Position Papers

100 Years Lifetime of Polyethylene Pipes

Joint position paper of TEPPFA and PE100+ Association explains the difference between the design point at 20 degree/50 years and the expected life-time of PE80 and PE100 pressure pipe systems.

100 Years Lifetime of PVC Pipes

Joint position paper of TEPPFA and PVC4Pipes explains the difference between the design point at 20 degree/50 years and the expected life time of PVC-U and PVC-Hi pressure pipe systems.

EMG – Volumetric and BPP Test Methods

TEPPFA concerns about the new proposed EN16421 Enhancement of Microbiological Growth (EMG) Method 1: the Biomass Production Potential (BPP) test method and the proposed Pass-Fail-Criteria (PFC)

CE Marking for Plastic Piping Systems

There has been no citation of a harmonized standard for plastic pipes in the EU Official Journal. Currently it is not possible, nor legal to apply the CE marking for plastic piping systems

Disinfection Pipes Chlorine

Polyethylene (PE) pipes have been used worldwide for potable water distribution for around 50 years contributing significantly to the preservation of this precious resource and the establishment of

Materials for Hot & Cold Water Applications

Main aspects of the performance of hot & cold water plastic pipes and fittings related to health aspects and durability.