Advanced Drainage Systems Unveils New 12” Nyloplast® Universal Inline Drain Designed for Easy Installation, Flexibility and Long-Term Reliable Performance

HILLIARD, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) (NYSE: WMS), a leading provider of innovative water management solutions, today released the Nyloplast 12-inch universal inline drain solution designed for contractors seeking a durable and water-tight pipe fitting for stormwater inlets. Common applications include commercial settings, academic institutions, sports and turf fields, big box retail and grocery, multi-family and mixed-use development projects, warehouses, and large manufacturing plants.

The product, which easily connects to round, dome and square grates of various designs, comes standard with a six-inch hole designed to match the grate inlet capacity and allowing the end user to install without any additional effort. Need a larger opening and bigger grate, no big deal with the universal inline which can be easily adjusted on site and connects with all commonly used types of plastic pipes up to 12-inch diameter. Brian King, executive vice president of product management, marketing and sustainability, Advanced Drainage Systems, noted that the drain fitting shouldn’t be complicated to install and maintain.

“It became quickly apparent in our discussions with contractors and engineers that a gap existed for a universal inline drain product that was readily available, easy to install and reliable beyond a handful of years,” said King. “We are pleased to meet the market need with a Nyloplast solution delivering an easy, clean and speedy installation experience that can accelerate a project timeline and preclude additional cost associated with delays and repairs.”

The lightweight product uses high-quality injection molded consistency to enhance performance and lifecycle compared to alternatives. It has 100-year service life, maintains an H20 load rating, provides a water-tight connection, and features a sloped bottom to promote positive drainage flow. Installation does not require use of grout and long curing times. An oscillating saw is recommended for coring of the 6-inch hole to either eight or 10 inches when connecting to larger inlet grates. This product is easy to stock because of its versatility and they are readily available for purchase at local distributors throughout the United States.

King added, “This inline drain provides distributors with a universal solution that brings their customers project flexibility and reliable performance for stormwater management. The product’s versatility reduces SKUs while advancing distributors’ value to contractors seeking a quality and quick, hassle-free inlet connection for same day pick up.”

Advanced Drainage Systems provides various levels of training and continuous education opportunities for engineers specifying and contactors using the Nyloplast universal inline drain and other ADS stormwater solutions. Local product specialists will be on-site as necessary to ensure your project runs smoothly. To learn more about the Nyloplast universal inline drain, visit

About the Company

Advanced Drainage Systems is a leading provider of innovative water management solutions in the stormwater and on-site septic wastewater industries, providing superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and agriculture marketplace. For over 50 years, the Company has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Its innovative products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, infrastructure and agriculture applications. The Company has established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging its national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale and manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, the Company operates a global network of 63 manufacturing plants and 32 distribution centers. To learn more about the ADS, please visit the Company’s website at


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