Market Development Opportunities for Recycled Content in Plastic Piping
Dr. Bryan Hauger, President, Bryan Hauger Consulting, Inc.
Recycled content plays an important and growing role in HDPE corrugated pipe markets. The history of technical advances and standards development for corrugated HDPE pipe provides an important template for plastic piping market development.
Bryan Hauger holds a B. S. in chemistry from Hope College and a Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Indiana University. Bryan now operates a plastics consulting firm from Boulder, Colorado after a long career with Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical companies. He is an expert in plastic piping, materials and systems. Dr. Hauger is the author of a chapter in the Handbook of Industrial Polyethylene and Technology, two ASTM standards and has received four Awards from ASTM Plastic Piping Committee F17. He is currently serving a three-year appointment to the ASTM Committee on Standards. He has participated in several industry associations including American Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Water Works Association, and the Plastics Pipe Institute. He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences and is currently the ANTEC - Technical Program Chair for the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Special Interest Group.