April 6, 2009
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For the Media: Lead-free Offering

Uponor First to Offer Complete Lead-free Plumbing Solution from Inlet to Faucet

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Uponor, the system solutions provider for plumbing, fire safety and radiant systems, introduces a complete line of lead-free brass transition fittings and valves that meet various state lead-free legislation and exceed the United States Safe Drinking Water Act. Combining these new fittings with Uponor’s flexible crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing, extensive engineered plastic (EP) offering and innovative ProPEX® Out-of-the-Wall Support System provides a complete lead-free plumbing solution from the inlet to the faucet.

The new fittings carry the NSF us-pw-G marking for lead-free compliance and feature Uponor’s unique ProPEX fitting system for strong, durable connections without the need for solvents, glues, torches or gauges.

"Uponor is again offering solid building solutions to respond to market conditions and demands," says Jayson Drake, senior product manager, Plumbing and Fire Safety, at Uponor. "We see the need for lead-free compliance in states such as California, Washington and Vermont, and have responded by being the first to offer a plumbing solution that accurately and effectively meets those requirements for all communities."

The new lead-free offering features a total of 34 brass transition fittings and valves, available in sizes up to ¼", including stub ells, tub ells, elbows, adapters, ball valves and stop valves, as well as fittings for washing machine and ice maker outlet boxes.

Uponor Corporation is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe, and a market leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic countries. Uponor Corporation employs 3,800 people in 27 countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland.

Uponor, Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit or call (800) 321-4739.

Uponor Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ont. For more information, visit or call (888) 994-7726.

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Uponor’s new lead-free brass transition fittings meet California lead-free legislation and exceed the United States Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Combining the new lead-free brass fittings with Uponor’s ProPEX Out-of-the-Wall Support System and EP In-line Valves, above, provides a complete lead-free plumbing solution from inlet to faucet.

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