Plastics Pipe Institute broadens focus

Published: January 14, 2013 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Construction, Public Policy, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

IRVING, TEXAS (Jan. 14, 11 a.m. ET) — The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. has renamed its Fuel Gas Division to reflect the group’s expanded focus.

The unit, now the Energy Piping Systems Division, will continue its work in gas distribution while increasing its programs, technical report projects, application data collection and liaison efforts with government agencies and other industry groups to encompass more energy-related areas.

“This change was championed by our members to better serve the needs of the energy sector including gas distribution, oil & gas collection, biofuels, oil field water handling, gas transmission and enhanced oil recovery,” said Tony Radoszewski, executive director of PPI, in a news release.

PPI has long focused on polyethylene pipe used for all types of fuel gas. Now the group is seeing more composite pipe being developed to replace steel and cast iron in advanced energy applications.

“Several makers of composite pipe products have recently joined the PPI Energy Piping Systems Division including Flex Steel, Flex Pipe, and Fiberspar,” Radoszewski said.

In addition, PPI is working on a new website that will serve as a clearinghouse for the registration of all PE gas pipe and component manufacturers’ identification codes.

“This is a critical part of the tracking and traceability system, which provides a standardized approach to marking all gas distribution system components,” said PPI technical director Stephen Boros.


Comments

Plastics Pipe Institute broadens focus

Published: January 14, 2013 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Europe puts its 'Circular Economy' recycling effort on hold, for now

December 18, 2014 12:28 pm ET

The European Commission has withdrawn its Circular Economy initiative from its 2015 work program, and will instead replace it with “a new, more ...    More

Image

Study on ocean plastics turns up some surprises

December 12, 2014 11:53 am ET

WASHINGTON — An estimated 269,000 tons of plastic trash is churning around in the world’s oceans, most of it in pieces no bigger than a...    More

Image

Critics say conditions aren't improving in Chinese toy factories

December 11, 2014 6:02 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Working conditions in Chinese toy factories, most of them plastics related, are not improving, even under the watchful eye of non-...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events