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10-24-2019

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, has expanded its Asahitec™ PP-RCT piping system for commercial applications to include the Type-57AT butterfly valve and Type-21AT ball valve.

09-19-2019
Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technology, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Higgins to its business development team. Patrick joined Asahi/America on August 19, 2019 as business development manager for high purity products in the Central and Eastern regions of the US.
08-14-2019
Asahi/America, Inc. is pleased to offer a new welding parameter web application for its line of piping systems and welding equipment.
01-15-2019

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, introduces the Type-57AT butterfly valve for commercial applications. The Type-57AT meets the pressure and temperature guidelines in ASTM F2389 for up to 12” and integrates seamlessly into Asahi/America’s Asahitec™ PP-RCT piping systems for plumbing and HVAC applications.

01-02-2019
Introducing our newest Asahi/America District Manager for Northern California and Northern Nevada, Mr. Steve Cardwell. Steve has 18 years of experience in the distribution of Asahi/America’s products and technical sales.
10-08-2018

Thermoplastic valve and pipe manufacturer Asahi/America, Inc. announces the acquisition of Louisiana-based fabrication shop, Performance Plastics, Inc. The purchase will aid Asahi/America in expanding our existing fabrication capabilities and capacity, as well as broaden our products and services offering.

04-02-2018

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in corrosion resistant fluid flow solutions, has released a new version of its Thermoplastic Valves, Actuation and Controls catalog. The 232-page catalog contains comprehensive technical information and drawings of Asahi/America’s complete line of thermoplastic valves and actuators including the new Type-57P butterfly valve, new Series 17 electric actuator, and new Omni® Type-27 ball valve.

03-20-2018

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in corrosion resistant fluid flow solutions, introduces the Series 17 electric actuator. The compact and lightweight Series 17 features a reversing motor with multi-voltage capabilities, an internal heater, auxiliary switches, and two LED position indicators.

03-14-2018

Asahi/America announces a new distributor for commercial piping products, Winston Water Cooler, Ltd.

02-05-2018
Asahi/America, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Marsiglia to its business development team. Robert joined Asahi/America on February 1, 2018 as business development and national sales manager for commercial products.
12-12-2017
Asahi/America, Inc. introduces the latest innovation in automated infrared welding: the SP 110-S V3. The V3 combines proven repeatable and reliable IR welding technology with a more efficient design, numerous enhancements, and new features.
12-01-2017
Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, announces the next generation Type-57 butterfly valve: the Type-57P. The redesigned valve is available in an ANSI wafer-style connection and shares the same face-to-face dimensions as all like-size Asahi/America Type-57 butterfly valves.
10-23-2017
The International Association of Plastics Distribution announced Asahi/America, Inc. as a multiple award winner at their 61st annual convention and plastics expo in Chicago in October.
10-23-2017
Asahi/America, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Poniatowski to Piping Systems Manager.
07-28-2017

Asahi/America Inc. welcomes David Stiles as new high purity Business Development Manager in the western region.

06-28-2017
Asahi/America, Inc., recently announced that Alex Gambino will be transitioning from the company’s engineering department to its business development team. Effective July 1, 2017, Alex will assume the role of business development manager for Asahi/America’s industrial piping lines in the western region and Mexico.
03-20-2017

Asahi/America introduces the Omni® Type-27 ball valve.

01-12-2017

Rod Van has been promoted to the position of Industrial Business Development Manager for the eastern and central region by Asahi/America.

11-09-2016
Asahi/America, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Ken Moody to its business development team. Ken joined Asahi/America on October 31, 2016 as business development manager for commercial piping in the western region.
09-12-2016
Asahi/America, Inc. introduces Asahitec™ PP-RCT piping systems for plumbing and HVAC applications. Asahitec™ PP-RCT is the latest advancement in polypropylene polymers, and has a wide range of benefits including greater pressure capabilities at higher temperatures than conventional PP materials.
07-19-2016
Asahi/America, Inc., introduces the Pro-Vent® duct system. Pro-Vent® is specifically designed for ventilation and exhaust systems that transport corrosive fumes.
06-14-2016
Anthony Hernandez joins Asahi/America's sales team as District Sales Manager of eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York City, Long Island, NY, Washington, DC and New Jersey.
05-04-2016
Asahi/America has promoted Michael J. Hansen to Vice President of Western Region and International Operations.
02-17-2016
Asahi/America, Inc. has expanded its Chem Proline® Advanced PE piping system to include Frank Series V86 back pressure regulators.
01-26-2016
Asahi/America introduces forward pressure regulator for ultrapure water.
09-15-2015
Asahi/America introduces speed handle™ kits for butterfly valves.
08-17-2015
Asahi/America announced the promotion of Joe Pye to District Sales Manager of Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas.
08-11-2015
Asahi/America introduces forward pressure regulator for ultrapure water.
07-31-2015
Asahi/America introduces 1+ connection fittings by EM-Technik.
02-18-2015
Introducing Alison Corcoran, Asahi/America's new Accounts Receivable Coordinator.
01-01-2015

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in fluid flow technology, recently announced the promotion of Daniel S. Anderson to the office of president and CEO. The announcement was made to Asahi/America employees December 11, 2014 by former President and CEO, Hidetoshi Hashimoto, who will remain with the Massachusetts-based company as chairman of the board of directors. Anderson assumed his new position January 1, 2015.

01-05-2015

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technology, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. George Tenhagen as a District Sales Manager for Alabama, Georgia and Florida. George joined Asahi/America on January, 5 2015. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Asahi/America team.

12-01-2014

Asahi/America, Inc. reintroduces the Poly-Flo® co-extruded double containment piping system. Available in black PE and euro grey PP-R, Poly-Flo® is ideal for installations with space constraints and systems where thermal expansion and contraction are present.

09-23-2014

Asahi/America, Inc., has expanded its product offering to include a 3" PVC wafer check valve. Wafer check valves are installed on the discharge side of pumps in applications such as aquariums, water attractions, water treatment and municipalities to prevent back-flow flooding that could seriously damage pump systems.

07-28-2014
Robert Cosgrove joins Asahi/America as District Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
07-25-2014
Asahi/America Inc. announces three ABS product approvals.
07-17-2014

Asahi/America, Inc. announces the Series 92 electric actuators have received UL1203 certification for use in Cl1, DIV1 hazardous locations.

07-01-2014

Proline® Pro150, Pro45 and Provent® industrial piping systems and PP-Pure® high purity piping system are now NSF 61-G certified.

03-10-2014

Asahi/America Inc., the leading manufacturer of corrosion resistant thermoplastic fluid flow solutions, will move its corporate headquarters to Lawrence, MA in October 2014. The 200,000 square foot facility will house all of Asahi/America's current operations and provide room for the company's aggressive development plans.

01-06-2014

Asahi/America announce our newest Asahi/America District Sales Manager, Mr. Mark Monroe. Mark will be responsible for Texas (except Houston), Oklahoma and Arkansas.

09-23-2013

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, announces the promotion of Mr. Mike Hansen to Western Regional Sales Manager. Mike will oversee Asahi/America's team of Sales Representatives west of the Mississippi River. In addition, he will continue to serve as District Sales Manager for distributors in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Mike will work in assisting Asahi/America District Sales Managers and their distributors in sales and specification efforts for Asahi/America's full family of thermoplastic fluid flow products.

07-24-2013

Asahi/America, the leader in high purity piping systems, introduces Purflon®, PFA high purity piping system. Purflon® is a complete piping system constructed from ultra high purity PFA resin (SEMI tested). Purflon® offers high chemical and temperature resistance making it ideal for aggressive applications. Complimented by Asahi/America’s SP Series cutting-edge IR and beadless welding equipment,. In addition to pipe and fittings, a wide range of Dymatrix™ PFA valves are available to complete the system.

07-18-2013

Asahi/America, Inc. has released a new free app for use with the iPhone®, iPad® and Android. The new app is a part number search tool that allows the user to locate part numbers and list prices for any of Asahi/America's 20,000 items on their mobile device at the click of a button.

01-01-2013

Asahi/America Inc.'s Chem Proline® and Chem Prolok® have been certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI standard 61-G.

10-31-2012

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, has expanded its offering of PVC wafer check valves to include sizes 4", 6", and 8". Wafer check valves are installed on the discharge side of pumps in applications such as aquariums, water attractions, water treatment and municipalities to prevent back-flow flooding that could seriously damage pump systems.

10-19-2012

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in fluid flow solutions, introduces the Quarter Master (QM) Remote Cycle™. A complete QM Remote Cycle™ unit consists of an Asahi/America Series 94 electric actuator with self-powered battery and open/close timer mounted to a ball or butterfly valve for use in remote areas where power sources are limited or unavailable.

05-15-2012

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in fluid flow solutions for corrosive environments, introduces the Series 10 electric actuator. The Series 10's rugged construction, proven design and customizable options make it the perfect work-horse for corrosive industrial applications. The Series 10's enclosure is a die-cast aluminum alloy with a thermally-bonded powder-coat. This combination NEMA Type 4X & 6 enclosure is bolted together in two sections by four M10 socket-head cap screws and fitted with an O-ring between the two halves, allowing the Series 10 to weather harsh environments. The Series 10 conforms to AWWA C542.

11-01-2011

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic technology, introduces Chem Proline®, a new crack-resistant polyethylene piping system designed for the harshest liquid chemical applications. Chem Proline® pipe and fittings possess the greatest resistance to "slow crack growth." Chem Proline® is a lower cost alternative to metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic pipe and lined steel pipe.

09-01-2011

Asahi/America introduces the Type-57LIS ISO-5752 short pattern butterfly valve.

07-28-2011

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic valve technology, has recently expanded their line of valves to include the Type-57IL Isolator Lug butterfly valve. The Type-57IL Isolator Lug features a unique lug design where the 316 stainless steel lugs are inserted into the valve body during the injection molding process permanently combining the lugs and valve body into one unit.

03-23-2011

New innovative PE100 ball valve is a corrosion-resistant solution to metal.

02-02-2011

Asahi/America Inc. expands regulating products offerings. Now stocking PolyPure PPn Frank Regulators.