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.
Values & Beliefs
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
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'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 Publications
section 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.