVC versus Other Plastics

Competing plastics may beat Corzan CPVC in a single category, but Corzan CPVC is the superior plastic compared to alternatives when considering the whole application.

PVC, for example, is less expensive than CPVC, but it isn’t suitable for high-temperature (temperatures above 140°F) applications like medical buildings and water distribution systems. And unlike PEX and Polypropylene (PP-R), CPVC isn’t reliant on antioxidants to deal with chlorine or chloramines, making it far superior for potable, chlorine-treated water.


Corzan CPVC versus Generic CPVC

Corzan CPVC isn’t the only CPVC on the market. But it is the most specified for a reason.

CPVC undergoes tests for performance under pressure, impact, flame & smoke and more. The superiorly engineered Corzan CPVC outperformed generic alternatives on every test. And only Corzan CPVC has both the FBC™ System Compatible Program and the Corzan CPVC Chemical Resistance Table for specification and installation reference.



Corzan CPVC Stands Up to the Harshest Chemicals

Corzan CPVC is tested against over 500 chemicals and compounds for suitability and formulated to effectively stand up to most acids, bases and salts. It is also innately resistant to corrosive chemicals, including the 10 commonly used chemicals that can degrade and reduce the service life of many metals.

Select a chemical to explore why Corzan CPVC is the more suitable choice.