AMPP, National Insulation Association Commit to Joint Standards Development

Members of the AMPP Global Center Board of Directors, AMPP Standards Development Committee, AMPP staff, and NIA gathered to endorse the organizations’ joint standards development agreement. Photo courtesy of AMPP.

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and the National Insulation Association (NIA) have formalized a partnership by signing a joint standards development agreement.

Alan Thomas, CEO of AMPP, and Michele Jones, executive vice president and CEO of NIA, signed the agreement at the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. With the pact, the organizations areaiming to establish a unified mechanical insulation standards program.

"On behalf of the AMPP community and its leaders, I am thrilled to express our gratitude as we initiate this collaborative journey with the National Insulation Association," says Kristin Leonard, chair of the AMPP Global Center. "This partnership marks a pivotal advancement in enhancing the standards and efficiency of the insulation industry.” 

The agreement is designed to facilitate joint standards development in areas related to mechanical insulation in the commercial and industrial markets. It encompasses thermal, acoustical, and personnel safety requirements in mechanical piping and equipment in hot and cold applications; heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications; refrigeration and other low-temperature piping and equipment applications; and metal building insulation.

"This partnership represents a significant milestone for NIA and the broader insulation industry," says NIA's Jones. "By aligning our efforts with AMPP, we're not just setting new standards but driving standardization and efficiency in insulation applications across various sectors. This collaboration is a step forward in our commitment to sustainability, decarbonization, safety, and enhancing the value insulation brings to the global market."

As part of its global outreach, AMPP engages with various organizations worldwide to elevate corrosion control standards. These collaborative efforts aim to benefit all countries and associated entities by fostering a unified approach to enhancing industry standards.

"As we look ahead, this partnership with NIA stands as a beacon of progress in our quest for excellence in standards and practices within the corrosion and insulation sectors," Leonard says. "Together, we are setting a new benchmark for quality and performance, ensuring that our industries not only meet but exceed the expectations of today and the demands of tomorrow. This is just the beginning of a transformative journey for our members and the communities we serve."

About NIA

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia–based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up-to-date on the latest industry trends and technologies.

About AMPP

AMPP is a global community of professionals focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. Established in 2021 following a merger between NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, the new association unites 145 years of corrosion control and protective coatings expertise and service to industry and members worldwide. 

Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization, serving more than 35,000 members in over 140 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, along with additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. 

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