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TEPPFA Launches New Website and New Visual Identity

Fresh, responsive and dynamic design demonstrates the assets of plastic pipes   Ever since its foundation in 1991, TEPPFA has built up a wealth of informati...

Posted on 26th November 2019

TEPPFA Newsletter September 2019

TOP NEWS : Using plastic pipes for heat...

Posted on 30th September 2019

Using plastic pipes for heating and cooling brings energy efficiency gains

Surface heating and cooling using plastic pipes is being highlighted at the moment as it is helping facilitate a greater uptake of renewable heat sources and i...

Posted on 30th September 2019

TEPPFA joins EU wide initiative to improve the sustainable use of plastics

The Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration is a clear commitment to increase uptake of recycled content in new plastic products. On 20 Septem...

Posted on 20th September 2019

CEN publishes first EN standard for PVC-O pressure pipes

The first European EN standard for oriented unplasticised poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-O) pipes came out on 17 April 2019, after an extensive four-year development process, initiat...

Posted on 2nd July 2019

In touch with the Dutch

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has highlighted the promotional and networking opportunities of its next conference and exhibition, PLASTIC PIPES XX...

Posted on 3rd September 2019

TEPPFA Newsletter July 2019

Top News: CEN Publishes First EN Standard For PVC-O Pre...

Posted on 26th July 2019

China plastic pipe industry – conference signals further growth

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announces that papers delivered at the 6th China International Plastic Pipe Conference will point towards further growth in what ...

Posted on 22nd July 2019

Plastic pipes combine flexibility and strength

What does an Olympic gymnast have in common with a plastic sewer pipe? At first glance, not much – but we’re talking about performance, not appearances. Both prove t...

Posted on 18th July 2019

Tests confirm 100Year+ expected lifetime for PVC and PE Pipes

Practical experiences gathered and technical assessments carried out support that unplasticised (PVC-U), high impact polyvinyl chloride (PVC-Hi) and polyethylene (PE) buried pip...

Posted on 12th July 2019

CEN publishes 3 new EN standards for PP and PVC-U stormwater boxes

New EN standard for Stormwater boxes expected to stimulate market demand from public and private procurers ...

Posted on 11th September 2019

Best polymer producers awards for Europe 2019

Members of Polymers for Europe Alliance choose the best polymer producers in Europe  Friday, June 14, 2019 — During the Gala Dinner of the conference...

Posted on 19th June 2019

Smooth insides for stormy outsides – fast flow pipes have it!

Plastic pipes are well known for their smooth inner surfaces. Like human arteries, they are designed for fast delivery with only the slightest friction to oppose their flow. Sci...

Posted on 11th June 2019

OZPIPE XIX to boost plastic pipe industry

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announces that papers delivered at OZPIPE XIX Conference in Australia will lead to a significant upswing in the region’s pl...

Posted on 3rd June 2019

TEPPFA Newsletter May 2019

Top news: Why Flexibility Is Essential In Pipes? ...

Posted on 31st May 2019

TEPPFA expands its membership base

LK Group, NUPI Industrie, IPPMA and ECVM new TEPPFA members TEPPFA continues to expand its membership base with both direct company members, National Assoc...

Posted on 17th May 2019

TEPPFA Newsletter March 2019

Top news: Plastic Pipes Deliver Energy Security Without CO2 Emissions ...

Posted on 31st March 2019

Piped hydrogen – tested and trusted

Plastic Pipes Deliver Energy Security Without CO2 Emissions Hydrogen technology is widely predicted to lessen our world dependency on fossil fuel. The ap...

Posted on 28th March 2019

The European Parliament plenary vote on the recast of the Drinking Water Directive

Brussels, 28 March 2019 – The European Drinking Water Industrial Alliance supports today’s adoption of the Drinking Water Directive by the European Parliament Pl...

Posted on 28th March 2019

Kiwa and DVGW CERT hand over first plastics multilayer piping certificates at ISH

Frankfurt, Germany – On Wednesday, March 14th, Kiwa and DVGW CERT handed over the first certificates according to the voluntary assessment scheme for plastic multi...

Posted on 20th March 2019

VinylPlus sustainability forum 2019: accelerating innovation

‘Accelerating Innovation’ is the theme of the seventh VinylPlus Sustainability Forum which will explore key drivers of innovation that support the PVC industry’s targets w...

Posted on 6th March 2019

Plastic pipes XIX & XX conferences

PLANS FOR OZPIPE XIX IN FULL SWING The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announces that its spin-off event in Australasia will be called ...

Posted on 4th February 2019

A European strategy for plastics in a circular economy

2019 is the year of European elections. This does not pass unnoticed. In 2018 the Brussels political agenda was mainly driven by the Brexit. For the European plastics industry t...

Posted on 20th December 2018

Why flexibility is essential in pipes

The pipe landscape all over the world is changing. Pipe materials have evolved from grey cast iron and lead into today’s ductile iron, steel and plastics (PE and PVC)....

Posted on 7th May 2019

Systems for 21st century demands

Upgrading sewer and drainage systems in St Malo, France When engineers came to upgrade sewer systems in St Malo, France, they faced antiquated systems, d...

Posted on 18th July 2017

An all-time high: almost 740,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2018

An all-time high: almost 740,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2018 – up by 15.6% from 2017 VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment...

Posted on 14th May 2019

Fausto Bejarano appointed new TEPPFA President

Fausto Bejarano appointed new TEPPFA president At the occasion of the 2019 General Assembly the members of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Associ...

Posted on 10th April 2019

Tackle the root of the problem

Avoidance of root ingress issues starts with the selection of the correct pipe material. Root ingress is the result of roots of trees growing into sewer ...

Posted on 20th December 2017

Reassuring reports from the Nordics on microplastics in tap water

The discussion on microplastics focused until September 2017 on marine litter and microplastics found in birds, fish and whales.  An article...

Posted on 19th December 2018

Circular economy as it was meant to be: rigid PVC from waste to resource as part of the north sea resources roundabout

The Netherlands are the first country in the EU to set criteria for end-of-waste for rigid PVC waste. ...

Posted on 13th December 2018

Rigid vs flexible pipes

Stronger connections. Fewer defects. Greater flexibility. Lower environmental risk. These are just a handful of the outcomes of a study which pitted traditional rigid pipes agai...

Posted on 10th January 2018

The environmental friendly rain gutter system

Since 2010 TEPPFA has issued a number of EPD’s (Environmental Product Declaration) to describe the environmental impact of plastic pipe systems, thus providing a transparent w...

Posted on 23rd December 2017

Good practice guides for various jointing technologies to polyethylene piping systems

What do I have to consider while installing a flange? How do I have to storage, transport or handle polyethylene pipes? Would it be better to use electrofusion, butt-fus...

Posted on 23rd November 2017

Workers’ safety is our highest priority!

All TEPPFA member companies are committed to continuously improve safety performance with the ultimate goal of zero accidents. There is a special taskforce to support TEPPFA Mem...

Posted on 23rd October 2017

TEPPFA EPDs are being updated with the latest available data

TEPPFA provides EPD’s for almost all plastic pipe systems within civil engineering, building and utility systems with the purpose of providing transparency of the plas...

Posted on 23rd October 2017

Know your standards

Plastic pipes and inspection chambers for the construction of gravity drains and sewers have been widely used for many years in the UK. British Standards, such as BS 4660...

Posted on 2nd August 2017

Protecting the environment – no compromise allowed

Leaking sewers – causing the exfiltration of wastewater into the surrounding soil – are an obvious environmental hazard. To the sewerage undertaker, infiltration of ...

Posted on 18th July 2017

Flexible working

We generally see flexibility as a good thing, whether we’re talking about working patterns or joint mobility. When it comes to sewers however, there’s often a preference fo...

Posted on 22nd June 2017

Good practice prevents defects

A recent independent study quantified the incidence of defects in 1800 km of sewer pipes. Here, we investigate key types of defects and how each might impact on performa...

Posted on 18th July 2017

Taking the strain – the engineering approach

True or false – pipes must be stiff to support the weight of soil and traffic above them? Rigid materials such as concrete and clay settle into the ground under the loa...

Posted on 18th July 2017

Flexible pipes: the perfect match for traffic loading

Sewer and stormwater systems mirror the layout of our highways beneath the surface of the road. Due to the interaction between these two essential systems – underground pipeli...

Posted on 18th July 2017

In it for the long term

Titanium, diamonds, even spider silk – all materials which have been lauded as the strongest to be found in nature. Then there are the manmade structures – steel, gr...

Posted on 18th July 2017

Putting plastic pipes to the test

Leaking sewers are a growing problem, particularly for cities where expanding populations mean increased pressure on the underground pipes network. Despite flexible plastic pipe...

Posted on 18th July 2017

Call for papers at PPXX Amsterdam

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has issued a call for papers to be presented at its next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX. Hosted in Amsterdam at the ...

Posted on 16th May 2019