Compare PE-Xb with PE-Xc Pipes

The PE-Xb technology for making pipes from cross-linked polyethylene using the silane method appeared on the market before the PE-Xc method, which is based on the radiation method. Despite this, pipes made from PE-Xb are cheaper and also more resistant to chlorinated water than PE-Xc pipes. Find out what other advantages there are to PE-Xb technology and  which type is better for you. > About PE-Xb > PE-Xb versus PE-Xc

Sanitary and heating PE-Xb pipes fully meet all requirements for drinking water applications, heating and gas applications. They also easily resist hot chlorinated water for several decades. Compared to PE-Xc they are also cheaper, but flexible, durable and high-quality. 


PE-Xb versus PE-Xc


Due to silan crosslinking method PE-Xb pipe holds for ages


Latest product developments assure PE-Xb material reaches similar level of flexibility as PE-Xc


Even under strong pressure PE‑Xb won’t let you owing to high resistance


Chemicals or disinfectants do not harm PE‑Xb pipes even with high chlorinated water


Universal fitting system and wider use of PE-Xb tubing worldwide make installation reaslly fast and easy


High temperatures do not affect the superior performance of PE‑Xb


Surface finishing of PB-Xb assures smooth fluid or gas flow inside


PE-Xb is the most typical and the most affordable type of plastic pipes used worldwide and cheaper than PE-Xc

What PE-Xb Pipes Can Offer You?


  • It guarantees safe transport of water thanks to the material’s high resilience to pressure, temperature and chemicals
  • It minimises the number of pipe connections, thereby saving money and time
  • Fully meet all requirements for drinking water applications
  • Comply with regulations and standards concerning heating and gas applications

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Why to use PE-Xb instead of PE-Xc?

Pipes made using PE-Xb technology are cheaper compared to PE-Xc and reduce cost for constructing distribution systems. They are also very high-quality, flexible, durable and have no problem transporting hot chlorinated water.


Is the installation of PE-Xb pipes difficult?

Installing PE-Xb pipes is very simple due to their greater flexibility, which enables reduction of the number of connections to the minimum.

Where to buy products from PE-Xb?

Pipes manufactured using PE-Xb technology are freely available and offered by a number of manufacturers and distributors.

Utilization of PE-Xb Worldwide


of all sanitary pipes are made of PE-Xb


of plumbers rely on PE-Xb pipes

  • PE‑Xa
  • PE‑Xb
  • PE‑Xc
  • PE‑RT
  • PP‑R

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