The launch of 3G means Philmac is the first company in the world to offer a ‘global platform’ of pipe fittings that can effectively join any standard of PE pipe.
3G - which is available in ISO metric, BS imperial and North American CTS, IPS, OD, ID Series and Kitec XPA sizing - is the third generation of Philmac's award winning range of plastic compression fittings and offers unrivalled durability, flexibility and simplicity.
Philmac Group Marketing Manger, Jason Mitchell, said the patent-protected 3G range was the result of years of "exhaustive" research and was the only compression fitting of its type in the world.
"3G is a premium pipe fitting made from advanced thermoplastic materials, pressure rated up to 1600kpa (PN16)," he said.
"Each fitting is lightweight and compact in size with no loose components and can be installed and disassembled quickly and easily thanks to Philmac's ground breaking slide and tighten technology."
The slide and tighten capability makes installation easy and offers a simple two-step process.
No pipe preparation is required and no force is necessary to push the pipe past the seal, which makes installation fast and easy and ideal for low visibility situations or in confined spaces.
A visual stop has also been incorporated into the design to indicate when the nut has been fully tightened, which removes any uncertainty from the installation process.
In addition, 3G fittings are designed to minimise pipe twist and there is no risk of seal distortion or displacement.
Philmac's 3G range has already been launched in Mexico and will be made available in Canada, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and to UK utility companies later this year.
Next year will see the launch of 3G to the USA, South East Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and UK plumbing and rural merchant traders.