Press Release Summary:
GruvlokÂ® CTS Copper System allows large-diameter (2-8 in.) copper tubing to be installed without soldering or brazing for new construction or retrofit jobs. Flame-free system eliminates any fire hazard and also eliminates temperature and weather factors as installation concerns. Mating directly to grooved end pipe for rigid and durable locked-in connection, CTS fittings are constructed with minimum copper content of 99.9% and produced with groove/cup ends in various configurations.
Original Press Release:
Anvil® International Introduces New Gruvlok® CTS Grooved Copper System
Portsmouth, NH, January 26, 2009 - Anvil® International has added another alternative solution to its broad range of piping products with the introduction of its Gruvlok® CTS Copper System, a grooved copper system that requires only a wrench for assembly on grooved end pipe, eliminating conventional soldering and brazing.
Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA.B, MWA), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products for use in water distribution networks and treatment facilities.
The Anvil CTS Copper System allows installers of large diameter copper tubing - for new construction or retrofit jobs - to install faster and easier, with no sweating or brazing required, and it eliminates temperature and weather factors as installation concerns. As a "flame-free" system, CTS eliminates any fire hazard, increasing on-the-job safety.
Gruvlok® CTS Copper System fittings mate directly to copper tube, providing a rigid and durable locked-in connection for tube size ranging from 2" to 8" in diameter, and because there's a union at every joint, fast assembly is assured.
CTS fittings, constructed to ASTM B75 UNS C12200 with minimum copper content of 99.9 percent and NSF Approved, are produced with groove and cup ends in a variety of configurations. In addition to elbow, tee and cap fittings the system includes concentric reducers, reducing tees, flange adapters, the Gruvlok 6400 Rigid Coupling and butterfly valves.
The Gruvlok 6400 Rigid Coupling is specifically designed to provide a rigid pipe connection to meet the specific demands of copper tubing installation. It comes with a standard Grade "E" EPDM flush gap gasket (copper color code.)
Anvil has produced a 12-page brochure on its Gruvlok CTS Copper System. To download a copy visit HYPERLINK "http://www.anvilintl.com/literature" www.anvilintl.com/literature and click on Brochures.
About Anvil® International
Anvil® International is the world's largest and most complete manufacturer of piping connections and support systems. For over 150 years, Anvil's products, services and representatives have earned a reputation for building dependable, lasting connections - pipe to pipe and people to people. The company's manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania, California, Tennessee, Texas, Rhode Island and Ontario, Canada.
All Anvil manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001-2000 certified with the exception of Houston, TX, which is an API certified facility. Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. For more information please contact Anvil's corporate offices at 603-422-8000, 110 Corporate Drive, Suite 10, Portsmouth, NH 03802, or visit the web site at www.anvilintl.com.
About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products for use in water distribution networks and treatment facilities. Its broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, hydrants, ductile iron pipe and pipe fittings, which are used by municipalities, as well as the residential and non- residential construction, oil and gas, HVAC and fire protection industries. With annual net sales of approximately $1.9 billion, the Company is comprised of three operating segments: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe and Anvil. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company employs approximately 6,500 people. Mueller Water Products Series B common stock and Series A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols MWA.B and MWA, respectively. For more information about Mueller Water Products, please visit the Company's Web site at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.