Uponor News Release


August 10, 2010
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Brand Management Senior Manager
(800) 321-4739, ext. 4249


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Uponor Radiant Rollout™ Mat Offers 85% Installation Efficiency for Commercial Projects

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Uponor Rollout Radiant MatA custom-designed, prefabricated, pre-pressurized network of Uponor crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing, the Uponor Radiant Rollout™ Mat is the ideal solution for faster, more consistent installations for large commercial radiant heating and cooling applications — saving up to 85% in installation time.

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The mat consists of Wirsbo hePEX™ (oxygen barrier) or Uponor AquaPEX® (non-barrier) PEX-a tubing connected with ProPEX® engineered plastic (EP) fittings, which are safe for burial in the slab and offer fast onsite customization when necessary.

“Because it’s pre-packaged and pre-pressurized, the Radiant Rollout Mat provides hassle-free commissioning of a radiant heating and cooling system,” says Dan Sullivan, senior product manager, Commercial Radiant Heating and Cooling, at Uponor. “Couple that with the built-in quality that comes with Uponor systems, building professionals can feel confident they are specifying a product that reduces mistakes and liabilities.”

The mat can install about eight times faster than conventional radiant tubing installation methods, potentially shaving weeks off an installation schedule. For example, six contractors can install 35,000 square feet (16 to 19 mats) per day, as opposed to 4,500 square feet per day using conventional installation methods. Contractors will also appreciate less time on their hands and knees with the Radiant Rollout Mat, saving on muscle and back strain.

“We didn’t have to step through rebar squares and bend over to attach it,” says Steve Zamora, piping foreman, Miller Bonded, Inc. of Albuquerque, N.M. “It was much better on the back.”

For more information about the Uponor Radiant Rollout Mat, including an informational video, visit www.uponorpro.com.

Radiant Rollout Mat Construction Options

Length Customizable
Width 4½' for 9" on-center spacing; 5' for 6" on-center spacing; double mat option also available at 10' for 6" on-center spacing
Tubing Wirsbo hePEX (oxygen barrier) or Uponor AquaPEX (barrier free)
Distribution Flow Options
  • In-slab with 3⁄4" reverse-return header
  • Wall manifold featuring the Uponor TruFLOW™ Classic
Supports Acetal polymer support braces every 7 feet and pre-drilled holes for stake and anchor supports

Uponor, Inc. is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets in the United States. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.

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


© 2010 Uponor, Inc.

Uponor, Wirsbo, hePEX, AquaPEX, ProPEX, TruFLOW and Radiant Rollout are trademarks or registered trademarks of Uponor Corporation and Uponor, Inc.


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Radiant Rollout Mat  

The Radiant Rollout™ Mat features a prefabricated, pre-pressurized network of Uponor crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing for efficient commercial radiant installations.

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At an Albuquerque, N.M. installation, the Radiant Rollout Mat allowed contractors to install the tubing in a matter of days for a 15,000-square-foot pipe fabrication shop.

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