During the Gala Dinner of the conference “A Circular Future with Plastics” on 13 June 2019 in Berlin, the Polymers for Europe Alliance announced the eight winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019. The award ceremony of this European-wide customer survey took place in the presence of 150 industry representatives, following a record high number of votes.
PPCA announces that papers delivered at OZPIPE XIX Conference in Australia will lead to a significant upswing in the region's plastic pipe industry.
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 Hotel Okura, this event will be held September 21 - 23, 2020. Abstracts need to be submitted in English by October 22, 2019.
TEPPFA continues to expand its membership base with both direct company members, National Associations and Associated Members.
VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year. The results were presented at the 2019 edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in Prague, Czech Republic, where the industry shared further progress towards increasing the sustainability performance of PVC.
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). Yet it is plastic pipes that have produced the most exciting developments, and possible solutions to longer term issues like leakage, environmental impact and whole-life pipe performance.
In fact, when it comes to environmental events like earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, plastic pipes have shown incredible resilience and the ability to continue to supply essential water, gas and other services.
At the occasion of the 2019 General Assembly the members of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association, TEPPFA, nominated Fausto Bejarano, Divisional CEO EMEA of Aliaxis, as President of the association for the coming 2 years. In his role as TEPPFA president he succeeds to Maarten Roef, CEO and President Building & Infrastructure at Wavin, who had been TEPPFA president since 2016.
Today’s vote sent a strong signal that the same high hygienic standards should apply to all materials and products in contact with drinking water all across the EU.
Frankfurt, Germany - On Wednesday, March 14th, Kiwa and DVGW CERT handed over the first certificates according to the voluntary assessment scheme for plastic multilayer piping systems for hot and cold drinking water inside buildings. This milestone took place at ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
‘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 within the circular economy when representatives from the entire value chain meet in Prague, Czech Republic on May 9th and 10th 2019.
Following the succesfull Plastic Pipes XIX in Las Vegas last year, the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announces its spin-off event in Australasia: Ozpipe XIX. The conference will be held in Australia on 7 and 8 November 2019 at Dockside on Cockle Bay in Sydney. At the same time, PPCA announces a new website for the Plastic Pipes XX conference that will be held in Amsterdam in 2020.
The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) reports that Plastic Pipes XX Conference and Exhibition will be hosted in Amsterdam 21 -23 September in 2020 at the Hotel Okura. Two spin-off events have also been announced: Guangzhou, China in September 2019 followed by Sydney, Australia in November 2019.
Uponor Vice President - New Business Development & CSR, Ilary Aho has been selected to become member of Industry Advisory Forum (IAF) representing Uponor Corporation and the plumbing and heating sector.
A strong conference message will be delivered at Plastic Pipes XIX by technical experts from North America and around the world who will call for significant investment in plastic as the pipe material of choice. Organizers of the event also report that Uponor is now sponsor of one of the conference lunches. The PPXIX Conference will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.
In the issue you can find such topics as:
1. "True Champions are Team Players" - VinylPlus Progress Report 2018
2. "Four Companies Awarded the VinylPlus Product Label"
3. "Sharing Success at the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum"
4. "Projects We Believe in"
5. "Cooperation with Social Partners"
6. "News from the EU"
TEPPFA is proud to announce of signing the Operation Clean Sweep pledge. The OCS is an international initiative from the plastics industry to reduce plastic pellet loss to the environment. More information on the initiative is available in the Sustainability section of our website.
VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 639,648 tonnes of PVC within its framework last year. The 2017 results were presented at its 6th VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2018 in Madrid, Spain where the industry shared its latest sustainability achievements.
Organizers of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition report that there will be a total of 99 papers delivered at this year's event. A preliminary handbook of abstracts is now posted to the website of the PPXIX conference that will take place in Las Vegas, USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.
Further new developments in the world of plastic pipes are previewed in advance of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition. The event will take place in Las Vegas, USA at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.
A host of new developments in the world of plastic pipes will be announced at the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition as previewed by the preliminary program posted on the conference website. The event will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.