June 9, 2008
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For the Media: proPANEL® Award  

Redesigned proPANEL® Awarded Professional Builder’s 100 Best New Products for 2008

Recently, the newly designed proPANEL® mixing panels from Uponor received the 100 Best New Products for 2008 award from Professional Builder® magazine. The 100 Best New Products award recognizes the most significant new building products introduced each year based on technological advancement, significant product improvement and increasing competition of a product line. Read more...

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The redesigned proPANEL® units feature a host of improvements for faster, easier radiant installations.

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The new proPANEL® unit easily connects to Uponor’s new Climate Cŏntrol™ Multifunction Controller, upper right, via simple plug-and-play operation.

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“Receiving this award is a great honor for Uponor,” says Mark Hudoba, senior product manager, Heating and Cooling, at Uponor. “Having this kind of recognition from a leading industry publication, such as Professional Builder magazine, is further confirmation that Uponor’s product innovation is providing value for our customers.”

The new proPANEL units are half the size of previous models, measuring 26"H x 18"W x 7"D and ranging in weight from 26 to 37 pounds, allowing one-person installation. Because the units are modular and come fully assembled and wired, they also help to speed and simplify radiant installations and setups. And connecting multiple panels to a single hydronic controller, such as the new Uponor Climate Cŏntrol™ Multifunction Controller, is a simple plug-and-play operation.

Four models are available:

  • proPANEL 90: single-zone pump without mixing
  • proPANEL 90M: single-zone pump with mixing
  • proPANEL 90Z: dual-zone pump without mixing
  • proPANEL 90MZ: dual-zone pump with mixing

The panels are designed for a maximum target of 90,000 Btu per hour (Btu/h) and are fed with a 1" tubing and ¾" secondary connections.

“When we set out to enhance our proPANEL units, we wanted to offer our customers a product that helped save them time and money while providing an innovative, high-quality, reliable product,” says Hudoba. “Based on the response we’ve received from the industry, we have succeeded.”

Uponor Corporation is a leading supplier of PEX-a plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe. Uponor Corporation employs 4,700 people globally and is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.

Uponor, Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit or call (800) 321-4739.

Uponor Ltd. is currently based in Regina, Saskatchewan, although the Sales and Marketing business units will relocate to Toronto in 2008. For more information, visit or call (888) 994-7726.

For more information about Uponor, visit the Uponor media room at

For editorial assistance, contact John O’Reilly c/o GreenHouse Digital + PR at (815) 469-9100; e-mail:

© 2008 Uponor, Inc.

Uponor, proPANEL and Climate Cŏntrol are trademarks of Uponor Corporation and Uponor, Inc.

Professional Builder is a registered trademark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.


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