IPEX designs and manufactures one of the world’s largest and most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems—pipe, valves, fittings, auxiliary components and tools—all engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today’s municipal, industrial, commercial and residential applications.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater - Pipes and Piping
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
Leader In Thermoplastic Piping Systems
IPEX inc. designs and manufactures one of the world's most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems—pipe, valves, fittings, auxiliary components and tools—all engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today's municipal, industrial, commercial and residential applications.
More than 50 years' experience in plastics combined with progressive manufacturing technologies, efficient distribution centers and coast-to-coast customer support has made the IPEX name synonymous with quality, innovation and performance.
When you choose IPEX. you can be confident that all your piping materials are designed, built and backed by one company. One supplier to stand behind you and your complete system.
Our knowledgeable team of sales and technical professionals offers extensive training and assistance to engineers, trades people and building officials across Canada, in addition to design software and technical literature, we provide detailed information on product attributes, uses, and installation procedures.
IPEX - Giving Back To The Community
At IPEX, we recognize that we are part of a larger community that extends well beyond our customers, our suppliers, and our employees and their families.
As a manufacturer, IPEX is actively involved with government and industry regulating bodies as well as standards development and code organizations. We also share an ongoing commitment to Recover, Recycle and Re-use (3R) programs by using significant amounts of recycled plastic in products such as Enviro-Tite™ premium PVC sewer pipe.
As a corporate citizen, we are committed to giving back to our communities by participating in charitable organizations and environmental agencies including Habitat for Humanity and the Chesley Lake Lung Project
Thermoplastics - Costs Less To Handle, Install And Maintain
In Canada alone, municipalities lose $650 million in water each year, through broken water mains. At the same time, taxpayers spend roughly S82 million annually to repair these breaks. As North American municipalities continue to replace aging cast iron and asbestos cement pipe with PVC, these expenditures will become largely unnecessary.
One survey tracked the performance of cast ductile iron pipe versus PVC in 21 cities over a two-year period. While iron pipe experienced 9.5 breaks per 100 km, PVC had a mere 0.7 failures per 100 km. In municipalities maintaining equal amounts of PVC, cast iron, ductile iron and asbestos cement, PVC pipe accounted for only 1.3% of the repairs. No wonder most of the water distribution pipe currently being installed is PVC.
When it comes to installation, PVC pipe offers substantial cost savings over traditional cast iron, ductile iron and asbestos cement piping materials too. Because it weighs less, PVC is less costly to handle. Furthermore, no heavy equipment and fewer tools are required on the construction site.