Great lengths to prove Buteline’s great strength

Published:  02 June, 2012

NEW ZEALAND: Buteline went to extraordinary lengths recently to demonstrate the strength and integrity of joints made with its fittings and pipes.

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At its headquarters in New Zealand, the plumbing system was used to tow a forklift truck with a car, and Buteline then went on to put the brakes on the forklift and pull away again. Eventually, the polybutene pipe stretched to twice its original length before snapping, leaving the joint still intact.

“We’ve been explaining the strength of the Buteline system for several years, but this really shows it in action,” says Gary Fisher, Buteline UK general manager.

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