Anvil® International Introduces New Gruvlok® CTS Grooved Copper System
Anvil® International has added another alternative solution to its
broad range of piping products with the introduction of its Gruvlok® CTS Copper System, a grooved
copper system that requires only a wrench for assembly on grooved end pipe, eliminating conventional
soldering and brazing.
Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA.B, MWA), a leading North American
manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products for use in water distribution
networks and treatment facilities.
The Anvil CTS Copper System allows installers of large diameter copper tubing – for new construction
or retrofit jobs - to install faster and easier, with no sweating or brazing required, and it eliminates
temperature and weather factors as installation concerns. As a
“flame-free” system, CTS eliminates any fire hazard, increasing
Gruvlok® CTS Copper System fittings mate directly to
copper tube, providing a rigid and durable locked-in connection
for tube size ranging from 2” to 8” in diameter, and because
there’s a union at every joint, fast assembly is assured.
CTS fittings, constructed to ASTM B75 UNS C12200
with minimum copper content of 99.9 percent and NSF
Approved, are produced with groove and cup ends in
a variety of configurations. In addition to elbow, tee
and cap fittings the system includes concentric reducers,
reducing tees, flange adapters, the Gruvlok 6400 Rigid Coupling
and butterfly valves.
The Gruvlok 6400 Rigid Coupling is specifically designed to provide a rigid pipe connection to meet the specific
demands of copper tubing installation. It comes with a standard Grade “E” EPDM flush gap gasket (copper
Anvil has produced a 12-page brochure on its Gruvlok CTS Copper System.
About Anvil® International
Anvil® International is the world’s largest and most complete manufacturer of piping connections and support systems. For over 150 years, Anvil’s
products, services and representatives have earned a reputation for building dependable, lasting connections — pipe to pipe and people to
people. The company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania, California, Tennessee, Texas, Rhode Island and Ontario, Canada.
All Anvil manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001-2000 certified with the exception of Houston, TX, which is an API certified facility. Anvil is
a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. For more information please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603-422-8000, 110 Corporate
Drive, Suite 10, Portsmouth, NH 03802.
About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products for use in water
distribution networks and treatment facilities. Its broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, hydrants, ductile iron pipe and pipe
fittings, which are used by municipalities, as well as the residential and non- residential construction, oil and gas, HVAC and fire protection
industries. With annual net sales of approximately $1.9 billion, the Company is comprised of three operating segments: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe
and Anvil. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company employs approximately 6,500 people. Mueller Water Products Series B common stock and
Series A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols MWA.B and MWA, respectively.
For more information about Mueller Water Products, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.