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.

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.

Why flexibility is essential in pipes

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.

Fausto Bejarano appointed new TEPPFA president

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.

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 within the circular economy when representatives from the entire value chain meet in Prague, Czech Republic on May 9th and 10th 2019.

Plastic Pipes XIX & XX Conferences

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.

Message to Conference – Good Time to Invest in Plastic Pipes

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.