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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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Blue Diamond held an open house for its employees, vendors and contractors on November 30th in celebration of completing the move to the new production facilities.  In February of 2015, the previous manufacturing plant was damaged in a series of winter storms.  The combination of snow and...Read More

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Conduit Division (which Blue Diamond is an active member), has worked with UL (Underwriters Laboratory) to revise the standard for HDPE conduit. 

UL 651A dated June 24, 2016 is the new standard date.  The significant changes are revised values for conduit...Read More