Bedford, Massachusetts-based F.W. Webb Co. has added Uponor PEX-a piping and fittings to its plumbing and heating product lineup.

PEX-a is a flexible plastic tubing used for commercial and residential potable water, hydronic heating, radiant cooling and heating, fire protection and snow and ice melting applications.

PEX resists corrosion, pitting and scaling, F.W. Webb notes. Featuring a flexible and durable design, Uponor PEX-a piping systems can expand up to three times its original diameter. It offers fewer connections and potential leak points for greater installation efficiency, water conservation and more affordable material costs, the distributor notes. Uponor also has one of the most comprehensive offerings on the market with PEX-a piping available in sizes up to 3 inches for potable applications and 4 inches for closed-loop hydronic applications, F.W. Webb states.

“We consistently review our product portfolio to ensure it includes the latest technology and leading brands in the industry,” said Jeff Thompson, senior vice president, purchasing, F.W. Webb. “Uponor products are a high-quality and long-lasting solution. We are pleased to now have it available in our stores across the Northeast.”

Uponor Pex-a product, AquaPEX® pipe, coupled with its ProPEX® connection method, transports water through heating and plumbing systems. Its design helps eliminate water hammer and also dampens rushing water noise, F.W. Webb explains. PEX-a tubing embedded in the slab or under the floor can also circulate warm or cool water in radiant systems. Outside, it can be used under concrete and asphalt for snow and ice melting systems. In addition, Uponor PEX-a can be used for hydronic piping, pre-insulated pipe and fire sprinkler systems.

F.W. Webb Co. is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings in the Northeast. F.W. Webb has more than 90 locations across nine states. It covers 15 areas of expertise and operates more than 40 Frank Webb Home bath, kitchen and lighting retail showrooms.