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EuPC 2024 Annual Conference: A Circular Future with Plastics – June 11 & 12 in Brussels

EuPC is proud to announce a groundbreaking collaboration for the 2024 edition of its highly antic...

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Posted on 4th March 2024

TEPPFA publishes EU Taxonomy sector Guidelines

TEPPFA, The European Trade Association of Plastic Pipes and Fittings Manufacturers, publishes today its EU Taxonomy sector guidelines. The publication of the Taxonomy Guidelines...

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Posted on 8th February 2024

High interest from TEPPFA members for OCS implementation webinar

A series of online training webinars organised by TEPPFA has generated high interest from TEPPFA members in support of the EU’s recent measures to combat the unintentional rel...

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Posted on 12th December 2023

TEPPFA cosigns supply chain letter on the need for mass balance fuel-use exempt for chemical recycling

The undersigned, representing 20 associations in the plastics supply chain, call on EU member states to urgently adopt mass balance fuel-use exempt as the EU harmonised mass bal...

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Posted on 20th October 2023

PPCA celebrates 50 years

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA), a well-known platform to share and discuss technical breakthroughs and to network in a global forum, will celebrate its 50th ann...

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Posted on 26th September 2023

TEPPFA sponsors the SDG Plastic Pavilion

TEPPFA is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) ‘Plastic Pavilion’, one of 15 SDG pavilions at the forthcoming UIA World Congress o...

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Posted on 27th June 2023

TEPPFA launches Interactive Buried Pipes Calculator

TEPPFA has launched an interactive buried pipes calculator, designed to make the calculation of long-term deflection and resistance against buckling of below-ground flexible pla...

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Posted on 1st June 2023

European Commission Regulation restricting lead in PVC supports circular aims of PVC pipe manufacturers

TEPPFA welcomes the new European Commission regulation restricting lead usage in PVC products, setting a new standard in environmental responsibility and public health protectio...

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Posted on 25th May 2023

TEPPFA co-signs and supports joint statement on the draft Taxonomy Environmental Delegated Act

On 5th April, the European Commission published the draft version of its long-awaited “Environmental Delegated Act” with the technical screening and Do-No-Significant-Harm c...

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Posted on 12th May 2023

TEPPFA co-signs and supports cross sectoral statement on the policy framework needed to deliver recycled content in key plastics applications

The undersigned associations, representing major market sectors, call on the European Commission and Member States to adopt during the present year, 2023, EU harmonised calculat...

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Posted on 24th March 2023

PolyCert Europe recognised as AISBL: a new international perspective

PolyCert Europe is delighted to announce that...

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Posted on 17th March 2023

A Circular Future with Plastics 2023: DG Environment is joining.

The 2023 edition of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics, organised by EuPC together with the French ...

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Posted on 9th March 2023

Chemical Recycling Europe Forum 2023: Registration is open

Chemical Recycling Europe (CRE) is pleased to announce the next edition of its forum will be held 21 – 22 Septemb...

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Posted on 7th March 2023

Plastics Europe and EuPC launch European Operation Clean Sweep® certification scheme

Brussels, 26 January 2023 Plastics Europe and EuPC launch European Operation Clean Sweep® certification scheme...

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Posted on 26th January 2023

The Construction 2050 Alliance calls for the EU taxonomy to create the conditions to support the transition to sustainable construction

Brussels, 18th October – Today, the Construction 2050 Alliance hosted a public event on Sustainable Finance and the impa...

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Posted on 18th October 2022

Papers and presentations of the PPXX Conference go live

PIPES XIII Conference in Johannesburg was a ‘decisive and qualified success’, affirm the event organisers who today publish conference attendance numbers and report on exhib...

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Posted on 22nd September 2022

Recycling key topic in call for PPXXI papers

Recycling is one of the key issues that organisers of PPXXI are keen to address in their call for papers. Potential presenters for this international event are invit...

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Posted on 8th August 2022

Sebastian Bondestam becomes the new TEPPFA President

TEPPFA, the leading voice of plastic pipe system producers in Europe, is pleased to announce that the General Assembly unanimously voted Sebastian Bondestam, President of the ...

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Posted on 16th May 2022

New vision underlines TEPPFA’s commitment to EU’s ambition for a circular economy and climate neutrality by 2050

Must-win battles embrace environmental footprint reduction whilst enhancing plastic pipe quality 30 years since its foundation TEPPFA, the leading Brussels voic...

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Posted on 9th December 2021

The 20th Global Plastic Pipe Conference & Exhibition (PPXX) online goes live!

The organisers of PPXX Amsterdam recently launched “PPXX Online” for the industry as many were not able to attend in person from 6 – 8 September 2021. PPXX Online i...

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Posted on 22nd November 2021

Successful edition of the 20th Global Plastic Pipe Conference & Exhibition (PPXX) in Amsterdam

Organisers of the latest global PPXX in Amsterdam report on the event’s success. Also announced is that the next global PPXXI will be hosted 26 – 28 September 2023, i...

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Posted on 15th September 2021

TEPPFA members ahead of plan to deliver on circular economy ambitions

Internal TEPPFA survey shows a record 218,000 tonnes of recycled plastics used in new plastic piping systems in 2020. TEPPFA, the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Manu...

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Posted on 14th June 2021

Mónica de la Cruz elected as TEPPFA Vice President

At the TEPPFA 2021 General Assembly TEPPFA members elected Mónica de la Cruz as Vice President of TEPPFA for a two-year term.  Mónica de la Cruz is Managing Director of the S...

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Posted on 10th June 2021

VinylPlus: Marking 20 Years of Progress Towards #CIRCULARVINYL

At the completion of its second 10-year Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development, the European PVC industry takes stock of its achieveme...

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Posted on 19th May 2021

PPXX Conference will take place on September 6-8, 2021

The PPCA Board of Directors met recently and confirmed the decision to move forward with PPXX on September 6-8, 2021 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. T...

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Posted on 11th May 2021

Polymer pipe systems: high performance in every part of the water cycle!

Water is essential for life and we have to manage it more efficiently to secure a good water supply to people and nature. Polymer pipe systems have become indispensable i...

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Posted on 22nd March 2021

Romania’s pipe manufacturer TeraPlast renews its TEPPFA membership

TEPPFA, the leading voice of European manufacturers of plastic piping systems welcomes TeraPlast’s decision to renew its membership. ...

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Posted on 11th February 2021

Year Overview by the General Manager

Dear TEPPFA stakeholder, 2020; what a year! COVID-19 opened a new era of meeting, greeting and organising ourselves. Many face-to-face meetings were replaced with efficie...

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Posted on 18th December 2020

Operation Clean Sweep – Leading by Example

Plastic pipes manufacturers lead by example Representing a proactive industry, aimed at sustainable solutions and long-life products, TEPPFA Executive ...

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Posted on 18th December 2020

European Plastic Pipe manufacturers welcome the adoption of the new Drinking Water Directive

TEPPFA, the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Manufacturers welcomes the ...

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Posted on 17th December 2020

TEPPFA treasurer, Wolfgang Lux, receives the prestigious H.F. Mark prize

TEPPFA treasurer, Wolfgang Lux, receives the prestigious H.F. Mark prize OFI, the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, awards the 20...

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Posted on 21st December 2020

Circular Plastics Alliance: A step closer to 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics

Today, the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), which gathers 245 public and private actors covering the whole plastics value chains, has delivered its first actions....

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Posted on 10th November 2020

Monica de la Cruz re-elected as CEN/TC 155 Chair

Members of CEN/TC 155, the ...

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Posted on 21st August 2020

Benefits of plastic pipes summarised in new TEPPFA brochure

Plastic pipe systems have become the preferred choice of architects, contractors and specifiers throughout Europe due to their many benefits, both inside the home, office or fac...

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Posted on 10th July 2020

TEPPFA EPDs receive a makeover

Following a thorough revision, TEPPFA’s Environmental Product Declarations (...

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Posted on 29th June 2020

VinylPlus: Steering the PVC Industry Towards the Circular Economy

VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 771,313 tonnes of PVC in 2019 – more than 96% of the programm...

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Posted on 4th June 2020

TEPPFA Welcomes Tom Van Gyseghem as its New President

Today, TEPPFA, the leading European trade association representing plastic pipe manufacturers in Europe, is pleased to announce that Tom Van Gyseghem will join ...

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Posted on 28th May 2020

The VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 Goes Virtual

Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis and our concerns about health and safety, VinylPlus® has made the decision to host the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020 ONLINE...

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Posted on 18th May 2020

PPXX Conference Moves Forward – Technical Program Now Online

Many advances in the field of plastic pipe technology have been announced by organizers of the Plastic Pipes XX Conference with the online publication of their technical program...

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Posted on 4th May 2020

Focus on future developments at PPXX – Hydrogen

One of the topics addressed at Plastic Pipes XX Conference will be “Hydrogen replacing natural gas – is the pipe infrastructure ready?” Such a review is all the mo...

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Posted on 10th February 2020

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2020: #CIRCULARVINYL

The 2020 edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum themed #CIRCULARVINYL will focus on the key sustainability challenges and transformation for the vinyl industry in...

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Posted on 20th February 2020

Year Overview by the General Manager

Dear TEPPFA stakeholder, Over the past year topics on plastics were well covered in both the traditional and social media. However, not always the way we would have liked...

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Posted on 24th December 2019

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...

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Posted on 26th November 2019

PE100+ Association celebrates 20 years of keeping PE pressure pipe at the top of its game

Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, November 28, 2019 – The PE100+ Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Founded in 1999 to assure consistent qua...

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Posted on 12th December 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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on 3rd September 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 ...

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Posted on 22nd 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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Posted on 19th 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...

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Posted on 3rd June 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...

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Posted on 17th May 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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Posted on 20th December 2018

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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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. ...

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Posted on 13th December 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on 23rd October 2017