PHILMAC 3G makes 37 million connections

Published: 28 June 2017 - Olivia Robson

Philmac, the leading manufacturer of specialist pipe fittings and valves, has reached a new milestone as its 3G Metric / Imperial compression fittings range has made in excess of 37 million connections over the last decade.

Philmac 3G compression fitting.
Philmac 3G compression fitting.

The fitting of choice for many plumbers, the Philmac 3G fitting has made more than 37 million connections in houses, farms and commercial buildings across the UK, since its launch in 2006.

Offering a true point of difference from alternative products, Philmac 3G is a universal fitting that can connect any standard of Polyethylene (PE) pipe including metric, imperial, heavy gauge, low and high density class C or D. This flexibility is key to the product’s success; the only fitting that is needed, it offers installers the confidence that they can successfully connect any grade of PE pipe, regardless of age.

Customers return to Philmac 3G time and again due to its quick and simple installation, saving valuable time on site. Philmac’s unique Slide and Tighten™ technology does not require any pipe preparation or special tools and no force is needed to push the pipe past the seal; the pipe is simply inserted and the nut tightened, significantly reducing installation time compared with alterative fittings.

The compact design of the Philmac 3G makes it ideal for fitting in confined spaces, particularly when working between two fixed points. The fitting has also been specially designed to minimise pipe twist as the nut is tightened, which can be a common issue on larger coils of PE pipe. The maximum pipe twist that will occur with Philmac 3G is approximately a quarter turn, compared with one and a half turns with alternative products.Commenting on the milestone achievement, Philmac’s brand director, Julian Bannerman, said: “It is incredible that the water supply for so many buildings across the country is connected by Philmac 3G. The product was an instant hit when it was launched over a decade ago and has continued to grow in popularity year on year as installers realise the time saving benefits it can offer. We’re looking forward to seeing where the next 37 million are installed.”

Fully WRAS approved, the versatile Philmac 3G compression fittings range comprises straight and reducing couplers, tees, elbows, male and female adapters and caps, with the ability to connect metric PE pipe from 20mm up to 63mm and imperial sizes from 1?2 ” up to 2”.

For further information on the Philmac 3G range or any other products within the Philmac portfolio visit philmac.co.uk or call 01323 847323.

Philmac is a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialist pipe fittings and valves, offering a variety of connection solutions for the transfer, control and application of water across the plumbing, utility, agricultural and irrigation sectors.

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