50 years and still in love

Uponor PEX pipes turn 50

Durable, versatile and innovative

In 1972, Uponor PEX pipes were the first cross-linked polyethylene pipes to hit the market. They marked a real turning point for the entire construction industry. Over the past 50 years, these durable and corrosion-resistant pipes have proven their flexibility and enormous versatility. A technology designed to last a lifetime and more.

 

50 years of PEXcellence

The past, present and future of an extraordinary plumbing product

 

1972

Uponor PEX pipes were first manufactured in Virsbo, Sweden

1973

The first underfloor heating with Uponor PEX pipes entered the market

1983

The launch of the first Uponor PEX pipe with an oxygen diffusion barrier for heating applications

1994

Uponor invented Quick & Easy fittings, revolutionizing the installation of Uponor PEX pipes

2007

Uponor developed Klett Comfort technology, fastening the installation of underfloor heating

2022

Uponor introduced PEX Pipes Blue, the first bio-based PEX pipes on the market

50 years and still ...

Our PEX pipes were ground-breaking in the 1970s and they have been a success story ever since,” says Luca Schiavio (Senior Director Product Marketing at Uponor).

As a result, over six billion metres of Uponor PEX pipes for drinking water, heating and radiant applications have been installed worldwide. Uponor never stopped innovating and still continues to set the standard in the industry for a safe and pure water supply.
Ahead of the game

They would reach to the moon and back 8 times

Uponor PEX pipes installed worldwide

Over the past 50 years, more than 6 billion metres of Uponor PEX pipes have been installed worldwide. A figure that is almost inconceivable for most of us. But if you were to lay down all Uponor PEX pipes installed worldwide, they would reach to the moon and back 8 times

This is just the beginning. Here’s to a bright future of continuing to build a better tomorrow.
 
Pex pipes produced pipes from earth to moon and back 8 times

Uponor PEX pipes in European buildings