Product News: Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Thermoplastic Ball Valve offers corrosion-resistance.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 01, 2011 - Intended for gas, sewer, and water pipeline applications, PE100 features corrosion-resistant internal and external parts. Sizes range from 1-6 in., and each employs 2-step planetary gear system that ensures smooth opening and closing of valve and eliminates water hammer. Suitable for below-ground service, valves come in both metric and IPS pipe sizes with NBR seals for air/gas and EPDM seals for fluids. Valves larger than 2 in. are available with integrated gear box.

Asahi/America, Inc. - Lawrence, MA

Original Press Release

New Innovation in Valves; PE100 Ball Valve is Corrosion Resistant Solution to Metal

Press release date: Mar 25, 2011

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic valve technology, introduces the PE100 ball valve to its industrial piping products line. This new PE100 ball valve is an innovative solution for gas, sewer and water applications where metal ball valves have typically been installed.

The PE100 ball valve is 50 percent lighter than comparable metal valves and offers corrosion resistant internal and external parts. Available in 1" through 6", the new PE100 ball valve boasts a two-step planetary gear system to ensure smooth opening and closing of the valve, thereby eliminating water hammer.

Asahi/America's new PE100 ball valve is suitable for below-ground service, and valves larger than 2" are available with an integrated gear box. The PE100's SDR11 spigot ends are approved for maximum operating pressures of 230 psi for water and 150 psi for air or gas.

Available in both metric pipe sizes and IPS pipe sizes, the PE100 ball valve offers NBR seals for air or gas, and EPDM seals for fluids. The PE100 ball valve can be easily installed using butt, socket or electro-fusion technologies.

About Asahi Asahi/America, Inc. specializes in providing solutions for fluid handling systems, individualized to meet virtually any customer's need. Asahi is a leading manufacturer of corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid handling products, including valves, actuators, pipe and fittings. The company maintains an extensive custom fabrication department, and provides on-site consultation, supervision and training where required. For more information contact: Asahi/America, Inc., 35 Green Street, Malden, MA 02148. Call toll free 877-24-ASAHI or 781-321-5409. Fax 800-426-7058. Send an email to or visit Asahi on the Internet at