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VinylPlus Progress Report 2014 - Available Now

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VinylPlus Progress Report 2014 - Available Now!

VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, presented its Progress Report 2014 at the Vinyl Sustainability Forum on 8th May in Rome.  The report summarises VinylPlus' progress and achievements in 2013 in each of the five sustainable development challenges identified for the PVC in the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry.

Read the full VinylPlus Progress report 2014.

VinylPlus raises the bar by registering over 440,000 tonnes of recycled PVC in Europe in 2013

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VinylPlus raises the bar by registering over 440,000 tonnes of recycled PVC in Europe in 2013

VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, registered a record of 444,468 tonnes of recycled PVC last year - keeping the industry on track to meet the challenge of recycling 800,000 tonnes per year by 2020.  The 2013 results were presented at the 2014 Vinyl Sustainability Forum on 8 May in Rome, gathering delegates and speakers from international, European and Italian institutions, NGOs, retailers and global PVC industry representatives.

Read the VinylPlus Press Release on recycling in 2013.

PVC-U Pipes - Ageless and Ever Green

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Ton Schoenmaker is convinced that when it comes to performance and sustainability, PVC-U pipes are green, lean and clean. As a Dutchman, he clearly has an appreciation for water and environmental management – so much so that he recently presented the technical evidence for his convictions at the recent eighth Plastic Pipes & Fittings Conference in Moscow. Title of his PVC-U pipe presentation was ‘Performance and Sustainability.’

Read more about Schoenmakers presentation in Russia, April 2014.

Plastic Pipes XVII to award best presentation prize

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Plastic Pipes XVII to Award Best Presentation Prize

The organizers of Plastic Pipes XVII conference and exhibition have decided to award a Best Presentation Prize to the most significant contribution in the field of plastic pipe technology.  Nominations for the award will be judged from the 130 presentations delivered during the next event in Chicago's Swissôtel, 22 - 24 September, 2014.

A draft programme is available at http://www.ppxvii.org/docs/program_chicago_web_v3.pdf.

For further information: please contact Mrs Eva Balassa - Congress Ltd. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read the Press Release about the prize to be awarded at PP XVII, Chicago.

PVC Recycling Technologies - VinylPlus brochure

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PVC Recycling Technologies - VinylPlus Brochure

This new VinylPlus brochure outlines the context and opportunities for recycling in Europe, as well as some of the challenges and solutions for extending the recycling of waste PVC.  The emphasis is on the emerging PVC recycling technologies that can access the 'more difficult to recycle' waste streams.

VinylPlus has the challenging target of recycling 800 000 tonnes of PVC annualy by 2020.  Within this target is a contribution of 100 000 tonnes from 'more difficult to recycle' PVC waste.  One or more of the technologies described in this brochure must play an essential role in achieving this ambitious target.

Download the VinylPlus brochure on recycling technologies for PVC

VinylPlus New Brochure: Closing the loop with PVC

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VinylPlus Brochure - Closing the Loop with PVC

VinylPlus just issued a new brochure, Closing the Loop with PVC, showcasing a non-exhaustive selection of best practice examples developed within the framework of the VinylPlus programme.  The brochure emphasizes the commitment across the PVC value-chain but also towards wider audiences.  It describes the VinylPlus programme in practice looking at PVC applications along with quotes from decision-makers, local authorities, VinylPlus management, VinylPlus partners, recyclers, etc.  Also have a closer look at page 14 which is highlighting the development by Molecor (PVC4Pipes member) of the largest PVC-O pipe in the world.  Download the brochure 'Closing the Loop with PVC'.

SOTRA SEPEREF becomes the leading French manufacturer of bi-oriented PVC pipes

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In 2012, an investment of more than € 3 million was made by SOTRA SEPEREF for the acquisition of a second production line of bi-oriented PVC pipes. Used for the distribution of drinking water, bi-oriented PVC pipes are the greenest solution available on the market thanks to a continuous process of bi- orientation, a manufacturing process that only few companies in the world have mastered. Read the Sotra Seperef Press Release.

PVC Pipes Are Low on CO2 Emissions

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PVC Pipes are low on CO2 Emissions - Malaysia Conference Told

U.S. President Obama and the EU are set to forge a new deal to cut greenhouse gases at the end of March in Brussels.  Whatever the outcome, technical experts from PVC4Pipes are confident that their pipe systems will more than meet the most stringent present and future requirements in the field of CO2 emissions.  At the recent eighth World Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls Conference in Malaysia, Zoran Davidovski from PVC4Pipes informed participants that these emissions have been closely measured and assessed for all major PVC pipe applications.

Read more about the PVC4Pipes presentation in Malaysia.

PVC4Pipes Website Homes in on Wider Public

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PVC4pipes Website Homes in on Wider Public

All pipe systems are usually kept out of sight for practical and aesthetic reasons, and thus often invisible.  But not forgotten since PVC4pipes have now transformed their website to target the eyes and minds of the people who really matter when it comes to buying and relying on PVC pipe systems.  It marks a significant start of an outreach programme to encourage a dialogue with architects, designers, specifiers, constructors, users and many other industry and public stakeholders.

Read more about the new PVC4Pipes website.

PPXVII Conference Boost to USD 100 Billion Global PVC Pipe Market

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PPXVII Conference Boost to USD 100 Billion Global PVC Pipe Market

Significant trends in the field of PVC pipe systems will be presented at the Plastic Pipes XVII Conference and exhibition hosted at Swisshotel Chicago, September 22 - 24, 2014.  A preview of the papers submitted reveals that these developments will provide a boost for a growth industry that already generates a global turnover estimated in excess of USD 100 billion.

For further information, please contact Mrs EVA Balassa - Congress Ltd. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read PVC4Pipes Press Release