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Springfield Plastics receives certification for 100 percent resin drainage pipe


May 15, 2017
By Drainage Contractor

Springfield Plastics, Inc. (SPI) has received certification verifying the company’s use of only 100 percent virgin resin in the manufacturing of its drainage pipe. This is SPI’s 17th consecutive year receiving the certification. SPI remains the only U.S. company to receive certification for use of 100 percent virgin resin in drainage pipe. 

Standard setting organizations, such as ASTM and USDA-NRCS, have required the use of virgin resin materials for many years. However, many drainage pipe companies continue to use recycled materials in their products to reduce their costs. Regulators have always been concerned with the wide variability of the physical properties in recycled materials and how they affect the long-term performance of drainage pipe. The inconsistency in the materials can impact strength and lead to stress cracking, uneven wall distributions, and poor deflection. The farmer/landowner could be looking at system failure if any of these product breakdowns occur.

For more information, visit spipipe.com.

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