Borealis PP random copolymer is present in some important North American plumbing and industrial PP piping projects, such as the installation of Nupi Americas NIRON PP-RCT in the existing elderly-care facility Wesley Willows Senior Living Center in Rockford, Illinois. NIRON PP-RCT was used for hydronic installation to re-pipe an ageing system and to replace a cooling tower and other equipment. From small plumbing installations to large industrial piping systems, with an innovative PP random copolymer with improved temperature resistance, Borealis Group and NIRON PP-RCT are expected to get a lot of play in North America, thanks to a new ASTM standard. Pressure-rated PP piping systems have long been standardized in other parts of the world, and have built up a solid track record over the past 30 years. Borealis has used its ‘Value Creation through Innovation’ strategy to develop and pioneer new PP-RCT solutions for exceedingly demanding pipe applications for North American market requirements. Compared to conventional materials like steel and copper, NIRON PP-RCT reportedly offers significant advantages. The new ASTM F2389-17a Standard makes it easier for North American engineers and builders to select thermoplastic piping systems as replacement solutions for traditional materials. Advantages of thermoplastic piping systems like PP-RCT include: thermal fusion joining, leak-tight pipe fusion, high corrosion resistance, easy installation and minimal maintenance, long lifetime with improved environmental impact, downgauging potential and higher hydraulic capacity than traditional PP-R.