Changes made to Lubrizol’s exclusive FBC™ System Compatible Program

CLEVELAND, June 2, 2014 – The Lubrizol Corporation’s CPVC Piping Systems business has updated its FBC™ System Compatible Program to include the following change.

The wording below supersedes the previous content regarding paint: 

  • If paint must be used on CPVC, water-based latex paint is the recommended type of paint to use on pipe and fittings manufactured from Lubrizol CPVC. Two-part epoxy paint should not be used. Other types of paint have not been known to be detrimental to CPVC provided that they are applied in a light coating that dries quickly. Paint should not be allowed to puddle on or around CPVC pipe or fittings.

Products qualify for the program by undergoing testing that demonstrates the product is compatible with FlowGuard® Pipe & Fittings, BlazeMaster® Fire Sprinkler Systems and Corzan® Industrial Systems.

Manufacturers of the program’s products are committed to maintaining necessary product quality and agree not to change the chemical composition of the product without advance written notice and if there is a change in the chemical composition, manufacturers must re-submit their products in order to be included in the FBC System Compatible Program. Manufacturers must also submit their products to periodic testing to ensure the products remain chemically compatible. Because CPVC products are made with base resins having different molecular weights and varying chlorine contents and compound additives, the FBC System Compatible Program can verify chemical compatibility only with the products with which they have been tested.

Products in the program display the FBC System Compatible mark on their labels. This mark quickly notifies installers that the product is chemically compatible with FlowGuard, BlazeMaster and Corzan CPVC products. The FBC System Compatible Program is in active use in the United States, Canada, Mexico, 25 European countries, the United Arab Emirates, India and China.

To learn about all the chemically compatible products in the Program, call 1-855-735-1431 or visit the FBC website at

FlowGuard, BlazeMaster and Corzan are registered trademarks of The Lubrizol Corporation.