China Plastic Pipe Conference

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Top Line-up of Speakers for China Plastic Pipe Conference - October 2017

Organizers of the 5th China International Plastic Pipe Conference are happy to announce a top international line-up of speakers for the event.  Hosted jointly by CPPA (China Plastics Piping Association) and PPCA (Plastic Pipes Conference Association), the event will take place in Hangzhou on 26 - 27 October 2017 at the Zhejiang Sanli New Century Grand Hotel.

At least 30 presentations will review the latest business and technical developments in China and from around the world.  PVC4Pipes will be present at the event and a paper presented on the "Evolution and Benefits of PVC Pipes".

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PVC4Pipes Sponsor at PPXIX

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PVC4Pipes to Sponsor Plastic Pipes XIX

PVC4Pipes has confirmed its sponsorship of the Plastic Pipes XIX Conference and Exhibition.  The international event will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 - 26 September 2018.  PVC4Pipes will sponsor one of the IPAD corners.

Organizers of Plastic Pipes XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA).  More information can be obtained from:

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PPXIX Conference - Call for Papers

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Plastic Pipes XIX - Call for Papers now open!

The official call for papers for the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition has been issued by event organizers. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2017. The Conference and Exhibition will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018. Subject matter for papers will typically cover market issues, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, processing, test methods, performance and sustainability. Potential presenters are invited to submit a maximum 300 word abstract in the English language. Title of paper, author's name, company/organization name and email address should be included.

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Pipes XI Conference in South Africa

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PVC4Pipes will join the Pipes XI Conference in South-Africa

Organizers of this year's PIPES XI Conference and Exhibition in South Africa expect a record attendance of more than 300 participants for what is described as a truly international event. The two-day conference takes place on 4-5 September 2017 at the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre, located close to the OR Tambo Airport in Gauteng.

More than 35 top experts from South Africa and around the world will be presenting at this year's PIPES XI Conference – an annual event hosted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA). Issues will relate to plastic pipe systems, water infrastructure and engineering.

For more information on Pipes XI programme and registration:

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PVC4Pipes - Check our New Leaflet

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PVC4Pipes - New Leaflet!

Check our new leaflet presenting PVC4Pipes, the ECVM’s value chain platform to provide information and to communicate about the use of PVC in pipe systems in the global market. Our members come from all parts of the industry’s value chain. They include companies which produce raw materials – PVC resin and additives – and those which manufacture the wide array of PVC pipes and fittings available in today’s market, as well as scientific and testing institutes and promotional associations.

PVC4Pipes is the voice of the PVC pipe industry across a wide range of topics, increasing its ability to engage proactively in dialogue with stakeholders. Members benefit from a dynamic exchange of ideas and information, which help them to develop their business.

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PVC4Pipes at Vinyl India 2017

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PVC4Pipes at Vinyl India 2017

PVC4Pipes was present at the Vinyl India 2017 – 7th International PVC & Chlor-Alkali Summit held on 20th and 21st April 2017 at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India.

The 7th Vinyl India 2017 Summit was a big success.  The event gathered over 830 delegates representing over 339 organisations from 24 countries across the globe.

Day 1 focused on PVC markets – Past, Present and Future, together with 3 parallel sessions on additives and compounding, molecule to macromolecule and recent developments in PVC processing and downstream machinery.

The programme of Day 2 included sessions on Molecule to Market – The major signposts, PVC – Channeling India’s Growth and on sustainability.

Jean-Pierre De Grève, PVC4pipes Project Leader, presented a paper on the “Evolution and Benefits of PVC Pipes”.

Jean-Pierre De Grève, PVC4Pipes Project Manager

PVC4Pipes at PVC2017 - 25 to 27 April 2017

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PVC4Pipes will be present at the forthcoming PVC2017 Conference on 25 - 27 April 2017 in Brighton, UK.

Over 300 people have already registered to attend the triennial conference which continues to be the World's most reputable conference, supporting the future of PVC across the world through information, education, debate and discussion.  Delegates, coming from over 35 countries, will be drawn from a wide range of activities within the PVC industry.

The plenary session on Day 1 will feature, among others, two keynote speeches:  Dr. Brigitte Dero, VinylPlus General Manager, will highlight VinylPlus achievements and how the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development contributes successfully to the Circular Economy.  Dr. Mark Everard from Pundamilia ltd. will highlight how PVC and the industry can contribute to the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs). The day will also include presentations on the opportunities and challenges for the PVC industry globally by representatives from Germany, UK, China, Japan, India, and many others.

The programme of Day 2 and 3 will include sessions on additives and regulation; sustainability and recycling / sustainability and medical; machinery, processing efficiency and savings; PVC innovation; and many more.

PVC4Pipes will be at the conference, sharing an exhibition stand with the PVC Family: ECVM (the European Council of the Vinyl Manufacturers), PVCMed, PVC4Cables and VinylPlus. 

More information on the event and registration:

VSF2017 - Towards Circular Economy - 10 & 11 May 2017

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VinylPlus announces exciting expert speaker line-up for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017

VinylPlus has announced its programme with a host of prominent international speakers who will be exploring the key sustainability challenges for PVC at the fifth VinylPlus Sustainability Forum, taking place in Berlin, Germany on May 10th and 11th 2017.

Organised by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainability programme, this year’s forum will revolve around ‘Towards Circular Economy’ and explore the many growing opportunities for the industry to contribute to enhanced resource efficiency.

Against a backdrop of important decisions being taken on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, top-level speakers will be delivering keynote speeches and presentations alongside discussions on vinyl’s positive role in a future stronger circular economy. They include representatives spanning the EU institutions, the UN, academia, politicians, specifiers, designers and architects and all sectors of the PVC industry.

Key topics include Circular Economy policies, both nationally and Europe-wide and their potential impact on the plastics industry as a whole. Two keynote speeches from Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary at the Slovak Ministry of Environment and Dr Helge Wendenburg, Director General of the German Environment Ministry will cover best practice and development perspectives towards a circular economy at EU and national level.

Joining them will be Christophe Yvetot, Head of UNIDO Liaison Office to the EU whose update on the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be followed by Brigitte Dero, VinylPlus General Manager. Brigitte will highlight their current achievements and how the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development contributes successfully to the Circular Economy.

The event will also feature an in-depth look at global PVC industry issues with examples of worldwide projects followed by European PVC industry initiatives with presentations on innovation in the medical, pipes and cables sectors.

 The comprehensive programme will conclude with a visionary keynote address from Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker from the Club of Rome and leading commentators showcasing vinyl’s versatile and sustainable role in eco design and the material’s superior performance in ‘better lifestyles with smart PVC products’.

Commenting on the programme, Brigitte Dero says: “Our Circular Economy theme reflects on-going high-profile debate on the Circular Economy Package and the outcomes from those decisions. With the Circular Economy Package, European decision makers have the immediate opportunity to stimulate growth, innovation and investment in the recycling sector.

“That is what VinylPlus is all about: improving environmental protection in a sustainable and economically viable way. Having already made significant progress towards our sustainability goals, including the replacement of lead-based stabilisers in the EU-28 market in 2016, we are continuing this excellent work. Our annual event provides the perfect platform for delegates to collaborate, share and celebrate best practice.”

VinylPlus is the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry. The programme establishes a long-term framework for the sustainable development of the PVC industry by tackling a number of critical challenges in the EU-28, Norway and Switzerland. 

More information on the 2017 Forum can be found at

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South Africa & China Plastic Pipe Spin-Off Conferences

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South Africa and China - Plastic Pipe Conferences Announced

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has announced dates and venues for its spin-off conferences and exhibitions in South Africa and China for this year.  The first event in South Africa will be held on 4-5 September 2017 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.  The second will be hosted in Hangzhou, China on 26-27 October 2017.

The PPCA is organizing these events in close collaboration with the respective plastic associations, namely the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) and the China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA).

For more information, read the full press release on the PPCA's spin-off conferences


The VinylPlus Sustainability Forum - May 2017

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The VinylPlus Sustainability Forum: Towards Circular Economy

The theme for the fifth edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum which will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 10 and 11 May 2017 has been announced and it will be: ‘Towards Circular Economy’.

Circular Economy is currently very high on the European political agenda. Important decisions will be taken in the context of the Circular Economy Package, which will have an impact on the plastics industry as a whole in the future.

The 2017 Forum will provide a unique opportunity for VinylPlus members and their stakeholders to explore the potentially growing opportunities for PVC to contribute to a stronger circular economy, where resources are used in a more sustainable way.

Among others, discussions will cover:

•    EU and Regional Policies on Circular Economy

•    Eco-design & innovation with PVC

•    Better lifestyles with smart PVC products

VinylPlus looks forward to welcoming you at the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum in 2017 and to sharing the many emerging opportunities for the PVC industry to contribute to the circular economy.  This is a “Not-to-be-Missed” event, so be sure to save the dates.

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