The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry and is dedicated to promoting plastics as the material of choice for pipe applications. Plastic pipe systems are a sustainable and environmentally responsible choice that will serve generations to come. They are energy efficient during manufacturing and provide peak protection from contamination during service. Strong, durable, light-weight and flexible, these piping systems require significantly less energy to fabricate, transport and install than metal or concrete alternatives. With superior resistance to corrosion and abrasion, plastic piping systems also supply long service life, excellent joint performance and offer leak free protection-all adding up to exceptional value.
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 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.
PPI is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of use of plastics in pipe infrastructure systems because they are smart, economical and sustainable solutions. The mission of The Plastics Pipe Institute is to advance the acceptance and use of plastic pipe systems through research, education, technical expertise and advocacy. 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
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's different kinds of plastic pipe are cost-effective, long-term, secure and reliable choices.
Check out PPI's Case Studies section to read about real situations where HDPE pipe is providing solutions. You can locate them in the PPI Publicationssection by clicking on the blue menu button option on the left side of most site pages, and on PPI's homepage.
Plastic pipes are in use now! And they are helping to replace crumbling infrastructure, conserving resources, eliminating loss and saving money. Plastics are the smart sustainable solution for now, and for generations to come.
Mission: To promote plastics as the material of choice for pipe applications.
Objective: To provide a forum for member companies to work cooperatively toward broadening the market where plastic pipe systems can be used.
Products: Pipe, components and pipe systems that serve virtually every underground utility and application where pipe is used. Examples of spheres of influence include Fuel Gas, Oil Patch, Nuclear Energy, Municipal Water and Industrial Systems, Sewer, Stormwater Management, Drainage Telecommunications, Conduit and Building and Construction Systems for Hot and Cold Water and Radiant Heating.