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Builders’ Merchants News – Appointment of the new chairman of the Pipes group of the British Plastics Federation

Steve Richmond was previously Vice-President of BPF Pipes Group for three years.

Steve Richmond is the new chairman of the British Plastics Federation Pipes group, succeeding Richard Hill in January 2022.

Richmond is Marketing and Technical Manager at REHAU Building Solutions and had previously been Vice President of BPF Pipes Group for three years, helping Richard Hill of ACO Technologies to work on strategy and responses to significant recent challenges including Brexit, supply chain issues and the covid pandemic.

“I am delighted to have been appointed Chairman of the Pipes Group of the British Plastic Federation at such a pivotal time for multiple industries,” said Richmond. “The use of plastic piping systems has exploded over the past 50 years in all applications, and working as a leading voice in the industry by providing technical expertise and informing and influencing standards is more vital than ever.

BPF Pipes Group is the leading trade federation of the UK plastic pipe and fittings industry. He has been active in improving standards in the utilities, civil engineering, construction and building services sectors and aims to expand the use of manufactured plastic pipes and fittings, including in more applications. recent ones such as geothermal and aerothermal heat pumps, the distribution of gaseous hydrogen and district heating. .

Richmond is keen to promote the sustainable benchmarks of plastic-based piping systems, helping manufacturers and end users to improve their carbon footprint as they strive to achieve net zero by 2050.

He said: “I hope that as President and supported by our new Vice President, Rachel Smith of Aliaxis, we can help the Group play a key role in the development of high quality products and solutions. for future challenges.