FORMUFIT Furniture Grade PVC pipe, sometimes known as Structural Grade PVC, Specialty PVC, or Medical Grade PVC, differs from ordinary plumbing PVC pipe. First, Furniture Grade PVC Pipe is free from printing or manufacturer markings, such as product barcodes, labels, or specification info on more traditional PVC. Secondly, Furniture pipe is more visually appealing and ideally suited for building projects and crafts that need a clean and professional look. Third, Furniture Grade PVC pipe is solid and durable, unlike standard plumbing-grade PVC pipe, which can be less rigid, is not visually protected, and is prone to breakage when exposed to the elements.
You can easily use FORMUFIT Furniture Pipe to build PVC projects, such as PVC soccer goals, photo backdrops, dog beds, greenhouses, etc. Furniture Grade PVC pipe is acceptable in non-regulated, non-pressure water applications such as irrigation, sprinkler systems, aquariums and aquaponics.
While they may look the same, Furniture-grade pipe and fittings are not recommended for potable water or plumbing situations. Unlike standard plumbing pipe, furniture pipe has a bright shiny surface that is completely unmarked and therefore does not carry the NSF specification information on its surface. All FORMUFIT Furniture pipe is monolithic or solid-wall, meaning the material is extruded, so the color is the same inside and outside the pipe.
Furniture Grade PVC pipe has been designed with UV protection integrated directly into the resins and materials. This pipe is also impact resistant, so it has better performance outdoors in direct sunlight and weather. As a result, it has remarkable resistance to crushing, impacts, and UV damage to the traditional PVC pipe. In addition, furniture-grade PVC is non-toxic and free of phthalates and heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, and does not off-gas any dioxins into the ground or environment. It is overall more weather resistant and features additional UV inhibitors. These added UV blockers significantly increase furniture grade PVC’s lifespan and reduce the effects of brittleness and discoloration from extended outdoor sun exposure.
◼️Fitment and Securing
Furniture Grade PVC pipe follows the same outside diameter as standard schedule-based plumbing pipes. Like all PVC pipes, FORMUFIT Structural Grade PVC pipe uses a nominal sizing system to refer to all sizes. Furniture PVC Pipe will work with most standard Schedule 40 plumbing-grade fittings and Furniture Grade PVC fittings. Furniture-grade PVC pipe features the ability to fit directly into PVC fitting sockets and maintain a high tolerance to stress. Pipe and fitting can be joined through solvent welding with PVC cement, through press-to-fit, insertion type connection, or can be temporarily secured with fasteners or screws for removal later.
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