The company specialises in the extrusion of polyethylene (PE) pipes and offers industry-leading products for the heating and plumbing, water pressure, electricity, cable ducting, gas and agricultural sectors.
Since Pipelife was established in 1970 it has been committed to producing quality plastic goods for the construction, agriculture and plumbing sectors. Drawing on over 45 years of manufacturing experience from its production plant in Cork, Pipelife has been to the forefront in developing innovative products and has been an industry leader for many years. Quality and innovation continue to define the company’s philosophy and this is reflected in the range of products and systems that it manufactures to this day.
As well as being a leading manufacturer (ISO 9001 2015) of pipe for the plumbing and heating industry, Pipelife has developed a true expertise in the design of heating systems to maximise the potential of Qual-PEX pipe.
Many systems are straightforward and are simply adapted from traditional metal pipe plumbing systems, but new methods of heating buildings are now being opened up with the use of thermoplastic pipe in applications such as wall heating, ceiling heating and most especially underfloor heating.
Some of the company’s milestones include:
- The first PEX pipe in the world to gain BS 7291 certification in the UK.
- The first PEX-B pipe in the world to gain drinking water certification for the Scandinavian market.
- The exporting of PEX pipe to more than 30 countries worldwide.
- The first gas pipe in the world to gain the new BS PL2 certification in the UK.
- 800,000,000m or 800,000km of Qual-PEX pipe produced by Pipelife
in Ireland – 20 times the circumference of the earth.
Pipelife has recently developed an extensive range of quality crimp fittings which have complete compatibility with its Qual-PEX pipe. The airforce grade annealed aluminium protective metal sleeve is precisely attached to each fitting during production and is designed to provide a unique metal reinforced leak-free joint.
The polymer fittings are made from a high performance thermoplastic and can withstand high temperatures as well as being corrosion resistant. Users of Qual-PEX Crimp fittings will find installation much quicker, easier and more economical than other available systems. A comprehensive range of fittings is available in ½” and ¾” to suit every job.
Pipelife’s guarantee on the Qual-PEX CRIMP system against manufacturing defects is a minimum of 50 years. The guarantee remains valid, provided that the pipe and fittings are installed as per the company’s recommended installation guidelines and that the products installed were not damaged before, during or after installation.