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February 2019
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The PVF Outlook eNewsletter is brought to you each month in partnership between Supply House Times, its parent company BNP Media, the American Supply Association and its Industrial Piping Division, which is comprised of ASA members that operate significantly or predominantly in the industrial and mechanical pipe-valve-fitting segment of the industry. Please visit us at for daily news updates, latest product information and relevant articles.

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Commodities Market Watch
About the IPD Commodity Reports for readers of PVF Outlook
The American Supply Association and its Industrial Piping Division is the national organization serving wholesale distributors and their suppliers in the industrial and mechanical pipe, valves and fittings industry. As a powerful alliance of channel partners, we provide a forum for all trading partners to exchange critical information and address key issues.

In particular, ASA's IPD members constantly check the pulse of the materials and commodities they proudly supply to you. ASA's IPD members are knowledgeable industry leaders and those who volunteer their service on the IPD Executive Council compile and prepare the IPD Commodity Reports. The reports contain some of the most current and qualified market data and information available from the industry's leading manufacturers and distributors about emerging trends and other price-influencing actions and events.

This information is an example of how ASA's IPD manufacturer and distributor members are constantly looking ahead to ensure you have information and resources you need to be successful. Learn more at
Click each box for the latest trends and data on
commodities most relevant to the industrial PVF supply chain.
Carbon-steel pipe, fittings, flanges Stainless-steel pipe, fittings, flanges Copper tube and fittings
Plastics Valves Grooved Product
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PVF Latest News
Fittings trends
Industrial fittings trends
Fittings manufacturers note the topic of tariffs that have affected the industrial PVF supply chain remains front and center.

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Charlotte Pipe
Caught red-handed
Charlotte Pipe exposes Chinese company using its intellectual property.

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United Pipe & Steel and Merfish Pipe & Supply announce merger
New company creates the largest master standing piping products distributor in the United States.

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Master distributors focus on customers
Investments in forward-thinking programs and technologies at forefront for this important part of the PHCP-PVF supply chain.

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Distributor roundtable: Part 2
In the final installment from Arizona, panelists talk about e-commerce, the economy and the important role ASA continues to play in our industry.

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2018 growth
AD buying group member sales surpass $41 billion
2018 growth checks in at 11%; Board of directors named.

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Mike Miazga

Is your company excellent?
Bruce Merrifield

Amazon's war on 'CRaP'
PVF Marketplace

The QuickVic SD System joining technology is designed for use on carbon steel HVAC systems sized 2 inches and down. The Victaulic QuickVic SD System is the most economical and efficient pipe joining solution for small diameter commercial and industrial HVAC applications. The product line offers a significant total installed cost savings when compared to current pipe materials and installation methods used, including copper press or sweat and carbon steel press or thread.

Anvil's Made in the USA 74 SlideLOK coupling, part of its Gruvlok brand of couplings and fittings, comes with a patented pressure-responsive EDPM gasket that provides four separate sealing surfaces for added protection. It has a 250° F temperature rating and a maximum working pressure of 750 psi on roll or cut grooved carbon steel standard wall pipe. 74 SlideLOK couplings are ready for installation right out of the box and there's no need for the bolts and gasket to be removed. The SlideLOK coupling utilizes a tongue-and-groove design to eliminate gasket pinching, making it safe and simple. The predictive gap design allows for easy visual confirmation of correct assembly, and it is repair service friendly with Anvil's patented slide action feature.
Anvil International.

Matco-Norca introduces a new line of lead-free brass cold-expansion PEX fittings with 12 product categories, comprising more than 50 individual products. For use in hot and cold potable water-distribution systems, these products are compliant with the SWDA, NSF 61 and CSA B137.5, and have been manufactured and tested in accordance with ASTM F1960 and F877. Matco-Norca's brass PEX cold-expansion fittings have a maximum working pressure of 180° F at 100 psi. Product categories include: PEX drop-ear elbows, couplings, adapters, elbows, sweat X PEX elbows, PEX X IP elbows, male sweat PEX elbows, PEX X IP adapters, male sweat X F1960 PEX adapters, brass PEX plugs, PEX reducing tees and PEX tees.

Bonomi's new Series S250 in-line check valves feature a cold-formed 316 stainless steel body that gives users the highest Cv at the lowest cost. The metal-forming process allows an improved flow profile inside the valve body to minimize head loss. It also eliminates machining for reduced manufacturing cost. The S250 is electron-beam welded at the end cap-to-body connection, creating a unibody for leak-free service. The low-crakcing .50-PSI spring-loaded FKM (Viton) seat provides high flow capacity, minimal head loss and dependable bubble-tight protection against reverse flow.
Bonomi North America.

Need a custom threaded product? All America Threaded Products, Inc. offers custom products in a broad range of sizes, materials, finishes and threads. They have drawing, bending, welding, assembly and packaging capabilities. Let them work with you to design and build the right threaded products for your needs. Call 800-354-3330 or email
All America Threaded Products.

Jomar Valve's JP-100SSG is a lead-free press-connection ball valve with a stainless steel ball and stem in 1/2" to 2" sizes. The JP-100SSG features heat-treated dezincification-resistant brass, premium Hostalfon seats and packing, and corrosion-resistant geomet handles. This product is 100% made in Italy and includes the triple-steam seal lifetime warranty. The valve also is IAMPO NSF-372-certified lead free, NSF 61-8 and conforms to IAPMO PS 117.
Jomar Valve.

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