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PPI Group April 2019 E-Newsletter

Posted on: April 30th, 2019 by Petra

PPI Group’s April 2019 e-newsletter.
What to do next on the road to “lead-free” plumbing?

What to do next on the road to “lead-free” plumbing?

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019 by Petra

PPI Group’s Management Committee has agreed on reviewing the “Lead in Drinking Water Position Paper” in particular being addressed:

  • the transition requirements and dealing with products already in the market place
  • a detailed explanation of what is meant by “wetted surface area” as required in the US
  • how this may affect different products available in the Australian market
  • Point of Sale requirements

All feedback will be collated and inserted into the document. This timing will enable the PPI Group to develop a comprehensive submission when the terms of reference for the Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and calls for submissions are made.

LEAD IS A PAIN IN THE BRASS – See article in the Plumbing Connection by Justin Felix – 19 March 2019.

Upcoming General Meeting and Industry Forum 26 May 2019 in Shanghai

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019 by Petra

The PPI Group General Meeting and Industry Forum will be held on 26 May 2019 at Neoperl’s new Shanghai offices. It will start with the PPI Group meeting in the morning from 10am to 12noon, followed by a lunch. The Industry Forum will commence at 1pm.

The following quest speakers will present at the forum:

  • Overview of the PPI Group and the Australian plumbing sector presented by Stuart Henry, Executive Director PPI Group.
  • Standards Australia presentation on Australian Standards and standards development requirements for the Australian market, presented by Daniel Chidgey, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Standards Australia
  • Australian Building Codes Board, power point presentation on WaterMark Certification Scheme requirements for plumbing products in Australia plus Plumbing Code of Australia, presented by Stuart Henry
  • Dr Carol Grossman, from WELS, Department of Agriculture and Water, Australian Government will address WELS requirements for plumbing products to be sold and marketed in Australia
  • IAPMO & SAI Global will detail the process and testing requirements to gain WaterMark Certification for Plumbing Products in the Australian market
  • Neoperl to provide presentations on new innovative products for the plumbing industry

As hosts, Neoperl will be inviting Chinese manufacturers to attend.

There will be dinner arranged afterwards, with excellent network opportunities, being held at the DongHu Hotel near the Neoperl offices.

For more information contact Mr Stuart Henry.

PPI Group’s February 2019 E-Newsletter

Posted on: February 27th, 2019 by Petra

PPI Group’s February 2019 e-newsletter.
PPI Group meets the Hon Steve Irons MP, and attended a meeting with Building Minister’s Forum.

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