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RWC Launches New SharkBite Max™

SharkBite Max coupling with PEX and copper

RWC Launches SharkBite Max™— the Next Generation of Its Industry-Leading Push-to-Connect Fitting

SharkBite Max fittings build on the brand's trusted push-to-connect technology with key improvements for stronger, faster and better connections.

ATLANTA – March 27, 2023 – Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC), a leading manufacturer of premium plumbing products, launched its new SharkBite Max push-to-connect fittings — re-engineered to deliver the same reliability as its 1st generation fittings but with new product enhancements that provide more strength and an easier installation.

“RWC continues to drive innovation in the plumbing industry by creating products that make installations smoother, quicker and long-lasting,” said Will Kilpatrick, EVP and President of RWC Americas. “SharkBite Max fittings allow plumbers to complete their projects with the confidence of knowing that the fittings they’re using will provide their customers with a high-quality and reliable connection.”

SharkBite Max fittings offer plumbers several new benefits:

  • Stronger. The original brass body now has a reinforced stainless-steel collar for added strength, allowing the fitting to handle up to double the pressure rating compared to the SharkBite (1st Generation) fitting.
  • Easier to install. Plumbing projects often involve working in tight spaces, and the new design makes it even easier to make a connection. SharkBite Max fittings require half the insertion effort as the original fitting, allowing for seamless installations and quicker emergency repairs in wet lines.
  • Fast and versatile. Ideal for faster pipe transitions and repairs, SharkBite Max fittings are compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC, PE-RT and HDPE pipe. Plus, they no longer require a tube liner for PEX connections.

Building off the first generation SharkBite technology, the new patented SharkBite Max fittings will continue giving plumbers the peace of mind of knowing that they won’t receive callbacks, improving overall customer satisfaction and maintaining their strong reputation.

Explore SharkBite Max fittings further here.

About Reliance Worldwide Corporation RWC is a market leader and manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential and commercial applications. The RWC portfolio includes industry-leading brands: SharkBite™ push-to-connect plumbing solutions; HoldRite™ engineered plumbing and mechanical solutions; Cash Acme™ control valves; John Guest™ fittings and fluid dispense products and EZ-FLO™ and Eastman™ appliance connectors, supply lines, stop valves and gas connectors.