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2021 Resin Shortage

Industry-wide, customers who rely on resin suppliers to manufacture pipe are facing challenges. After reasonably consistent and predictable markets in 2019 and 2020, the forecast for 2021 was more of the same. With Asia and Europe expecting weak demand, America’s exports to these regions were supposed to be fairly small, allowing domestic PE supplies from Houston-area producers to remain stable and steady. As the saying goes, a “series of unfortunate events” unfolded, dealing pipe suppliers unforeseen realities. Saying everything changed overnight in resin production is not an understatement.

We’re Still Open!

As these unpredictable circumstances surrounding COVID-19 persist, our values are holding steady, which means our work to tirelessly serve our loyal customers continues.

While we are operating with limited staff, we’re still actively manufacturing pipe and fulfilling orders through dispatch across all of our Fratco locations. That said, our offices are closed to the public. If you need to contact us, call 800-854-7120 or email us at office@fratco.com.

COVID-19: Fratco Update

To Friends and Family of Fratco, We want to take a moment to acknowledge the current situation that is unfolding in our country. As a leader in the industry, I feel it is Fratco’s responsibility to set the tone in the face of adversity. So while we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers, we move forward without fear.

Flex Tap Tees – Now Available!

We are always trying to provide our customers with products that simplify or improve upon the way current processes work. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Central Plastic Products to bring you Flex Tap Tees.

Introducing 6″ FlexCorr

Our FlexCorr pipe lineup just got better with the highly-requested 6” size. Find the pipe with the perfect fit for your project with the widest range of flexible dual-wall pipe sizes on the market, including 6”, 8”, 10”, 12” and 15”. More sizes. More possibilities.

New Product Alert – Flex Tap Tees

We are always trying to provide our customers with products that simplify or improve upon the way current processes work. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Central Plastic Products to bring you Flex Tap Tees.

Palletizing SmoothCorr

Our dual-wall pipe, SmoothCorr, can be palletized.

This option will improve your efficiency by decreasing load times and reducing the chance of damage during transport.

The option to bundle SmoothCorr is still available.

Contact your sales rep for more information.

New 3000 Foot Four Inch Maxi Coils with Removable Cores

New four inch Maxi Coils now have cores that can be removed, at the customer’s request, during the time of delivery. Coreless Maxi Coils are roughly 8% larger – which translates to 1200 feet more pipe per load to help with a more efficient installation. Core removal from a jobsite at time of delivery allows for a tidy work area that cleans up quickly upon completion.
Contact your sales representative for more information.