Plastic Pipes XX

PPXX conference has been postponed to 6-8 September 2021 due to coronavirus.


Plastic Pipes XX conference postponed

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 will be held 6-8 September 2021 at the Okura Hotel. PVC4Pipes is once again iPad Corner Sponsor. Click here for more information about the event.

PVC pipe highlights

Below is an tentative overview of PPXX presentations and sessions that are highly relevant for the PVC piping industry. Preliminary programme is available here.


Title and speaker Session Date Time

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

Ignacio Muñoz de Juan
Molecor Tecnología (Spain)

1B 21 Sept 10:55–11:15

TESTING AND EVALUATION OF NANOADDITIVES IN U-PVC PIPES

Enrico Boccaleri
Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

3B 21 Sept 15:35–15:55

A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF PVC PIPES RECYCLING

Alessandro Marangoni
Althesys Strategic Consultants (Italy)

 4B  22 Sept 9:20–9:40

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

Stefan Fokken
Baerlocher (Germany)

4B 22 Sept 9:40-10:00

USE OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT AND MATERIAL FLOW ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF PVC PIPES IN THAILAND

Pomthong Malakul
Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

4B 22 Sept 10:00–10:20

SLOW CRACK GROWTH RESISTANCE OF REPROCESSED PVC

Andreas Frank
Polymer Competence Center Leoben (Austria)

5A 22 Sept 11:30–11:50

PVC PIPES TRAINING PACKAGE: 2020 UPDATE!

Sylvie Famelart
PVC4Pipes (Belgium)

6A 22 Sept 13:20–13:40

UNLOCKING MODEL PREDICTIONS OF SLOW CRACK GROWTH IN PVC-U PIPES FOR THE DUTCH WATER UTILITIES

Kurel van Laarhoven
KWR Water Research Institute (The Netherlands)

7A 22 Sept  15:10–15:30

THE RIEBER SYSTEM REVISITED: BUILDING ON PARMANN’S LEGACY

Guido Quesada
HULTEC / Simulation Driven Engineering (Costa Rica)

7A 22 Sept 15:50–16:10

WATER APPLICATIONS (SESSION MODERATOR)

Vincent Stone
PVC4Pipes (Belgium)

8A 23 Sept 9:00–10:40

MODELLING THE MIGRATION FROM PVC-U PIPES INTO DRINKING WATER

Christoph Losher
FABES Forschungs-GmbH (Germany)

8A 23 Sept 9:20–9:40

FRACTURE MECHANICS TECHNIQUES IN LARGE DIAMETER PVC PIPE

Antonio Rodolfo Jr.
Braskem S/A, Vinyls (Brazil)

9A 23 Sept  11:10–11:30

ANALYSIS OF PVC AND C-PVC BLENDS

Saleem Shakir
Kaneka North America LLC (United States of America)

9B 23 Sept 11:50–12:10

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

Sjoerd Jansma
Kiwa Technology (The Netherlands)

11A 23 Sept  16:30–16:50

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.

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

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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.

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A happy iPad winner!

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PVC4Pipes will also sponsor the iPad Corner at PPXX.

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

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