New PVC Pipe With Recycled Content Receives NSF Certification

RePVC uses 100 percent recycled content as the center layer. It is a co-extruded, solid-wall pipe that uses virgin material for the inner and outer skins of the pipe. The center layer of recycled content makes up 30 percent of the pipe.

The pipe is manufactured to ASTM D 4396 and ASTM F 1760 specifications, and is one of the first products to be certified by NSF International to ASTM F 1760: Standard Specification for Coextruded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Non-Pressure Plastic Pipe Having Reprocessed-Recycled Content. NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to protecting and improving public health and the environment.

"NSF Certification means that your product will be recognized and respected by engineers, code officials, building owners and contractors," said Greg Nahrgang, New Product Development Manager for Charlotte Pipe. He believes that one day all non-pressure piping will incorporate recycled content because it is the right thing to do for the environment. "Third-party, conformity assessment is one of the best ways to ensure that a manufactured product complies with the standards."

Nasrin Kashefi, General Manager of NSF International's Plumbing Programs, noted, "It is important that companies like Charlotte Pipe and Foundry are innovative and actively pursuing new sustainable applications to improve efficiency and reduce waste."

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and has seven plant locations across the United States. Combining modern technology with a century of craftsmanship and experience, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has a proud legacy of commitment to the industry, its customers, and the environment, and saves more than 350 million pounds of scrap iron from overcrowded landfills, and recycles 100 percent of its treated process water.

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