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Allied Tube & Conduit, a brand of Atkore International, introduces M-Coat®, The Newest Innovation in CPVC and FM Compatible Sprinkler Pipe

HARVEY, ILLINOIS – MAY 2, 2011 – Allied Tube & Conduit, a brand of Atkore International, has developed M-COAT, the latest technological advancement for fire sprinkler pipe. This new coating is FBC™ System Compatible for use in hybrid BlazeMaster® CPVC and M-COAT steel fire sprinkler systems. It is also FM Approved, representing a highly engineered pipe suited for a broad range of fire sprinkler installations.

“M-COAT is a major innovation in sprinkler pipe technology. It is very well-suited for use in hybrid systems that use BlazeMaster CPVC pipe and all M-COAT steel systems alike, which will deliver a major benefit to fire protection contractors,” said Pat Wallis, National Sales Director, Standard Pipe for Atkore International. “This product demonstrates the type of engineered pipe expertise historical of the Allied Tube & Conduit brand, “he added.

M-COAT meets the requirements for listing on the FBC™ System Compatible Program established by The Lubrizol Corporation. The FBC™ System Compatible Program is designed to test and monitor ancillary products on an ongoing basis to ensure chemical compatibility with FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® CPVC piping systems. All designated products qualify for the program by undergoing rigorous testing, which identifies the product as acceptable for use with FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® CPVC pipe and fittings manufactured by Lubrizol’s authorized CPVC pipe licensees.

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