PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 23 Oct 2017

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS


Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX have extended their deadline for the submission of abstracts by two weeks to 15 November 2017

The International Plastic Pipe Conference and Exhibition takes place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26

September 2018.


Announcing the extension, Zoran Davidovski, Conference Co-Chair/Chair of the Technical Program, comments: “We have already

received some major proposals for presentations and are particularly interested to receive case reference experience from major

water, gas, sewer and telecom utility companies.”


“Plastic pipe technology is constantly evolving to meet an ever-wider range of new applications. New applications particularly in the

industrial sector are therefore of similar key interest.


Davidovski explains that presentation slots for PPXIX are now more competitive since the technical program had already been

reduced from 130 to approximately 80 papers. “The objective here was to provide more time for networking during coffee breaks and

our social program.”


“Our conference is a truly global event and we expect to host at least 500 delegates from over 40 countries. Furthermore, our

exhibition side now features more prominently in scope and scale. Our Berlin conference and exhibition in 2016 was our largest ever

with almost 40 exhibitors.”


Conference speakers and participants are typically drawn from utility companies, pipe manufacturers, raw material suppliers,

consultants, specifiers and technical institutes.

Conference details for submission of abstracts

Subject matter for papers comprises market issues, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, processing, test methods,

performance and sustainability. Potential presenters are invited to submit a maximum 2800-characters abstract in the English

language.


It is also important to note that speakers whose abstracts have been accepted for oral presentation will receive a ten percent discount

on the Early Bird registration fee (speaker registration fee USD 1,170).


Abstract submissions are processed through the online conference website where additional submission requirements are also

provided. Information concerning conference registration, exhibition and sponsorship can be obtained from:

www.ppxix.com

Main corporate sponsors for PLASTIC PIPES XIX in Las Vegas are Baerlocher and Rollepaal. Gold level sponsors are the

Dow Chemical Company, S&B Technical Products Hultec USA and MOL. IPAD corners will be sponsored by PVC4Pipes Association and

PE100+Association and the Gala Dinner by the European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA). NSF International will

sponsor one of the conference coffee breaks.


Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). In addition to the main conference event that

is held every two years, the PPCA hosts spin-off conferences. The next spin-off conference will be the 5th China International

Conference. Hosted jointly by CPPA (China Plastics Piping Association) and PPCA, this Conference and Exhibition will take place in

Hangzhou on 26 -27 October 2017 at the Zhejiang Sanli New Century Grand Hotel.



A PPCA LINKEDIN page has been created to post updates of the main event and information on spin-off conferences hosted in those

countries where the plastic pipe industry is on the verge of significant growth. This LINKEDIN page may be accessed through: https://www.linkedin.com/company/16237800/

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Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational

tools or “spin-off” events. Further information:

Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu
Tel.: + 36-30 -9514- 480




PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 11 Sep 2017

TOP LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS FOR CHINA PLASTIC PIPE CONFERENCE

Organizers of the 5th China International Plastic Pipe Conference have announced a top international line-up of speakers for their event. Hosted jointly by CPPA (China Plastics Piping Association) and PPCA, the conference and exhibition will take place in Hangzhou on 26 -27 October 2017 at the Zhejiang Sanli New Century Grand Hotel.

At least 30 presentations will review the latest business and technical developments in China and from around the world. Zoran Davidovski, spokesman for the PPCA comments: “China is now the largest market for plastic pipe systems – due to major factors such as economic growth, construction and associated development of water, gas, sewer and telecom infrastructure.”

“The CPPA is committed to the highest technical manufacturing and installation standards and papers delivered to conference will reflect that undertaking. Compared to traditional pipe materials, plastic pipe systems offer numerous advantages in the field of sustainability and environmental impact. These aspects alongside the most recent technical assessments will also be reviewed.”

Keynote conference speaker is Wang Zhanjie, Secretary General of the CPPA. His presentation will address 'technical progress and quality improvement' within the China Plastic Pipes industry.

High-pressure PVC-O pipes are used increasingly in China to replace ductile iron water pipes. Peter Sejersen, technical manager for the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) will present the new draft European standard based on the existing ISO 16422 and existing national specifications in France, Spain, UK and The Netherlands.

TEPPFA colleague, Tony Calton, will present the European Plastic Pipes IndustryRecycling commitment. “For over the last twenty-five years, TEPPFA has promoted a successful closed-loop collection and recycling system for end of service plastic pipes. This system ensures the highest level of quality for plastic pipes made from recyclate.” says Calton.

“This quality-driven approach constitutes a body of experience for China and many other major world markets that is useful to share.”

Scrap waste from the manufacture of plastic pipes is traditionally recycled. However, its production needs to be minimized for economical and environmental reasons. Rob Spekreijse is CEO of Rollepaal, an experienced international firm that makes the machines and the equipment that make plastic pipe systems. His paper will address “The Big Issue in Pipe Production, How to Control Waste as Scrap Rates and Overweight?”

Plastic pipe systems are highly resistant to corrosion. For this reason, they are increasingly used in industrial applications for transporting a wide variety of liquids for example, in the chemical and brewing industries. Conference speaker, Shi Jianfeng from the University of Zhejiang will provide a rare opportunity to review NonDestructive Inspection of HDPE Pipe in Nuclear Power Plants.

Trenchless technology is an ingenious way to reline or rehabilitate aged pipelines without disruptive excavation works. Andrew Robert Wedgner from the PE100+ Association will deliver a paper on The Design and Application of PE100 in Trenchless Technologies for New Installation and Rehabilitation – an Online Guide and Tool.

PVC pipe systems were first commercially installed eighty years ago. Compared to non-plastic pipes, their durability and performance are key advantages. Bruce Hollands from the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association will closely examine the Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials.

Stefan Fokken from Baerlocher, a world renowned supplier of additives to the plastic pipe industry will focus on Highlights on PVC stabilization for Pipes – Comparison and Trends.

Zoran Davidovski points out that the event in Hangzhou is the fifth of such PPCA spinoff conferences held in China. “The first two events were hosted in Beijing and then Xian, and more recently Shanghai. This last conference attracted over 300 participants.”  says Davidovski. “Given the demand growth for plastic pipe in China, we expect a greater number of delegates to attend in Hangzhou.”

Main corporate sponsors of the 5th China International Plastic Pipe Conference are Shanghai Banzan Macromolecule Material Co, Ltd and Shanghai Sinhao Chemical Co Ltd. Additional sponsors include: Zhejiang Shuanglin Plastic Machinery Co. Ltd, Sichuan Goldstone Orient New Material Equipment Inc, Baerlocher and AENOR.

The next main conference and exhibition, PLASTIC PIPES XIX takes place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

Further information (in Chinese): http://www.cppa-meeting.com/meeting/x_meeting.asp?id=C75D4E66FE900001262E1C40110016E7
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Further information: zoran.davidovski@pipelife.com


Note to editors: Please note attachment of preliminary Conference program. Member associations of the PPCA are the PE 100+ Association, Plastics Pipe Institute and The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA). PPCA conferences and exhibitions are self-financing and any profits re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off events.





PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 8 Sep 2017


NSF INTERNATIONAL NOW SPONSORS AND CALL FOR PAPER REMINDER Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition have announced that NSF International will sponsor the event that takes place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

“The people behind our pipelines actively network to further the growth of plastics pipes,” says Patterson, Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee. “I am therefore delighted to announce the NSF International sponsorship of one of the PPXIX coffee breaks.”

“NSF International is an independent body working since 1944 to “protect public health by utilizing inspection, testing and certification” of the various types of plastic pipes and fittings used in today’s global applications.”

A significant line-up of sponsors to date:

Main Corporate: Baerlocher and Rollepaal

Gold Level: The Dow Chemical Company, MOL and S&B Technical Products Hultec USA

IPAD Corner PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+ Association

Gala Dinner: The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings

Association (TEPPFA)

Coffee Break NSF International


CALL FOR PAPERS – REMINDER DEADLINE 31 OCTOBER 2017


A call for papers to be delivered at PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition has been issued by event organizers. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2017.

Announcing the reminder, Zoran Davidovski, Conference Co-Chair/Chair of the Technical Program, comments: “Speakers and participants are typically drawn from water, gas, sewer and telecom utility companies, pipe manufacturers, raw material suppliers, consultants, specifiers and technical institutes. We expect a record number of delegates at our event in Las Vegas.”

Subject matter for papers comprises market issues, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, processing, test methods, performance and sustainability. Potential presenters are invited to submit a maximum 300-word abstract in the English language.

 Presentation slots for PPXIX will be competitive since the technical program has been reduced to approximately 80 papers. The aim here is to allow participants more time to network during the coffee breaks.

It is also important to note that speakers whose abstracts have been accepted for oral presentation will receive a ten per cent discount on the Early Bird registration fee (speaker registration fee USD 1,170)

Abstract submissions are processed through the online conference website where additional submission requirements are also provided:


www.ppxix.com


Davidovski further explains: “The plastic pipe industry is known for its ceaseless innovation to develop new applications, materials and pipe systems. Since the first Plastic Pipe Conference in 1970, our biannual conference has become a truly world platform for the whole value supply chain from choosers to users.”

The previous Conference and Exhibition in Berlin attracted almost 450 participants from 43 countries. A total of 116 papers and 14 posters were delivered to Conference. Furthermore, the Exhibition was the largest ever with

39 exhibitors.

A recently launched PPCA LINKEDIN page has been created to post updates of the main event and information on spin-off conferences hosted in those countries where the plastic pipe industry is on the verge of significant growth. This LINKEDIN page may be accessed through:


https://www.linkedin.com/company/16237800/


Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association

(PPCA).

Information concerning conference registration, papers, exhibition and sponsorship can be obtained from:

www.PPXIX.com

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Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off” events. Further information:


Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu

Tel.: + 36-30 -9514- 480

OUR MAIN SPONSORS

 



PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 19 July 2017
BAERLOCHER NOW MAIN CO-SPONSOR OF PLASTIC PIPES XIX


Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition are pleased to announce that Baerlocher will co-sponsor PPXIX at the Main Corporate level. Further sponsorships have also been secured for the event that takes place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

Sarah Patterson, chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee (OC) for the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) comments: “Our Conference and Exhibition has become a truly all-encompassing platform for reviewing the latest business and technical developments throughout all facets of the plastic pipe value supply chain.”

“Baerlocher is one of the world's suppliers of additives to the plastic pipe industry. With a company history spanning more than 190 years, they have expanded their product portfolio into multiple materials and applications. Such an endorsement clearly indicates that our event in Las Vegas is gaining tremendous momentum.”

Patterson also reports that Hultec and MOL have confirmed their sponsorship of the event as Gold level sponsors. “We are very pleased that these companies - both world names in providing sealing solutions to the plastic pipe industry - have affirmed their sponsorship,” Patterson adds.

“Since its establishment in 1981, Hultec, also known as S&B Technical Products in the USA, continues to develop as witnessed by their numerous patents. MOL has expanded well beyond the early introduction of their system of 'two-rubber presses', in providing services that support the entire process chain.”

Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). Information about further sponsorship opportunities and about registration, papers, and exhibition space can be obtained from: www.PPXIX.com

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Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off” events.

Further information:

Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu

Tel.: + 36-30 -9514- 480

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 30 June 2017
SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR PLASTIC PIPES XIX


Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition have announced an early uptake in sponsorship for the event that takes place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

Sarah Patterson, chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee (OC) for the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) is delighted to announce the first sponsors. Rollepaal, from the Netherlands, will be one of the two main corporate sponsors.

“For the last sixty years, Rollepaal has forged an impressive international track record in making the machines and equipment that make plastic pipe systems,” Patterson comments. “With their sponsorship at the main corporate level, Rollepaal continues to play an integral supporting role in PPCA conferences and help promote the use of plastic pipe systems in many regions of the world.”

Patterson comments that the PPCA is now seeking a second major corporate sponsor for the event. “Our main conference typically attracts 450 participants from over 40 countries. Business and technology delegates will meet in Las Vegas to discuss relevant topics such as industry developments, application improvements, processing, test methods, system design, performance and sustainability.”

A total of 116 papers and 14 posters were delivered to the previous Conference in Berlin where its Exhibition was the largest ever with 39 exhibitors.

Other important sponsors announced so far are the European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA). Based in Brussels, TEPPFA works alongside 15 national associations in Europe to represent the plastic pipe industry. Its achievements have been significant.

“TEPPFA's mission is to promote high quality plastic pipe systems through standardization and quality marks as well as drive the industry to continuously improve its sustainable and environmental performance,” explains Patterson. “I am pleased to announce that TEPPFA will once again sponsor the PLASTIC PIPES Conference Gala Dinner.”

The PE100+ Association continues its long-standing support for the event to include sponsorship of one of the conference's IPAD corners. During the proceedings, they will present the award to the best paper focused on polyethylene and selected from the technical sessions.

“This task will be challenging,” Patterson notes,” given the quality of polyethylene papers delivered in past years.”

The PE100+ Association industry organization comprises several international polyethylene (PE) manufacturers. They promote the 'consistent quality at the highest level in the production and use of polyethylene for PE100 pipes through education, messaging and working closely with other trade associations.'

Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). Further sponsorship opportunities are available and this information alongside registration, papers, and exhibition space can be obtained from: www.PPXIX.com

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Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off” events.

Further information:

Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu

Tel.: + 36-30 -9514- 480

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10 May 2017
PROMPT FOR PLASTIC PIPE PAPERS IN LAS VEGAS


An official call for papers to be delivered at PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition has been issued by event organizers. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2017. The Conference and Exhibition will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

Subject matter for papers will typically cover market issues, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, processing, test methods, performance and sustainability. Potential presenters are invited to submit a maximum 300 word abstract in the English language. Title of paper, author's name, company/organization name and email address should be included. Individual company product names are not allowed. Abstract submissions are processed through the online conference website:

www.PPXIX.com

Announcing the deadline, Zoran Davidovski, PPXIX Co-Chair (Technical Program) comments: “The demand for plastic pipe systems has always been underpinned by innovation. Whereas we have various categories for presentations, we are always delighted to provide our platform for communicating new developments outside of these areas. Minds within the plastic pipe world are always open!”

“Our industry and the industries that support our industry are well on track to embrace a global sales turnover of USD 500 billion by 2024. Whereas China has now become the world's largest producer of plastic pipes systems, the North American market remains optimistic particularly given the large scale replacement of antiquated non-plastic pipe systems.”

The previous Conference and Exhibition in Berlin attracted almost 450 participants from 43 countries. A total of 116 papers and 14 posters were delivered to Conference and the Exhibition was the largest ever with 39 exhibitors.

Organisers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). A new LINKEDIN page has been created to post news updates of the main event and information on spin-off conferences hosted in those countries where the plastic pipe industry is on the verge of significant growth.

The LINKEDIN page may be accessed through:

https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/16237800/

Information concerning conference registration, papers, exhibition and
sponsorship can be obtained from:

www.PPXIX.com


Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one

event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off”

events.


PLASTIC PIPES CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION
Date: 25 April 2017
PLASTIC PIPES XIX IN LAS VEGAS PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are urging participants to mark their calendars for their international Conference and Exhibition event that takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 - 26 September 2018.

The Conference is expected to host almost 500 participants from over 45 countries. Facilities and accommodation have been reserved (albeit limited) to reflect such an attendance. Standard registration fee for the event is USD 1,500.

However, attendees are advised to opt for the Early Bird fee of USD 1,300. Late registration (two weeks before the event) will be USD 1,700. Sarah Patterson, chair of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference is confident that the event promises to be the largest ever since the first was held in Southampton, UK in 1970. "Our conference is a truly global platform that brings together the movers, choosers and users in the business and technical world of plastic pipes systems." "Las Vegas is Las Vegas.

However, chance should not be relied upon to secure attendance. All the global indicators point towards a significant upturn in demand for plastic pipes whether for replacement of aging non-plastic pipes or investment in modern and more enduring plastic pipelines." Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). Further information concerning conference registration, papers, exhibition and sponsorship can be obtained in the first instance from conference organizers,


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PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 5 October 2016
FULL HOUSE EXPECTED AT PLASTIC PIPE CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS


PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 - 26 September 2018.

Announcing the venue, Conference Chairman Zoran Davidovski says: "Our recent Berlin

Conference was a resounding success. It attracted almost 450 participants from 43 countries and covered the very latest developments in plastic pipe technology as well as the global industry that pioneers its application."

"A total of 116 papers and 14 posters were delivered to Conference and our Exhibition was our largest ever with 39 exhibitors. Our Las Vegas event is expected to be slightly larger in scale and scope. Nevada is the driest state in the US and is rapidly becoming a showcase for water management on a world scale. Plastic pipes are playing a vital role there in water harvesting, drainage and delivery."

Key subjects to be covered at Las Vegas will focus on technical and marketing issues relating to the materials, design and development, testing, installation and operation of plastic pipe systems. Best practice will be viewed through the prism of sustainability as well as the use of landmark case studies. Technical and engineering pipe solutions will also be reviewed and the conference program will identify market trends for further growth in the use of plastic pipes.