With administrative offices located in Dallas, Texas, The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastics piping industry. PPI members share a common interest in broadening awareness and creating opportunities that expand market share and extend the use of plastics pipe in all its many applications. As an association, PPI focuses collaborative efforts to accumulate data, concentrate facts and target resources toward advancements in applications and increases in widespread usage. PPI serves as a channel for information sharing, issues resolution, idea exploration and successful implementation guidance. The association is dedicated to advocacy and outreach efforts in support of these goals, and strives to expand the scope of overall education by broadcasting the many benefits and features of polyethylene pipe. The association is comprised of approximately 300 members and associates.
PPI serves as a channel for information sharing, issues resolution, idea exploration and successful implementation guidance. The association is dedicated to advocacy and outreach efforts in support of these goals, and strives to expand the scope of overall education by broadcasting the many benefits and features of polyethylene pipe. The association is comprised of approximately 300 members and associates.
PPI promotes contemporary use of plastics piping for water and gas distribution, sewer and wastewater, oil and gas production, industrial and mining uses, power and communications, duct and irrigation.
PPI vision and leadership resulted in the establishment of uniform testing and design criteria which became the foundation for all current applications of plastics piping. In addition, the methodology for the rating of long term material strength and the adoption of standard preferred numbers to state specific properties were early PPI achievements. PPI also engineered the first code of acceptance for plumbing, industrial, commercial and gas distribution.
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Values & Beliefs
As an association dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of polyethylene pipe, the mission of The Plastics Pipe Institute is to make plastics the material of choice for all piping applications. This is accomplished through:
- contributing to the development of standards
- educating designers, installers, users and government officials
- publishing up-to-date technical and general reports
- collecting and publishing industry statistics
- establishing forums for problem solving and new idea generation
- maintaining liaisons with industry, educational and government groups
- providing a technical focus for the plastics piping industry
- supplying associated web sites with up-to-date information
Plastic Pipe Today
When it comes to selecting pipe materials for today's markets, what matters most? According to those who specify, install and pay for it, the answer is: security and reliability.
Today, stakeholders have high standards for any potential pipe material. It must be secure and reliable. It must be rust-proof, break-resistant and corrosion-free. It must safeguard the environment and protect the taxpayer. It must have a track record that professional engineers and installers respect.
Today's polyethylene pipe is the secure, reliable choice wherever it's used.
Check out our Case Studies section to read about real situations where HDPE pipe is providing solutions. You can locate them under 'Literature' a section listed under PPI Links at the bottom left on our home page.
HDPE pipe is in use now, helping to replace crumbling infrastructure, conserving resources, eliminating loss and saving money.