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16.03.2017 Pipes XI - Sustainability on Conference Agenda

Sustainability of plastic pipe systems will be a key issue at the Pipes XI Conference and Exhibition to be held in South Africa on 4 – 5 September 2017 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. A preliminary programme released by event organizers, includes conference speakers from around the world. Presentations will focus on the low environmental impact of plastic pipe systems in addition to recent technical and business developments.
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01.02.2017 VinylPlus announces exciting expert speaker line-up for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017

VinylPlus has announced its programme with a host of prominent international speakers who will be exploring the key sustainability challenges for PVC at the fifth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum, taking place in Berlin, Germany on May 10th and 11th 2017.
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20.01.2017 South Africa and China - Plastic Pipe Conferences Announced

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has announced dates and venue for its two spin-off conferences and exhibitions in South Africa and China for this year. The first event in South Africa will be held on 4 -5 September 2017 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The second will be hosted in Hangzhou, China on 26-27 October 2017.
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01.12.2016 ‘Towards Circular Economy’ is the theme of VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017

Taking the theme of ‘Towards Circular Economy’, the fifth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum will examine the key sustainability challenges for PVC when representatives from the entire industry value chain meet in Berlin, Germany on May 10th and 11th 2017.
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30.11.2016 European Builders Confederation - Clean Energy Package: buildings essential for energy transition

Today the European Commission unveiled the long-awaited “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, an extensive set of legislative proposals revising key directives for the housing sector on energy efficiency and renewables. If the European Union is to continue as the frontrunner in climate change talks, this package will be fundamental.
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05.10.2016 Full House Expected at Plastic Pipe Conference in Las Vegas

PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.
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04.10.2016 TEPPFA Welcomes New National Association Member

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) is pleased to announce the recent membership approval of the Pipes Sector Group of Unionplast, making it the 15th national association member.
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30.08.2016 PEFCR for Hot and Cold Water Supply Pipes Open for Public Consultation

The Technical Secretariat for the “Hot and cold water supply pipes within the building” PEF pilot has published their draft Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules for public consultation ending on the 26th of September.
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23.08.2016 TEPPFA Adds Polymer Supplier VYNOVA to Membership Roster

One of Europe’s largest raw material suppliers to the plastic pipes sector VYNOVA has become the latest associate supplier member of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).
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16.08.2016 Berlin Conference – Final Program Announced

The final program for Plastic Pipes XVIII Conference and Exhibition has now been published on the event website. Organizers expect a record attendance of over 450 delegates and urge participants to register before 1 September to take advantage of accommodation deals. The event is being hosted at Berlin's InterContinental 12 -14 September 2016. A workshop for Non-Destructive Testing has also been included for the afternoon of Sunday, 11 September.
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01.08.2016 VinylPlus: championing PVC in European sports stadiums

Host of several football games in the recent UEFA Euro 2016 Championships, the impressive Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, France features on the front cover of a new brochure from VinylPlus celebrating the prominent role played by PVC in the construction of modern sports venues.
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07.07.2016 TEPPFA Membership Strengthens with Rollepaal

Now welcoming members from across the supply chain, The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) is pleased to announce that longstanding pipe extrusion specialist Rollepaal has become its first equipment-supplier supporting member.
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27.06.2016 EBC Annual Congress

Last Friday representatives from European construction SMEs gathered in Brussels at the EBC Annual Congress to discuss how to adapt Building Information Modelling (BIM) to construction SMEs’ needs. BIM appears as the ultimate innovative process in the sector. Its potential is huge as regards cutting cost of construction works, energy efficiency, reduction of construction and demolition waste, only to mention a few areas. But if this revolution is to take place, small and medium-sized construction companies, which make up 99.9% of the sector, have to take part in it.
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13.06.2016 Video recap of CEN-TC 155 Helsinki May 2016

The CEN/TC 155 plenary meeting took place on 18-19 May 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The meeting was organized by the Finnish Plastics Industries Federation, TEPPFA National Association member, in cooperation with Finnish Standards Association.
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13.06.2016 Construction Industry and Material Producers join forces for better standardisation

The representatives of three European construction sector associations today joined Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Amsterdam, to co-sign the Joint Initiative on Standardisation. This initiative sets out actions to modernise, prioritise and speed up the delivery of standards by the end of 2019, respecting the needs of their users. It kicks off a dialogue between all the stakeholders involved in standardisation: European and national standardisation organisations, industry, civil society, Member States and the Commission who gathered at the Europe Building to celebrate the agreement, in a ceremony organised by the Dutch Presidency.
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03.06.2016 Seminar: Towards a circular economy - role and perspectives of the PEF

Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association, will be representing TEPPFA at the “Towards a circular economy: role and perspectives of the Product Environmental Footprint” seminar, which will be held on the 10th of June 2016 at the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy. She will present strategies of environmental communication in the circulation of the Product Environmental Footprint.
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27.05.2016 Latest developments at Berlin Conference

Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XVIII Conference and Exhibition have published the complete Abstract Book of papers that will be delivered during the event at Berlin’s InterContinental Hotel on 12 – 14 September 2016. The publication reveals some interesting developments in the field of plastic pipe technology.
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13.05.2016 What would the world be without plastics?

Maarten Roef, CEO of Wavin, was nominated President of TEPPFA as of April 6, 2016. Who is this plastics enthusiast and what is his vision for TEPPFA and the plastic pipes and fittings industry?
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