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China's pipe makers adopt voluntary code in face of safety worries


April 3, 2014 2:32 pm ET

China's plastics pipe trade association wants the industry to clean up its act and stop using recycled materials and the neurotoxin lead to manufacture drinking water pipe.

Watts settles lawsuit over plastic connector


April 3, 2014 11:25 am ET

Plumbing specialties major Watts Regulator Co. has settled a class action suit alleging design flaws in a plastic nut that connects a flexible hose from a home's water supply to a toilet.

Brief filed in latest JM Eagle legal case


March 31, 2014 11:54 am ET

Phillips & Cohen LLP, the law firm accused of defamation and trade libel by JM Eagle, has hired an outside legal team, which has filed a motion in a California state court seeking to strike the PVC pipe maker's lawsuit.

Toilet seat maker seeks buyer


March 10, 2014 8:54 pm ET

Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. is planning to unload its toilet seat business after more than 120 years.

Plastic pipe becoming more popular in Europe


January 28, 2014 10:45 am ET

Consulting group Ceresana Research said plastics pipe is becoming more popular, in comparison with other materials such as aluminum, concrete, cast iron, copper and steel, thanks to their low weight, resistance to corrosive effects and chemicals and ease in handling and installation.

Centennial's CenFuse PE pipe earns special NSF certification


August 29, 2013 12:59 pm ET

Centennial Plastics Inc. is the first company to earn certification that its CenFuse geothermal pipes meet minimum performance and safety standards set for polyethylene pipe and fittings for water-based ground-source heat-pump systems.

Mueller Plastics shuts down recently reopened Michigan plant


August 14, 2013 5:19 pm ET

Less than a year after announcing plans to invest $26.1 million in a Portage, Mich., plant and getting approved for a city tax break and state grant, manufacturing activities have come to a surprising halt at Mueller Plastics Corp.

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