GLEN ELLYN, IL — The Plastics Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) has released newly revised and updated versions of its specification sheets covering: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS); Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Drainage; Waste and Vent Systems; Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC); Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Hot and Cold Water Distribution Systems; Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Water Systems; and Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Water Service.

The publications are designed to meet the needs of specifiers and engineers with concise information on each product, including basic use, composition and materials, grades, and limitations. Technical data, including applicable standards, expansion and contraction, and installation essentials are also included. The sheets also feature additional data tables and technical drawings, as appropriate.

The next semiannual meeting for PPFA is scheduled for Oct. 15-17, 2000, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL. To obtain copies of PPFA educational materials or to learn more about the association and its upcoming meeting, visit its website,, or contact the PPFA at 800 Roosevelt Rd., Building C, Suite 20, Glen Ellyn, IL; 630-858-6540; 630-790-3095 (fax).