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U.S. Conference Of Mayors Praises The Benefits Of PVC Piping

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On April 22nd, the US Conference of Mayors issued a report on the efficient procurement practices regarding public water projects. The report specifically addresses the aging system of pipes in the USA and the benefits in lfie cycle cost provided by PVC "over all other pipe materials."

Commenting on the report, Bruce Hollands of the Uni-Bell PVC Pipes Association said "We agree with the US Conference of Mayors that cost-effective, durable and greener PVC pipe should be included in all bids for sewer and water infra-structure projects."

 

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BPF video on PVC - A smart material that allows big energy savings

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BPF video on PVC - A smart material that allows big energy savings

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) Vinyls Group has launched a new animated video looking at the energy and carbon emissions savings achievable by choosing PVC products.

The video highlights how choosing PVC products can result in significant energy savings without incurring extravagant costs. One such example is provided by Fife Council in Scotland who calculated that an average three bedroom property could save over £300 per year on energy bills by choosing PVC windows. The district would also benefit from a reduction in CO2 emissions of over 200,000 tonnes.

Roger Mottram, Chairman of the BPF Vinyls Group said, “Successive investigations by independent authorities continue to validate the benefits afforded by choosing PVC products. In addition, progressive industry initiatives, such as the VinylPlus Voluntary Commitment, will reduce the environmental footprint of PVC products even further. The simple fact is that during their life time, PVC products save much more energy than is required to produce them.”

To view the animation ‘Keeping Energy Efficiency Simple’, visit…http://bit.ly/EnergyEfficientPVC

Ten years anniversary for PVC4Pipes

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Ten years anniversary for PVC4Pipes

Optimistic outlook for next five years

PVC4Pipes is celebrating its ten years anniversary.  Based in Brussels, the European association promotes PVC pipe system benefits through activities that range from recycling to environmental assessments, standardisation, market analysis and promotion.  In reviewing these activities, it also previews some interesting developments in the PVC pipeline that prompt an optimistic outlook for the industry.

Significant and continuous growth in market share compared to non-plastic pipe mareials is predicted over the next five years.  Rainer Grasmück, recently elected Chairman of the organization comments: "PVC systems continue to outlive non-plastic pipe materials.  Market conversion is particularly noticeable in Eastern and Central Europe where advanced manufacturing technology has started to produce high-end products."

European PVC pipe market shares versus all other materials are estimated at 40% for building (soild & waste), nearly 30% for civils (sewage) and above 20% for utilities (water supply).  Future growth of at least twenty percent in volumes is forecast for the whole European region over the next five years.

Press release on ten years anniversary for PVC4Pipes

PVC4Pipes goes Russian

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PLASTIC PIPES MOSCOW 2013 ANNOUNCED


The international Plastic Pipes Conference will host its first ever affiliated event in Moscow during 3 - 4 October 2013, the the Hotel Baltshug Kempinski. PLASTIC PIPES MOSCOW 2013 is the convention and exhibition event that will preview the latest developments in plastic pipe technology alongside experience gained by major utility, sewer, building and civil engineering sectors in the Region.

PVC4Pipes and several of its members will be making presentations at this event. For more information, follow this link or visit www.plasticpipesmoscow.ru, which will be open shortly.

Performance and Sustainability Advantages of PVC Sewer Pipes in Australia

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This paper, published in the current issue of Trenchless Technology , reviews the successful use over the last 40 years of  PVC  sewer and sanitary drainage pipes. It cites various reasons for this success, including the superior, all round performance of PVC piping systems compared to the various alternatives. Equally important has been the ability and readiness of the PVC pipe and fittings industry to adopt new technology and design features relevant to the Australian environment, to invest in new production equipment and expand the product range. The use of material efficient pipe constructions and the ability to use recycled PVC from a variety of sources in the core of PVC sandwich construction pipes has led to an enhanced sustainability status of PVC sewer pipe. This, along with other environmental aspects such as low embodied energy, makes PVC the most sustainable material for sewer applications in Australia. For the full article, follow this link: http://www.trenchlessonline.com/index/webapp-stories-action/id.2477/title.performance-and-sustainability-advantages-of-pvc-sewer-pipes-in-australia

 

BPF video highlights savings achievable by choosing PVC products

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The British Plastics Federation (BPF) Vinyls Group has launched a new animated video looking at the savings achievable by choosing PVC products.

PVC Sewer Pipes: Proven, Reliable and Cost-efficient

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Courtesy of Think Pipes, Think PVC

Peter Klouda, Technical Support Engineer for Iplex Pipelines Australia gave a presentation in Canberra recently to the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia comparing sewer pipe performance.

PVC Pipe Has Lowest Break Rate

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The International Plastics showcase

LOGAN, Utah, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Utah State University (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory has published a comprehensive study on water main break rates for the United States and Canada.

Molecor Technology yields rentability to the water industry with it's new technology for PVC-O pipes

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The International Plastics showcase

Madrid, 12th March 2012. MOLECOR announces its participation at NPE 2012, the International Plastics Showcase. They will present its new technology for the production of PVC-O pipes at booth 40033.

PVC4Pipes goes Chinese

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China is showing increasing interest in Plastics Pipes and this market is now the biggest in the world. A conference on Plastic Pipes was organised by the PPCA as a spin off from the successful Plastics Pipes XV conference.