Less talk, more walk at Plastic Pipes XIX30/05/2018
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Organisers of Plastic Pipes XIX Conference report that PSILab and RTP Company are lunch sponsors of this year’s event. Also announced in the news that the exhibition space is now closed. The PPXIX Conference that hosts the Exhibition will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.
Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee, Sarah Patterson – Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), comments “PSILab comprises a state of the art, quality focused, ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory,” notes Patterson. “Based in Longmont, Colorado USA, their expertise includes polymeric materials and piping products. Their services embrace physical, mechanical, and hydrostatic testing as well as consulting, failure analysis, and forensic investigation. Services support resin, pipe, and fitting manufacturers, engineers and system owners.”
Patterson describes the RTP Company as “a world leader in specialty thermoplastic compounding.” With a rich history that goes back to Winona, Minnesota in the late 1800’s, RTP Company remains in Winona where a sawmill once stood. “Yet today, the company expanded manufacturing operations in the US, Europe and Asia. Employing over 1,500 people, RTP Company makes thousands of products and is founded on a very strong customer service culture focusing on technology, flexibility, independence and speed,” explains Patterson.
With 33 exhibitors signed up, PPXIX will host one of the most comprehensive technical exhibitions ever in the history of the conference. Steve Sandstrum who is Co-Chair of the exhibition and Borealis’ Business Development Manager for pipe in North America, comments: “Our Exhibition has become a networking event in its own right. The exhibitors that are showcased represent all aspects of the plastics pipe industry. They include product designers, resin manufacturers, pipe and fittings producers, joint seals, additives, testing and certification organisations, NDT inspection and equipment manufacturers; quite a cross-section of key interests within our industry.”
The preliminary conference program and information about sponsorship, registration and exhibition facilities are posted on: www.ppxix.com.
Sponsors for Plastic Pipes XIX in Las Vegas, USA are as follows:
- Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal
- Gold level sponsors: McELROY, LyondellBasell, The Dow Chemical Company, S&B Technical Products Hultec USA and MOL
- Silver level sponsors: TRI Environmental, Rifeng Enterprise Group, SICA and Trelleborg
- Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)
- Welcome Reception sponsor: KraussMaffei Berstorff
- iPad corners sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association
- Lunch sponsors: PSILab and RTP Company
- Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International
Organisers of Plastic Pipes XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). PPCA has created a special LinkedIn page accessible through https://www.linkedin.com/company/16237800/.