On July 27, 2017, we sent an email titled “News from FlowGuard Gold” which included an article called “Plastic Pipe Institute Issues Advisory on use of PEX in Chlorinated Water.” Due to an administrative error, this Lubrizol article mistakenly displayed the logo of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI).
The article referenced PPI Technical Note 53, which is posted on www.FlowGuardGold.com and linked in the 7/27 email, but also contained additional content and additional commentary by Lubrizol. PPI did not review or endorse this additional commentary and its logo should not have been displayed on a Lubrizol communication.
PPI, however, stands behind the content of PPI TN-53, and they recommend that the technical note be read in its entirety here.
The Plastics Pipe Institute has also communicated to us that they do not consider Technical Note 53 an “advisory” and that they consider it a “guide.”
Lubrizol and the FlowGuard Gold team have always taken seriously our long-standing role in the industry as an advocate for the well-being, safety, growth and prosperity our partners, including builders, engineers, plumbers and other building industry professionals. On these grounds we continue to stand behind the content of the article and our position that the guidance provided in PPI TN-53 also meets the definition of an advisory.
You can read the full article here: http://www.flowguardgold.com/plastic-pipe-institute-issues-advisory-on-use-of-pex-in-chlorinated-water/