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

On 20 September the key influencers that can move society at large to a more sustainable use of plastic products gathered in Brussels to sign the Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration. More than 100 European trade organisations, including TEPPFA, companies and public authorities signed. They represent the entire value chain from raw material producers, product manufacturers, users up to waste management organisations, recyclers and public authorities.

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, 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.

Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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.

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. 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.

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

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.

TEPPFA Flexibility Article May 2019

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.