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HDPE and Beyond
By Tom Titus On April 20, 2022

HDPE and Beyond

Plastic is an integral part of our daily lives, from the products we use to how those products are made and transported to us....


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Tags: Pressure, Oil & Gas, Plastic Pipe

A Multitude of Factors Continue to Affect the Plastics Resin Market

Rising feedstock prices are the latest factor to impact the plastics resin market, according to a recent article by the Plastics...


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Tags: General News, HDPE resin

The Numerous Environmental Benefits of Microduct

Today’s world relies on digital solutions and reliable, gigabit-speed internet connections. The conduit systems that can support...


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Tags: MicroPath, Conduit, Power & Communications,

HDPE Conduit Standards and Certifications: Six Frequently Asked Questions

According to the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), multiple product standards have been published for specific types and...


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Tags: Conduit, HDPE resin, Plastic Pipe

HDPE Conduit Material: Five Frequently Asked Questions

HDPE conduit offerings are ample and abundant. From coloring to packaging, buyers have numerous choices and customization options...


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Tags: Conduit, HDPE resin

HDPE vs. Ductile Iron Pipe: Choose the Right Pipe for Water Infrastructure

As we’ve discussed before in our blog, U.S. infrastructure needs to be updated, particularly the network of pipes that bring...


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Tags: Water, Pressure

The HDPE Pipe Color Code Guide

“Know what’s below. Call before you dig!”


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Tags: Water, MicroPath, Conduit,

What Does the Infrastructure Bill Mean for the HDPE Market?

On November 15, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was signed into law. The bill is designed to upgrade the nation’s...


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Tags: Water, MicroPath, Conduit,

Biogas Capture and Transportation - HDPE Pipe Is Up to the Task

Clean energy from a landfill? No, it’s not a science experiment. With biogas, it’s reality. 


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Tags: Pressure

HDPE Pipe: The Superior Material for Fire Prevention

Fire sprinkler systems are highly effective at controlling fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). ...


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Tags: Water, Pressure, General News

Extreme Weather Events Continue to Affect PE Pipe Resin Supply and Production: Update

 

In June, we wrote about potential disruptions to the resin supply and long-range production of HDPE pipe. Extreme weather...


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Tags: General News, HDPE resin

HDPE Pipe ASTM Standards Guide: 16 Common Standards

ASTM International develops and publishes technical standards for several industries, including manufacturing, chemicals,...


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Tags: Water, Conduit, Pressure,

Industry certifications allow HDPE pipe manufacturers to compete in new markets

To enter new markets such as gas distribution and water distribution, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe manufacturers must...


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Tags: Water, Conduit, Power & Communications

High Density Polyethylene Pipe Supports Renewables Energy Growth

The country’s energy mix has changed dramatically over the last decade. Several forms of renewable energy now account for...


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Tags: Water, Conduit

Limited Supply and High Demand Keep HDPE Pricing High Through 2021

The HDPE pipe market is experiencing an extreme resin shortage. As of July 2021, HDPE pipe manufacturers have experienced pricing...


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Tags: General News, HDPE resin

United Poly Systems Packaging and Shipping Options

One of the advantages UPS brings to HDPE fabrication is the ability to ship the completed package in three different options:...


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Tags: Water, Conduit, Pressure,

Resin Supply Affects Long-Range Production of HDPE Pipe

Earlier this year, we reviewed how the cold-weather snap in February 2021 caused havoc to the resin supply necessary to...


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Tags: General News, HDPE resin

United Poly supplies UL conduit for West Coast highway infrastructure project

The busy highways and interchanges of Southern California present a unique set of challenges for laying communications and...


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Tags: Conduit, Power & Communications, General News

HDPE Pipe Installation Methods - An Overview of 6 Common Methods

HDPE Pipe Installation Methods


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Tags: General News

UPS Manufacturing Process: Shipping

At United Poly Systems we follow a rigid, multi-step manufacturing process to ensure our HDPE products meet our tight quality...


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Tags: General News

Versatile and Durable: HDPE Pipe's Many Uses and Applications

HDPE pipe is the ideal material for a variety of industrial, water, sewer, and energy applications. It’s both durable and...


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Tags: General News

UPS Manufacturing Process: Packaging

At United Poly Systems we follow a rigid, multi-step manufacturing process to ensure our HDPE products meet our tight quality...


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Tags: General News

Benefits of HDPE Over PVC and Other Alternatives

The modern world could not function without pipe. Pipes carry drinking water, house electrical and telecommunications wires and...


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Tags: Water, Conduit, Pressure,

Freezing Temperatures Impact HDPE Resin Supply and Prices

It has long been feared that a major hurricane making landfall at Galveston and traveling up the I-45 corridor to Houston would...


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HDPE’s History, Background and Supporting Organizations

High density polyethylene (HDPE) popularity and usage continues to increase. The relationship HDPE products have with our...


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Tags: General News

HDPE Pipe ideal for below-freezing temperature applications

High Density Polyethene (HDPE) piping is a versatile product suited for multiple applications in communications, oil and gas,...


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Tags: Water

Why use UPS? A Q&A with CEO Chris Reiter

United Poly Systems is a premium provider of high density polyethylene or HDPE pipe. Today we visit with Chris Reiter, our Chief...


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Tags: General News

HDPE Piping Benefits Water and Sewer Markets

HDPE piping is a flexible and versatile product well suited for the municipal market. According to PE Alliance, HDPE has only a...


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Tags: Water, Pressure

UPS and Irby Complete I-70 Broadband Project For Socen in Utah

South Central Communications, Utah, is an ILEC, Independent Local Exchange Carrier, that provides broadband services in rural...


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Tags: Conduit, Power & Communications

HDPE Piping Solutions to Update the Nation’s Infrastructure

There has been much discussion on the need to update, replace and repair the nation’s aging infrastructure. Bridge failures,...


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Tags: Water, MicroPath, Conduit

CARES Act Project Requires Rapid Response to Meet Tight Deadlines

Under CARES ACT stimulus funding for rural broadband, a large fiber optic telecommunications installation project was undertaken...


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Tags: Power & Communications

Increasing US broadband speed with Microducts, look toward South Korea

As microducts and microtrenching gain momentum in the US broadband market, South Korea’s progress provides a roadmap.


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Tags: MicroPath, Conduit

HDPE pipe terminology - everything you need to know

Are you new to the HDPE piping world? No problem. Take a few minutes between projects to review the below collection of common...


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Tags: MicroPath, Conduit, Oil & Gas,

Five useful piping websites for your reference

Here is a listing of five useful websites containing plastic pipe reference material that many professionals in the pipe industry...


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Using CARES Act funds for broadband implementation projects

One of the lesser known facets of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is how it...


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Tags: MicroPath, Conduit, Power & Communications

HDPE Pipe vs. PVC Pipe: Examining the Commonalities and Differences

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Polyvinyl Choride (PVC) pipes are popular choices for many types of industrial applications...


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Tags: Conduit, Oil & Gas

HDPE conduit – Unmatched benefits for power and communications

Since its creation almost 70 years ago, HDPE piping and conduit has become the preferred material for applications in the power...


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Tags: Conduit, Power & Communications

Benefits of HDPE Pipe in Oil & Gas and Mining Operations

With ease of transport and simple installation methods, lightweight and corrosion resistance HDPE pipe is becoming the product of...


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Tags: Conduit, Oil & Gas

Microducts: The economical and future-proof data enhancement solution

Recent improvements in fiber construction have made microducts an economical option to traditional cabling products and provide a...


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Tags: MicroPath