Practical experiences gathered and technical assessments carried out support that unplasticised (PVC-U), high impact polyvinyl chloride (PVC-Hi) and polyethylene (PE) buried pipes have an expected service lifetime of over 100 years, comfortably exceeding the predicted design point of the common extrapolation method for plastic pipes (ISO9080).
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, initiated by TEPPFA.
EN 17176 PVC-O piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground drainage, sewerage and irrigation under pressure, adopted in the 28 EU member states and other 6 member countries, creates a new Europe-wide voluntary standard for those manufacturing PVC-O pipes, where previously there had been a variety of non-aligned national standards.
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.
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. Scientists in the sewer and drainage field have examined their smooth bore benefits. And in a climatic world of persistent flood and famine, such a fascinating feature of performance deserves further discovery and application.
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.
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.