Sprinkler fitting system renamed
Victaulic renamed the AquaFlex Sprinkler to the VicFlex Sprinkler Fitting System.
The AquaFlex Sprinkler System product line by Victaulic has been renamed the VicFlex Sprinkler Fitting System. This global change comes with the introduction of the Style AB1 Bracket and Series AH2 Braided Hose and will affect all products within the system. The VicFlex Series AQB Fitting System, featuring the Style AB1 Bracket and Series AH2 Braided Hose, is fully engineered and manufactured by Victaulic for consistent installation and performance, reducing hands-on time by as much as 39%. The system also comes preassembled for VicFlex Series AQB (braided) or Series AQU (corrugated), saving up to 60% of jobsite time and reducing the risk of leaks during the installation process.
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