Plastic Pipes XX

The PPXX conference took place in Amsterdam, 6-8 September 2021 and yielded many new learnings for the PVC piping industry. PPXX Online is available for 30 days from 15 November.


Plastic Pipes XX – the leading conference for the plastic piping industry

After the successful Plastic Pipes XIX in Las Vegas, Amsterdam is set to host the next main event for the plastic piping industry: PPXX. The conference was originally scheduled for September 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it was postponed to 6-8 September 2021. Continuing restrictions mean the physical conference is limited to 120 attendees. Later this year, all presentations will be available online at the PPXX Online event. PVC4Pipes was once again iPad Corner Sponsor. Click here for more information about the event.

PVC pipe highlights

Below is an overview of PPXX presentations and sessions relevant for the PVC piping industry. Download programme.


Title and speaker Session Date Time

SUSTAINABLE STABILISER SYSTEMS FOR PVC – 30 YEARS OF CA-BASED SOLUTIONS

Stefan Fokken
Baerlocher (Germany)

2 6 Sept 13:05-13:25

SMART TITANIUM DIOXIDE FOR ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OPTIMISATION OF PLASTIC PIPE FORMULATIONS

Andrew White
FP-Pigments Oy (UK)

2 6 Sept 15:15–15:35

TESTING AND EVALUATION OF NANOADDITIVES IN U-PVC PIPES

Enrico Boccaleri
Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

3 6 Sept 15:35–15:55

SLOW CRACK GROWTH RESISTANCE OF REPROCESSED PVC

Andreas Frank
Polymer Competence Center Leoben (Austria)

3 6 Sept 15:55–16:15

PVC-O DN800: EFFICIENT TRANSFORMATION FROM SOIL TO IRRIGATED LAND

Dolores Herran
Molecor Tecnología (Spain)

5 7 Sept 11:00-11:20

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INTEGRAL JOINT RESTRAINTS

Peter Dahlerup
HULTEC Europe

7 7 Sept 15:00–15:20

MODELLING THE MIGRATION FROM PVC-U PIPES INTO DRINKING WATER

Christoph Losher
FABES Forschungs-GmbH (Germany)

8 8 Sept 9:20–9:40

FINDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NON DESTRUCTIVE TEST METHODS AND THE TENSILE IMPACT TEST ON PVC PIPES

Sjoerd Jansma
Kiwa Technology (The Netherlands)

11 8 Sept  15:20–15:40

Plastic Pipes XIX:
a great success

PPXIX was held in Las Vegas, USA. Approximately 210 companies attended PPXIX, representing many countries. Key subjects presented and debated were market issues, plastics pipeline solutions, application areas for plastic pipes, processing, test methods and performance, and sustainability. Check out the highlights in the image gallery below. More photos are available at ppxix.com.

Keith Steinbruck (left), Steinbridge LLC, USA, won iPad sponsored by PVC4Pipes for his presentation "Considerations when Restraining Molecularly Oriented PVC Pipe."

The presentation "Pipeline Replacement in Las Vegas" by Ryan Benner, Greg Kodweis & Roger Jordan (Las Vegas Valley Water Department, USA) also won an iPad sponsored by PVC4Pipes.

PVC4Pipes will also sponsor the iPad Corner at PPXX.

PVC4Pipes' Project Manager Vincent Stone (first row, second from the right) was part of the PPXIX organising committee.

PVC4Pipes' Vincent Stone (left) and Sylvie Famelart (middle) with Elvis!