Solvents & Lubricants

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Solvents & Lubricants

SuperMax Fast Fix™ CPVC Cement  Solvents

SuperMax Fast Fix™ Solvent cement is a fast, easy installation process that uses solvents and CPVC resin to chemically fuse the pipe and fitting together at the molecular level. In the end, using solvent cement doesn’t just adhere two pieces together–it creates one continuous piece of thermoplastic. The joint becomes the strongest part of a piping system.

Solvent cement’s viscosity is determined by the amount of resin it contains. The more resin, the greater the viscosity. And the greater the viscosity, the better the solvent cement can fill gaps within the joint it’s bonding. Generally, solvent cement viscosity can be classified into one of three categories:

1. Regular bodied, 2. Medium bodied, 3. Heavy bodied

To choose the correct solvent cement category for a particular piping system, follow the ASTM Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings (F493). This standard is based upon pipe diameter, schedule, and application.

Setting & curing time (ASTM F493)

After applying the solvent cement and assembling the pipe and fitting, allow proper time for setting. During the set time, do not move the pipe. Consult the table below for recommended set times based on temperature and pipe size:

Ambient Temperature

0''- 11/4"



60°F to 100°F

2 min

5 min

30 min

40°F to 60°F

5 min

10 min

2 hr

0°F to 40°F

10 min

15 min

12 hr


Installation Procedure of the CPVC Plumbing System

  1. Cut the Pipe to the required dimension
  2. Remove Burrs and Filings
  3. Prepare the Piping for Fitting
  4. Apply Solvent Cement
  5. Immediately after cement application, insert the pipe into the fitting socket and rotate 1/8 to 1/2 turn until the fitting-stop is reached. The fitting should be properly aligned for installation at this time, and the pipe must meet the bottom of the fitting socket. Then, hold the assembly in place for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure initial bonding and to avoid push-out.
  6. A bead of cement should be evident around the pipe and fitting juncture. If this bead is not continuous around the socket shoulder, it may indicate that insufficient cement was applied. In this case, the fitting should be discarded and the joint reassembled. Cement in excess of the bead may be wiped off with a rag.


SuperMax Soft Fit™ Rubber Lubricant

The purpose of the lubricant is for easy installation between SWR Pipe to pipes or fittings. A joint made with or without the use of lubricant has the same jointing strength. The greasy property of the lubricant lasts only for a few hours in the joint and after that it will dry up.

The Soft fit™ Lubricant ensures easy installation between SWR Pipe to pipe or fittings. Its shelf life lasts 12 months from the date of manufacture. Available net weights range from 50 gms to 500 gms.

Product application procedures and precautions are listed on the product label.