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Hexatronic Enters US Market through Leading HDPE Conduit Manufacturer

Hexatronic Group, of Sweden, a leading manufacturer of solutions for the telecom industry in fiber infrastructure agreed to purchase Blue Diamond Industries, of Lexington, Kentucky a leading US manufacturer of HDPE conduit...Read More

3N1 is a Complete Package of Casing and Innerduct for Boring Applications

On November 14th, the US Patent office awarded Blue Diamond with Patent No. 9,819,160 on the “Continuous Conduit with Pre-Installed Innerducts”, a “Boreable” HDPE continuous conduit with 3 or 4 innerducts pre-installed...Read More

It's trade show season! Come visit Blue Diamond at booth #3021 at the ICUEE - The Demo Expo held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. October 3-5. Read More

PPI has issued Statement Z on the additive Calcium Carbonate CaC03 in HDPE conduit. CaCO3 is a mineral added to the virgin resin as a filler-typically used to lower the cost of plastic products. 

The statement cautions the use of CaCO3 as it could adversely affect the long term properties of...Read More

PPI has just updated Techincal Note TN-50  

The technical note was revised to include the most current specifications specifically developed for HDPE conduit in telecom and power applications.  The conclusion is a flow chart helping the specifier choose the correct specification for the...Read More

Its Trade Show Season!

Come visit Blue Diamonda at the following shows and booths!

ISE Expo 2017
Booth #1026
September 12-14, 2017
Orlando, FL

ICUEE
Booth #3021
October 3-5, 2017
Louisville, KY 

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
Booth #950
October 17-20, 2017
Denver, CO


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PPI (Plastic Pipe Institute) recently published a position paper on the Broadband Conduit Act of 2017.  This pending legislation essentially requires state DOT’s to install conduit under hard surface-concrete/asphalt on new construction projects for future placement of fiber cable to increase...Read More

George Zagorski recently “retired” as Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of PPI.  George served on the board for six years, as Vice-Chairman, Chairman and Past Chairman.  Pictured are the current “Past Chairman,” Pat Collings of Lane Enterprises, and President of PPI, Tony Radoszewski.  PPI...Read More

Come take a virtual tour of our new plant in Middlesboro and see what we've been up to!

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A major revision to ASTM F2160 has been completed and the new specification will appear in the "2017 ASTM Book of Specifications Volume 8.04-Plastic Piping Systems."  The specification was originally published in 2001, and the last review was in 2010.

The revisions include:
  • Consolidation...
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