MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Membership is comprised of manufacturers of plastics pipe, fittings and valves; plastic materials for piping; metallic fittings for plastics piping, and equipment and machinery that is used for fabricating, joining or installing plastics piping.

Eligibility - Voting members must manufacture products which become part of plastics piping systems; machinery or equipment used in fabrication or installation of plastics pipe, or fittings in a plastics pipe system. Professional and individual memberships are available for consultants, test labs and retired individuals.

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THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership in The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) provides opportunities for you and your company to take leadership roles. Network with industry associates; engage in discussions regarding critical industry issues; implement changes; influence the responsible development of standards, codes and technical documents; and help educate end users, specifiers and legislators. Participate in advocacy efforts that focus on the use of plastics as the materials of choice for pipe applications. Leverage PPI’s logo, brand and marketing reach to promote your company, enhancing creditability and authoritativeness. Seve in shaping “The Voice of an Industry”.

THE PLASTICS PIPE INSTITUTE, INC. (PPI)

WHO WE ARE

PPI is a North American manufacturing-based trade association dedicated to creating awareness about the superior performance, economical returns and environmental advantages of plastic pipe systems.

OUR OBJECTIVE

To promote a forum for our member companies to work cooperatively toward broadening the market for plastic pipe and related products.

OUR MISSION

To advance the acceptance and use of plastic pipe systems through research, education, technical expertise and advocacy.

OUR MEMBERS

PPI members include pip, conduit, valve and fittings producers, resin, additives and colorant manufacturers, equipment and machinery suppliers, distributors, laboratories and other professionals who have a vested stake in the success of plastics for uses in pipe infrastructure.

SUSTAINABILITY STATEMENT

Plastic pipe systems are environmentally-conscious, unmatched at conserving natural resources, strong, durable, flexible, and require significantly less energy to manufacture, transport and install. Superior corrosion and abrasion resistance, incomparable joint performance and exceptional service life make plastic pipes smarter infrastructure solutions.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

THE ULTIMATE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Membership allows you to participate in PPI forums, meetings and project task groups; and enables access to all other member colleagues. Find out about best practices, market opportunities, standards and code developments, ongoing research and many other areas critical to your company’s success.

INPUT INTO INDUSTRY POSITIONS

PPI is recognized as “The Voice of an Industry” by North American and International pipe infrastructure organizations, legislative entities and regulatory agencies. PPI”s engineering staff provides a key link for members to stay appraised of activities at industry institutions who set standards for manufacturing practices and installation methods globally.

EDUCATIONAL & PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Through its webinars tradeshow participation, presentations and videos, PPI is continually education and promoting the benefits of plastic pipe to audiences that include design engineers, specifiers, purchasing authorities, installers, and key decision makers for selection of pipe and conduit systems.

LEVERAGE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WITH THE PPI LOGO

Formed in 1950, PPI is recognized around the world as the technical expert resource on plastic pipe systems. The use of the PPI Member Company logo provides your company elevated credibility.

PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY WITH A LINK FROM PPI’S WEBSITE

PPI provides links to all members’ websites through the PPI website in numerous places. The site attracts significant volumes of visitors monthly wo are searching for information on your products, and for manufacturers and suppliers.

THE PREMIER PLATFORM FOR TECHNICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA

PPI established uniform testing and design criteria which became the foundation for plastic pipe systems. PPI publishes a wide array of data and tools for use in the development and design of plastic pipe systems including technical documents, calculator tools, design and installation guides and software, plus many other resources Information is fully vetted by all member companies with voting and input rights.

SPHERES OF INFLUENCE

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DIVISION (BCD)

BCD provides pressure piping solutions for building and construction applications (withing the building premises) such as hot and cold-water plumbing distribution, water service radiant heating and cooling, snow and ice melting, geothermal, and fire protection. BCD works with leading associations and industry organizations like ASTM, ASME, ASPE, AWWA, ASHRAE, CIPH, IAPMO, ICC, IGSHPAM NSF, RPA, and CSA Group.
MISSION:
To promote the expanded acceptance and use of higher reliability plastic pressure pipe and tubing system in building and construction environments by providing research, education, and code/standard development with a focus on delivering sustainable and safe plastic system solutions that enrich people’s lives.

POWER & COMMUNICATION DIVISION (PCD)

PCD concentrates on high density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit solutions for the power and communications industries for applications that include buried conduit, horizontal directional drilling installations and aerial uses. PCD works with leading associations and industry organizations like AASHTO, ASTM, NEMA, UL and CSA Group.
MISSION: To expand knowledge of the uses and benefits of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit for power and communications applications.

DRAINAGE DIVISION

The Drainage Division focuses primarily on gravity flow drainage applications, using single-wall or smooth interior profiles. The division engages agricultural, municipal sanitary, highway, mining, and construction industries, providing solutions for storm water, sanitary, and subsurface drainage. The division actively works with research institutions and organizations like AASHTO, ASTM, FHWA, ASCE, TRB, ADMC, NCHRP, DOT, AND CSA Group.
MISSION: To champion the advancement of corrugated polyolefin pipe in storm water management, sewer and drainage application by serving as the premier education and technical information resource.

ENERGY PIPING SYSTEMS DIVISION (EPSD)

EPSD serves the needs of the oil & gas gathering industry, and natural gas distribution systems where plastic piping delivers the majority of all natural gas in North America and represent 95% of newly installed pipes. The division collaborates with associations and industry organizations like AGA, ASTM, API, GPTC, GPA and CSA Group.
MISSION:To promote the acceptance and responsible use of plastic pressure pipe and systems in energy markets including gas distribution and oil and gas gathering by providing re-search, education, and code/standard development with a focus on delivering safe and sustainable plastic system solutions.

MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL DIVISION (MID)

MID engages in potable and reclaimed water systems, sanitay sewer systems, municipal, private and rural water utilities and various industrial pip applications. The division works closely with numerous industry associations like AWWA, ASTM, ASME, ASCE, NASTT, NSF, FM, NRWA, and CSA Group.
MISSION: To educate and promote to engineers, utilities, contractors and the public use of high-performance high density polyethylene (HDPE) as the material of choice for water pipe systems due to its longevity, durability, corrosion resistance, fatigue endurance, leak prevention and low life-cycle cost.

HYDROSTATIC STRESS BOARD (HSB)

Since the 1950’s, the PPI SHB continues to contribute to the confidence level of plastics for use in virtually all types of pipe infrastructure. PPI HSB focuses on addressing critical industry issues where solutions enhance thermoplastic pipe systems.
WHO IS HSB: A 25-member voluntary board comprised of individuals recognized in the thermoplastic pipe industry for their expertise about the various materials, pipe solutions, ingredients, and additives.

PPI – THE VOICE OF AN INDUSTRY

For nearly 70 years, PPI has provided responsible, credible leadership for the plastics pipe industry. Be a part of this premier technical and engineering organization – the major trade association and advocate for plastic pipe systems. Get involved and make a difference in your industry!

  • Lead a Task Group. Join in open forum discussion that can impact your business.
  • Share knowledge and ideas with industry experts who can help you manage technical, engineering and marketing challenges.
  • Leverage the technical and engineering expertise of the association.
  • Participate in governmental affairs efforts to create market opportunities.
  • Put PPI marketing tools, calculators, and other resources to work for you. Attend PPI webinars, and support education outreach efforts.
  • Create market opportunities and promote common goals.
  • Grow your business.

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