Charlotte Pipe Creates ABS Plus, the Best of Two Plastic Plumbing Systems

CHARLOTTE, NC – January 1, 2012 – Charlotte Pipe’s newest development in DWV pipe combines ABS and PVC, creating the first of its kind, ABS Plus. ABS Plus is a coextruded composite pipe that uses ABS for the inner and outer skins and a grey PVC foam core.

This is great news for ABS customers who have become accustomed to the light weight, single-step solvent cementing and overall ease of installation of ABS. They now get these benefits, along with the greater stiffness associated with PVC. This makes ABS Plus less susceptible to bowing, provides a more true fall and ensures better performance in buried applications. Also, since ABS Plus uses the same ABS fittings as traditional ABS pipe, there is no need to dual inventory DWV fittings.

ABS Plus is manufactured to ASTM F 1488 and is listed with NSF International and IAPMO. Because ASTM F 1488 is referenced in both the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Plumbing Code, ABS Plus is code-compliant, so contractors can install it now without any concerns

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company is the nation's top maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings. As a leader in innovation and quality, we manufacture the industry's broadest range of standard and specialty DWV products. We are the only manufacturer that offers a system of ABS, PVC, CPVC, cast iron, FlowGuard Gold®, ChemDrain®, ReUze® and RePVC® pipe and fittings for both residential and commercial plumbing systems.

Charlotte Pipe is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and has seven plant locations across the United States. Combining modern technology with a century of craftsmanship and experience, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has a proud legacy of commitment to the industry and its customers. The company is guided by the philosophy of its founder - produce the best possible product and provide the best possible service for the customer. Visit our website at or call (800) 438-6091 for more information.