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PVC4Pipes at Vinyl India-2015

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PVC4Pipes at Vinyl India-2015

PVC4Pipes will be present at the forthcoming Vinyl India-2015 – 5th International PVC & Chlor-Alkali Conference on 9th and 10th April 2015 at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbia, India.

Delegates to this event will be drawn from a wide range of activities within the PVC industry. More than 180 people have already registered.

Day 1 will concentrate on the PVC industry - a global scenario, on feedstocks to polymer, additives and compounding, and recent advances in PVC processing.  The programme of Day 2 will include presentations on infrastructure, end use sectors and C-PVC.

Zoran Davidovski, Communications Chairman of PVC4pipes, will present a paper about “Sewer Installation Time” for PVC versus concrete.

PVC4Pipes will also award wallets to the three best presentations of the event.

More information on the event and registration: http://eliteplus.co.in/

For the programme: http://www.eliteplus.co.in/vinylindia2015/programoverview.pdf

 

PVC4Pipes Communication Project Co-Funded By VinylPlus

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PVC4Pipes Communication Project Co-Funded by VinylPlus

PVC4Pipes will launch by mid-2015 an interactive online tool for information about PVC pipes.  The project will be financially supported by VinylPlus, the PVC industry programme towards sustainability.

Few years ago, PVC4Pipes developed a Training Package on PVC pipes for the sales forces of the PVC pipes manufacturers.  Based on the content of the training package, the objective in 2015 is to develop an attractive and interactive public version of this tool.  The goal is to select the appropriate content and to adapt it in such a way that the information is ‘non-technical’ and readily understood by those outside of the PVC pipes industry, especially the general public.

This online communication tool will be an interactive application suitable for website, smartphones and tablets, offering online information and data on PVC pipe systems, ensuring that relevant information is in the hands of those who need it, instantly.

The online tool will first be launched in English by mid-2015 on the PVC4Pipes website.  The online application will then be launched in German, French, Spanish and Russian, corresponding to the languages in which the PVC4Pipes website is available.

The project is co-funded by VinylPlus, the PVC industry programme towards sustainability, in the framework of the VinylPlus Communications Project Programme 2015.

PVC4Pipes at TEPPFA Forum 2015

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PVC4Pipes at TEPPFA Forum 2015

PVC4Pipes will participate and exhibit at the forthcoming TEPPFA Forum on 13th and 14th April 2015 at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium.

Delegates to this event will be drawn from a wide range of activities within the plastic pipe industry.  Moreover, high level speakers and representatives of different European Commission services (DG Environment and DG Industry) and practitioners of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will debate about the environmental sustainability of construction products.

Content of the conference programme will include matters such as market issues, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and plastic pipeline solutions for challenging situations.

As iPad corner sponsor at this major conference, PVC4Pipes will award iPads to the best presentations of the forum.  The association welcomes visitors to its exhibition stand where promotional material will be available.  Furthermore, PVC4Pipes intends to address the conference delegates.

More information at: https://www.hippocrates.hu/teppfa/index.php.

 

Long Term Performance Demonstrated in Poland

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Long Term Performance Demonstrated in Poland

Latest developments in PVC pipe systems were very much in evidence at the VII Technical Conference organized by the Polish Plastic Pipes Association (PRiK).  This two-day conference was co-sponsored by PVC4Pipes that presented a paper entitled: "Long Term Performance & Sustainability of PVC Pipelines".

Read more on Long Term Performance & Sustainability of PVC Pipelines

PVC VALVE CHECKS THE BACKFLOW

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When pressure fails or is reduced in a pipe network as may happen if a pipeline bursts or freezes up, the resulting backflow may expose the system to unfortunate consequences such as contamination. However, a PVC-U wafer check valve has now been introduced by Praher Valves that will prevent such an occurrence. Once installed between two flanges in a pipeline, it ensures that fluids can pass in the direction of flow, but prevents backflow of fluids by closing of a neatly designed flap.

Read more about the wafer check valve

PVC4Pipes Launch Multimedia Presentation

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PVC4Pipes Launch Multimedia Presentation

PVC4Pipes has produced a short multimedia presentation that delivers 10 key reasons for choosing PVC for the piping industry.  Entitled: "PVC Pipes - Lifelines For a New Age" the four minute clip communicates the major benefits of PVC pipe systems derived from many years of solid experience and the latest scientific evidence.

Steve Tan, spokesman for PVC4Pipes, is convinced that these various messages will resonate with stakeholders from the industry: "World market demand for our pipe systems is continuously expanding to embrace a global supply chain currently worth over USD 250 billion.  While our pipelines transport their contents silently below ground, we are determined to voice the durable nature of their performance above ground.  Customers and users alike expect timely and accurate information."

"PVC Pipes - Lifelines for a New Age" clip

Best Presentation at PPXVII Conference Goes to a PVC Paper

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Best Presentation at PPXVII Conference Goes to a PVC Paper

The award for Best Conference Presentation at PPXVII in Chicago was won by Monica de la Cruz from AseTub (the Spanish Association of Plastic Pipes and Fittings Manufacturers) for her paper on 'Cost savings through quality installations'.  The paper discloses the contribution of the plastic pipes installation quality in the cost savings for the piping industry and customers.
 

Conference Spotlight on PVC4Pipes and 25 Years of Recycling

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Conference Spotlight on PVC4Pipes and 25 Years of Recycling

As many as eighteen papers (see list below) dealing with the commercial and technical aspects of PVC pipe systems were delivered at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII Conference and exhibition in Chicago. Subject matter varied from the molecular to the ‘spectacular’ with in-depth analysis of PVC raw material and additives, breakthroughs in pipe design and installation methods, upward market trends for PVC-O pipe systems as well as recent findings in the sustainable nature of PVC pipe materials compared to non-plastic pipe systems. Furthermore, the Chicago conference marked the 25th anniversary of recycling PVC pipes and fittings.

Read more about the Spotlight on PVC4Pipes and 25 Years of Recycling.

Double Digit Growth Expected in Global Plastic Pipe Market

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Double Digit Growth Expected in Global Plastic Pipe Market

Four major factors will lead to double digit growth in the global demand for plastic pipe systems over the next ten years.  Speaking at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII conference and exhibition in Chicago, Stephen Boros, the Chairman of the event's organizing committee, identified these developments that are changing the world outlook for his industry.

"The development of the shale oil and gas industry, regional market expansion, innovation and awareness in the field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) are now favorably influencing the scale and scope of the industry's future", he stated.

Stephen Boros who is also VP Engineering for Pipelines Plastics, LLC explained that plastic pipe systems continue to gain market share through supplanting competing pipe materials such as copper, concrete and steel due to easy and low cost installation as well as long term performance.  "In North America, these inherent advantages are now further supported by the development of the shale oil and gas industry.  This development not only benefits the energy market but also represents a more secure long-term supply and cost advantage from a power costs to raw materials stand point.  Technology transfer will undoubtedly propel the growth of demand for plastic pipe systems in other world markets".

Double Digit Growth Expected in Global Plastic Pipe Market - Full Article

Building Materials: Top Score for PVC Pipe Systems

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Building Materials: Top Score for PVC Pipe Systems

"For building purposes, those PVC pipe systems that are made with a component of recycled material are more likely to have the lowest environmental impact in terms of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)."  This according to Professor Michiel Haas who is an expert on building materials and founder of NIBE, the Dutch technical institute for environmental impact of building materials.

Seven years ago, the NIBE launched its system that undertakes rigorous environmental (LCA) assessments of a wide variety of building materials used in the  Netherlands.  If the building material meets a challenging threshold in terms of seventeen LCA criteria, it is awarded a quality label (DUBOkeur).  Over 500 types of building products have already been assessed.

Category one for all PVC pipe systems

"When it comes to building materials and their sustainability, PVC pipe systems have a lot going for them," explains Professor Haas.  "So far, we have assessed rainwater downpipes, gutters and sewer pipes within the building environment.  All PVC pipe systems within these applications have been rated category 'one' - out of a range of one to seven.  Category seven would be absolutely unacceptable and include for example, 'wild cut' tropical woods." .....

Professor Haas Full interview