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Large Business of the Year Nominee

We are honoured to be nominated for the 'Large Business of the Year' award presented by the Mississauga Board of Trade! Join us on November 15th as the awards are announced.

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IPEX and 3D Innovation

Since acquiring two 3D printers in 2015, IPEX has found many ways to use them that have had a positive impact in helping OEM partners accelerate their product development process while significantly reducing development costs. Here are just two of those innovative uses.

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System XFR® 14" – 18" Product Line Extension

IPEX is pleased to announce that 14", 16", and 18" System XFR® pipe and fittings are now available. The new System XFR pipe will be lighter and easier to install than both of the current alternatives. This launch is timely because asbestos cement is being phased out of use in Canada. 

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IPEX is proud to celebrate World Plumbing Day

World Plumbing Day is an international event, initiated by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), held on March 11 each year to recognize the important role plumbing plays in societal health and amenity.

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IPEX launches new diameters of NovaForm® PVC Liner to North American market

IPEX is proud to announce the availability of three new diameters of NovaForm PVC Liner – 18” 24” & 30” for sewer and culvert rehabilitation.

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IPEX releases new range of AquaRise® Threaded Adapter Fittings

The IPEX Group of Companies, a leading supplier of thermoplastics piping systems, is proud to announce the addition of AquaRise Threaded Adapter Fittings to its AquaRise line of CPVC potable hot and cold water distribution systems used in commercial and high building construction.

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IPEX releases P-Trap Primer Connection Tee

The IPEX Group of Companies, a leading supplier of thermoplastics piping systems, is proud to announce the addition of the P-Trap Primer Connection Tee to the family of System 15®, and System XFR® Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) systems for noncombustible buildings.

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2016 Product of the Year

Each year we celebrate a project that epitomizes IPEX’s commitment to innovation. This year the recognition goes to a project at the forefront of technology that delivers an industry leading innovation; this will be the lasting legacy of the SGM-115 Large Diameter PVC team.

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2016 Product Launches......Take a Look!

2016 is a milestone for Innovation at IPEX, as it was 15 years ago when IPEX made the commitment to new product development and formalized the creation of Business Development / Innovation. Reflecting on the year we are extremely proud to confirm 16 product launches, a record number of launches in year.

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New Sceptalight LED Fixtures Recognized at MCEE Exhibition

In August 2016 IPEX was proud to introduce Sceptalight LED fixtures to the North American marketplace, which was recognized at the annual MCEE Exhibition in Montreal,
Quebec.

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System 15® Scores at BMO Field

In 2016, the nine-year old BMO Field in Toronto, home of the Toronto FC, also became home to the Toronto Argonauts, and a $120 million investment to expand seating began. IPEX System 15® DWV was used to drain water from the canopies into the existing storm water system.

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VXE & VKD Vented Ball Valves

IPEX is pleased to provide you with the VXE & VKD Vented Ball Valves Technical Information Bulletin.

These valves provide the latest innovation in thermoplastic ball valve manufacturing technology while providing additional peace-of-mind to our industrial customers.

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Happy 25th Anniversary IPEX

In 1992 when Canron and Scepter joined forces to create IPEX, the merger of these industry leaders into one great company was a perfect example of the old saying that “one plus one equals three”.

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2017 Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials

The first comprehensive environmental review of underground piping systems in North America based on a 100-year life cycle assessment methodology. The PVC pipe LCA was subject to critical review from an international panel of experts on life cycle assessment. Based on the results from the LCA on PVC pipe, PVC pipe provides both environmental and economic advantages to solving the water and sewer infrastructure needs for utilities and municipal projects.

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What if the pipeline to the US dries up?

There’s a lot of opportunity for supplying the infrastructure market in both Canada and the United States, and we’ve been doing so for 67 years. The challenge for IPEX is to ensure its success in an atmosphere of threats to tighten U.S. trade barriers.

(Globe and Mail - Report on Business)

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World Water Day

On 22 March every year, World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without an improved drinking water supply and 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

Find a local initiative and take part.

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IPEX Introduces World’s Largest Diameters and New Pressure Class of PVCO pipe
The Bionax PVCO line, which IPEX launched in the Canadian market eight years ago, now includes 20, 24 and 30 inch diameter pipes – the world’s largest. IPEX has also introduced a new Pressure Class Rating of 305 psi for pipes from 14” to 30” which complement the 165 and 235 psi offering.

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World Plumbing Day, March 11

World Plumbing Day is an international event, initiated by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), held on March 11 each year to recognize the important role plumbing plays in societal health and amenity.

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IPEX continues to innovate, new System 636® fittings for flue gas venting

The IPEX Group of Companies, a leading supplier of thermoplastic piping systems, announced the addition of a 2-½” x 2” appliance adapter and 2-½” 90-degree, long elbow to the System 636 product line.

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IPEX delivers industry-leading PVC junction box in sizes up to 16”
IPEX Electrical Inc. is proud to extend its Scepter® JBox™ junction box family to include new larger sizes of 14” and 16” in both standard and hinged cover options and offers electrical contractors the largest size of molded PVC junction box available anywhere.

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Sceptalight LED Fixture Offers Evolution in Industrial Lighting Fixtures
IPEX Electrical Inc. is proud to announce the next evolution in industrial lighting fixtures. IPEX’s Sceptalight fixture is an economical outdoor lighting solution utilizing LED technology. This new product is available in a complete fixture option and a retrofit option allowing customers to easily adapt their existing installations to LED.

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TerraBrute CR Installation Featured in Trenchless Technology Magazine

“Horizontal directional drilling was the only viable option for this installation where the existing 12-in. water main had to be replaced to facilitate the installation of a new and wider bridge. It was important that the drill be completed without affecting the Big Barnes Ditch, which fills the picturesque Lake Loveland, which is a gem to the community,” said Tanner Randall, senior engineer with Loveland WPD.

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IPEX showcases $55-million investment in Edmonton plant expansion
IPEX, a leading thermoplastic piping systems manufacturer, revealed its recently completed Edmonton plant expansion to stakeholders and guests at a reception today.

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IPEX Opens New R&D Centre
The new centre is equipped with an array of state-of- the-art testing and manufacturing technology to help IPEX maintain its position as North America’s leading manufacturer of integrated piping products.

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2015 Product of the Year!
Congratulations to the Saint-Laurent Large Diameter Bionax PVCO team as they win the 2015 Innovision Award for New Product of the Year.

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Introducing Bionax SR
Bionax SR combines the same strength, toughness and flexibility as standard Bionax pipe with the enhanced seismic-resistance benefits of an extended bell.

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Introducing NovaForm PVC Liner for Pipe Rehabilitation
NovaForm PVC Liner brings the lasting benefits of factory-made PVC pipe to the North American trenchless pipe rehabilitation industry.

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Vinyl Institute Awards the 2015 Partner Leadership Award
The 2015 Vinyl Institute Partner Leadership Award was presented to Veso Sobot and Alain Storet, two industry leaders who demonstrate a consistent commitment in supporting industry-wide initiatives.

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IPEX Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Installed in High Profile Installations

Project Profiles: System XFR® replaces cast iron at the Toronto Pearson Airport; IPEX Thermoplastic Systems chosen for new CFL Stadium; and Drain-Guard provides much needed protection at the Brookhaven, New York landfill site and the Remai Modern Art Gallery in Saskatoon.

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IPEX Wins 2015 OBAA
On November 25, 2015 IPEX was the recipient of the Skills & Training Excellence award at the annual OBAA event.

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Drain-Guard Wins MCEE Award
At each MCEE, manufacturers are invited to submit products to the New Product Competition and Showcase where they are judged by a panel of industry experts.

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New Product - Drain-Guard DWV
Launched in the U.S. in November and soon to be in Canada, the IPEX DRAIN-GUARD™ Double Containment DWV System is ready to tackle the most demanding applications.

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Peter Cook Honoured with ASTM Award of Merit
The ASTM Award of Merit was presented to Peter Cook by Thomas A. Schwartz, Chairman of the Board at ASTM in 2014.

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IPEX Wins Mississauga Board of Trade Award
On Thursday, November 20th, the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) honoured IPEX with the Award of Excellence: Employer of the Year 2014.

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IPEX Guests Experience the Exceptional at Bionax Launch
IPEX celebration encourages guests to ‘Experience the Exceptional’ at the launch event for new larger sizes of Bionax PVCO pipe.

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Bionax - The Future of Water Transmission is Here
Bionax expands product offering to 14", 16", and 18" to be the largest PVCO pipe offering in North America.

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Clear-Guard the Way to a Clearer Future
Clear-Guard is a new, high pressure clear PVC pipe produced with Schedule 40 pressure ratings that are higher than other competing Schedule 80 products.

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IPEX Wins FM Global Recognition Award
IPEX group of companies is presented the FM Global award recognizing achievement of “Highly Protected Risk” status.

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IPEX Wins Alpha Awards
The Alpha Award Company of the Year was granted to IPEX at the annual gala of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent, Quebec.

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IPEX Expands Its Line of Large Diameter Sewer Fittings
IPEX has expanded their line of large diameter sewer fittings to include 21 new configurations of C907 Blue Brute molded sewer fittings.

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System 636 Expands its Product Line to Include Molded Access Tees
System 636 has been the leader in the flue gas venting market, expanding and diversifying its portfolio each year. The product line has grown from a relatively modest 50 SKU’s to over 200 unique fittings including the launch of our new molded access tees (PVC and CPVC) in the spring of 2014.

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Scepter JBox Takes the Canadian Market by Storm
After much anticipation and 3 years of hard work, the next generation junction box – Scepter JBox – was launched in April 2014 taking the Canadian electrical market by storm.

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IPEX System 636 Testing Tee Wins Most Innovative Product Award at CIPHEX West
The IPEX System 636® Testing Tee received the award for Most Innovative Product in the heating and ventilation category at CIPHEX West.

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10" & 12" Large Diameter Molded Fittings wins IPEX Innovision New Product of the Year Award
In 2013, the Project Team for Large Diameter Molded Fittings broke more new ground in the plastics industry by launching the first 10" and 12" molded C907 fittings ever made.

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