Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by How?, Jan 24, 2008.
What's the difference?
I found that before posting, but what is the differencee?
None of any significance.
It does not make any difference as far as I am aware.
Maybe an email to JG direct will shed some light on this?
Gota be some diff, or why make both with diff names etc?
After some research, I think the answer is in the way the molecules are bonded together, and additives for protection against chlorine attack. The pipe materials themselves are of the same type and classification.
Reply from JG arrived.
Quote: Speedfit make two pipes for plumbing they are BPEX which is cross linked polyethylene with a barrier.
The other is BPB which is polybutylene with a barrier. Both pipes are approved under British Standards and WRc to the same temps and pressures. The only difference between the two is that the BPB is more flexable
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