PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 9 September 2018

MOBILE COMMUNICATION APP FOR PPXIX DELEGATES

Plastic Pipes XIX is launching a mobile conference app for registered delegates. Event organizers believe that the mobile app called Attendify will enhance communication between their 400 expected attendees. Their forthcoming event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.

Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee is Sarah Patterson, Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI). Patterson remarks: “We expect to host delegates from over 40 countries. In between the technical sessions planned for the delivery of almost 100 papers and during the networking programs, our guests need to be in touch.”

“The app communicates our event on the activity stream. Also, features such as private messaging, conference schedules, personalized agendas, company profiles of sponsors and exhibitors, speaker bios, attendee profiles as well as ratings and reviews of speakers, sessions and presentations are available. This more personalized experience for our participants will also provide relevant feedback for us to enhance the planning process of our future events.”

“The new app is user friendly and offers more in the plastic communication pipeline. Through Attendify, the PPXIX delegates can optimize their networking experience during the events.”

The preliminary conference program and abstract book as well as the registered company list, online registration link and exhibition are posted on: www.ppxix.com

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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: Uponor, PSILab and RTP Company

Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/

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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: 27 August 2018

MEDIA SPONSORS OF PPXIX ANNOUNCED


Organizers of Plastic Pipes XIX announce that INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE is a Media Sponsor of the forthcoming conference and exhibition that will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.

The Media Sponsor is a new exclusive category of sponsorship created by the Plastic Pipes Conference Association Board of Directors (PPCA BOD). Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee, Sarah Patterson, Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), comments: “The confirmation of INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE as sponsor fits perfectly with our principal aim to promote all plastics used in pipe systems worldwide. Their attendance compliments the companies registered for PPXIX.”

The list of companies registered to-date, by country, is posted on the PPXIX web page: http://ppxix.com/en/registration/list-of-registered-companies-countries.

“INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE is a widely read journal and web news portal that serves as the civil and structural engineer’s source for projects, products and technology.” Patterson notes. “They communicate information for improving the design and delivery of water systems, energy, transportation, structures and aligned infrastructure.”

While attending the conference, INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE plans to visit the exhibition, listen to the technical sessions and speak to the attending company representatives at PPXIX.

Founded in 2014, INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE is published by V1 Media, based in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. The publication and news source are accessible through: http://www.informedinfrastructure.com

The Plastic Pipe Conference is the largest of its kind and held every two years on an alternating basis in Europe and North America.

“Media coverage of our event is mounting, particularly with the technical and commercial news sources that interface directly with the users and specifiers of plastic pipe technology.” reports Patterson. Patterson exemplifies this coverage by citing INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE, PLASTICS TODAY, CIVIL + STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, PLASTICS NEWS, STORM WATER SOLUTIONS, MECHANICAL BUSINESS CANADA, WATER & WASTES DIGEST, KWD GLOBALPIPE and UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION.


The preliminary conference program and abstract book as well as the registered company list, online registration link, exhibition and list of registered companies are posted on: www.ppxix.com.

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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: Uponor, PSILab and RTP Company

Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/
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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 August 2018

MESSAGE TO CONFERENCE – GOOD TIME TO INVEST IN PLASTIC PIPES


A strong conference message will be delivered at Plastic Pipes XIX by technical experts from North America and around the world who will call for significant investment in plastic as the pipe material of choice. Organizers of the event also report that Uponor is now sponsor of one of the conference lunches. The PPXIX Conference will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.

Uponor

Uponor is to sponsor one of the conference lunches. Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee, Sarah Patterson - Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), comments: “Uponor is recognized as an international market leader, striving to provide better plumbing, indoor climate and infrastructure solutions across Europe, North America and in other international markets. In close partnership with building industry professionals, they continuously seek out innovative ways to ensure their systems offer the most efficient, reliable and high-performing solutions available to residential and commercial structures around the globe to enrich people’s way of life.”

Uponor roots are from European innovators that can be traced right back to the 1620's. The company is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland.

Zoran Davidovski who is the Technical Program Chair for the event comments: “Our conference is hosted every two years in North America and Europe on an alternating basis. This year, we have a total of 35 speakers from the North American continent and conference emphasis is clearly on the added value that plastic pipe systems generate across the whole supply chain. Studies will be presented and reviewed from the perspectives of extreme weather and seismic events, scarce water resources and aged porous pipelines made from traditional materials.”

“Performance advantages of our technology are such that new construction and the pipe rehabilitation market have fueled world demand. North America is leading this trend. There has never been a better time to invest in plastic pipes.”

New pipes for old

More than one professor is convinced that this perception is matched by practice. Associate Professor Stephen Folkman from the Utah State University in Logan has undertaken landmark research into the way plastic pipes withstand dynamic earth movements such as earthquakes and landslides. His recent contribution to be reviewed by conference is the most comprehensive survey of utilities carried out across the US to obtain data on water main failures.


This latest work showed that break rates for cast iron and asbestos cement pipes have significantly increased since a similar study was announced in 2012 and that utilities should increase replacement rates of those materials. PVC pipe remains the lowest break rate material when compared with asbestos cement, concrete, ductile iron, cast iron, and steel pipe materials.

During the Las Vegas conference, Ryan Benner, Greg Kodweis and Roger Jordan from the Las Vegas Valley Water Department are expected to endorse the professor's findings with local experience. The district delivers water to approximately 1.4 million residents within the City of Las Vegas and is currently replacing aging water pipelines with new PVC pipelines within a ten-year Capital Improvement Plan at a cost of USD 200 million.

Shaken not stirred


Also noted is that PE pipes are also favored for rehabilitation – especially for their flexible and sustained performance during extreme seismic activity. Conference attendees will closely review a water main replacement project undertaken by East Bay Municipal Utility District in a fire-seismic geohazard zone known as Panoramic Hill, a historic residential neighborhood located in Berkley and Oakland, California. Krista Moita, a civil engineer for the utility project will outline how the district replaced 7,800 feet of primarily four-inch unlined cast iron water mains with 12-inch HDPE pipelines.

Innovation and investment are key industrial drivers and Professor John Vlachopoulos from the McMaster University in Canada will announce improvements in the production process of double walled corrugated pipes. His innovative process design is expected to be of particular advantage in the production of large diameter sewer and drainage pipes.


The preliminary conference program and abstract book as well as information about sponsorship (only one opportunity remains available), online registration link, exhibition and list of registered companies are posted on: www.ppxix.com.


Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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: Uponor, PSILab and RTP Company

Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/

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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: 26 June 2018

PLASTIC PIPES XIX - LUNCH SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR LAS VEGAS

Organizers 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 organizations, 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 PIPE 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

Organizers 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/

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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: 14 May 2018

HAMILTON KENT AND BATTENFELD-CINCINNATI SPONSOR PPXIX

Organizers of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition announce that Hamilton Kent and battenfeld-cincinnati will each sponsor one of the coffee breaks at this year's event. The PPXIX conference will take place in Las Vegas, USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.

Sarah Patterson, chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee (PPXIX OC) for the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) comments: “The conference welcomes Hamilton Kent and battenfeld-cincinnati as sponsors. These companies are well known internationally and their association is noted warmly by the conference. Their addition completes another sponsorship level.”


“Hamilton Kent is an international supplier of rubber gaskets to the plastic pipe industry. Based in Toronto, Ontario Canada, this certified (ISO 9001) manufacturer has an additional production facility in Winchester, Tennessee USA.”

“Founded in 1943, they design and produce a broad range of rubber gaskets for a variety of plastic pipe materials and configurations, including corrugated HDPE and PP, and all PVC styles. Hamilton Kent also provides several styles of rubber connectors for plastic pipe to concrete structure connections.”

"battenfeld-cincinnati is a global supplier of complete extrusion solutions for pipe, profile, thermoforming sheet and pelletizing. With its large portfolio of innovative equipment, they can provide energy-efficient and resource-conserving equipment tailored to customer needs worldwide.”

“Core competencies are outstanding technology, global project engineering, complete extrusion lines from a single source and strong design and production competence. With a history in extrusion that dates back to 1943, battenfeld-cincinnati is active worldwide.”

Organizers of Plastic Pipes XIX point out that only two Silver level sponsorships, three lunchtime sponsorships and five exhibition spaces are available at this time.

Furthermore, given demand for conference participation, organizers recommend taking advantage of the Early Bird Rate of USD 1,300 that now applies until 18 May. After this date, the Standard Rate of USD 1,500 is applied.

The preliminary conference program and information about sponsorship, registration and exhibition facilities are posted on: www.ppxix.com

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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

• Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/

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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: 28 April 2018

LESS TALK MORE WALK AT PLASTIC PIPES XIX

Organizers of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition report that there will be a total of 99 papers delivered at this year's event. A preliminary handbook of abstracts is now posted to the website of the PPXIX conference that will take place in Las Vegas, USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.

Zoran Davidovski, Chair of the Conference Technical Program comments: “The technical and commercial world of plastic pipes gets together only once every two years. Our last conference in Berlin featured the delivery of 119 papers and hosted almost 450 delegates from 43 countries.”.

“In Las Vegas this year, we took a conscious decision to reduce the volume of papers to 99 and turn up the volume of networking. Europe will deliver the lion's share of presentations (39 papers), followed by USA (26 papers) and China (26 papers). The abstract book also includes papers from India, Japan, Austria, United Arab Emirates, China, Spain and many others.”

Davidovski explains that technicial delegates slightly exceed business delegates on the conference floor: “The fascinating yet complex versatility of plastics in our industry is such that numerous university science professors from around the world will attend Plastics Pipes XIX. It is also important to note that typically almost 40 per cent of delegates to this conference will occupy top level CEO/Vice President status.”

“What is even more remarkable is the scale, scope and spectrum of conference delegates that reflect the complete diversity of the value supply chain behind the global plastic pipe industry. Our conferences host pipe designers, raw material producers, consultants, architects, civil engineers, major utility providers, pipe, fittings and extrusion equipment manufacturers, scientists, representatives of government agencies and industrial associations.”

“Qui se ressemble, s'assemble!” notes Davidovski. “We are known by the company we keep. And it is those conversations that have produced a culture of innovation and commercial growth. Given this leading edge pace of progress, our conference will further emphasize the features and related benefits of the systems we produce and the ways our technology produces them.”

The preliminary conference program and information about sponsorship, registration and exhibition facilities are posted on: www.ppxix.com

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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

• Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/

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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: 5 April 2018

PLASTIC PIPES XIX – MORE NEW DEVELOPMENTS PREVIEWED

Organizers of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition announce that TRI Environmental will sponsor this year's event at the Silver level and that Milacron is sponsoring one of the coffee breaks. The PPXIX conference will take place in Las Vegas, USA, at the Red Rock Resort on September 24 – 26, 2018.

Announcing the news, Sarah Patterson, chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee (PPXIX OC) for the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) comments: “The conference welcomes TRI Environmental and Milacron as PPXIX sponsors.  Their addition further compliments the list of recognized companies committed to the success of the PPXIX conference.”

“TRI Environmental is a provider of pipe testing and research services for nonpressure to pressure pipe applications.  They are based in Austin, Texas USA. Their endorsement of our international event is highly significant for the plastic pipe industry.”

“From testing in accordance with AASHTO, ASTM International and ISO test procedures, to evaluation of pipe gaskets and associated service life determinations, their contribution to plastic pipe technology is considerable. Their support for manufacturing, design and user communities in verifying the best, most efficient hydraulic performance for a given project is well known.”

Patterson is equally delighted to announce the Milacron sponsorship. “Milacron is globally recognized as manufacturing innovative extruders since 1972,” Patterson remarks. “Their line-up of extrusion systems are designed and built in-house. And in their demonstration and development laboratories, they have made a science out of optimizing processing via natural compression techniques.”

Milacron is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio USA and supplies systems that range from extruders to new and rebuilt extrusion barrels and screws, pipe heads, dies and downstream equipment.

“With the developing list of PPXIX sponsors and the recently released preliminary technical program, the momentum and excitement continue to build for this Las Vegas event,” Patterson adds.


The preliminary conference program and information about sponsorship, registration and exhibition facilities are posted on: www.ppxix.com

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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

Coffee Break sponsors: Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/

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
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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 27 March 2018

PLASTIC PIPES XIX – MORE NEW DEVELOPMENTS PREVIEWED


Further new developments in the world of plastic pipes are previewed in advance of the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition. The event will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

China is now the world's largest producer and consumer of plastic pipes.Zhanjie Wang, Secretary of the China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA) will deliver a paper entitled Technical Progress and Quality Improvement. His association represents many large scale plastic pipe makers and has actively promoted innovation and technical standards for many years. This in a market where CPPA members have eclipsed small scale pipe makers through focusing on quality manufacturing.

Reference case studies are keenly received by conference – particularly those projects carried out by water, gas or sewer utility companies. Given the location of this year's event, a highly appropriate paper delivered by Roger Jordan (and co-authored by Greg Kodweis) will outline a pipeline replacement scheme undertaken by the Las Vegas Water Department. The state of Nevada is one of the 'driest' geographical locations in the USA. Its modern water management and conservation measures are evoking global interest.

The European Plastic Pipes and Fitting Association (TEPPFA) is undertaking a technical field project to measure the precise behavior of large diameter structured-wall pipes once they are buried in different installation conditions.The study is an extension of the Buried Pipe Project successfully carried out in 2000 on solid wall plastic pipes up to Ø315mm diameter. TEPPFA's Peter Sejersen will report on early results in his paper The Design of Large Diameter Buried Pipes. Conclusions are expected to endorse overwhelmingly the installation of large diameter plastic pipes.

“Pace and progress”


Zoran Davidovski, Chair of the Conference Technical Program comments: “Every two years, our international conference reviews the latest advances in technology and the global industry that makes it all possible.” Patterson explains. “Momentum for our Las Vegas conference is mounting and we expect well over 400 attendees (leaders and technical experts) from around 40 countries.”


“They will not only benefit from the actuality of the information presented but also share in the communication process. Networking is a strong driver behind the pace and progress of our global industry.“ 


The preliminary conference program and information about sponsorship, registration and exhibition facilities are posted on: www.ppxix.com

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE 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
- Coffee Break sponsors: Milacron and NSF International

Organizers 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/


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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 Őri at eva@evacon.hu
Tel.: + 36-30 -951- 4480



PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 8th March 2018.

PLASTIC PIPES XIX TO SHOWCASE HOST OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS


A host of new developments in the world of plastic pipes will be announced at the PLASTIC PIPES XIX Conference and Exhibition as previewed by the preliminary program posted on the conference website. The event will take place in Las Vegas, US at the Red Rock Resort on the 24 – 26 September 2018.

Zoran Davidovski, Chair of the Conference Technical Program comments: “A total of eighty papers will be delivered at our Las Vegas Conference. Technical innovation is continuously enhancing the way we design, make and install plastic pipe systems.”


“Throughout the world, this leading-edge technology is used increasingly to replace, renovate or rehabilitate aging non-plastic pipelines. This year's event will further emphasize the features and related benefits of the systems we produce and the ways our technology produces them.”


Zoran Davidovski will open the Las Vegas Conference with a paper detailing the results of a marketing research project that sheds light on what stakeholders think about plastic pipe sewer systems. This project was commissioned in early 2017 by The European Plastic Pipes & Fittings Association (TEPPFA) with the ultimate aim of understanding the main barriers and drivers that are perceived in the market. Davidovski will also review a multinational awareness campaign launched by TEPPFA to champion the suitability of such systems. The campaign, 'Discover: Plastics', is designed to inform and inspire decision-makers within the civil engineering and utilities sectors.


Crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe systems and their capabilities in the field of Hot & Cold water applications have proved successful in North America and around the world. Jacob John is a New Product Developer/Research Scientist in Polymer Engineering at Uponor Inc. His paper on New Crosslinked (PEX) Pipes from Sustainable Sources will generate significant interest.


World market growth in PVC pipe systems for new or replacement schemes is set to continue. Dane Tallen from Baerlocher in the UK will update conference on their Global Trends and their Implications for Recipe Design. His positive insight will be closely reviewed by major PVC pipe makers.


The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is the leading research, development and training organization of its kind in the USA. Ernest Lever, its Research & Development Director, will present the Development of Cyclic Pressure Fatigue(CPF) Test Method. The results of the study will be greatly acknowledged bythose on the polyethylene manufacturing chain and its end users.


Within the context of Sustainable Construction and Environmental Impact, Daniel Currence of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) will provide an Analysis of Integrated Recycled HDPE into Corrugated Piping. His positive findings are expected to have widespread commercial implications not only in the North American market but also worldwide.


The preliminary conference program and information about sponsorship, registration and exhibition facilities are posted on: www.ppxix.com
Sponsors for PPXIX are as follows:


Main corporate sponsors for PLASTIC PIPES XIX in Las Vegas are Baerlocher and Rollepaal
Gold level sponsors are McELROY, LyondellBasell, The Dow Chemical Company, S&B Technical Products Hultec USA and MOL
Silver sponsors comprise TRI Environmental, Rifeng Enterprise Group, SICA and Trelleborg
Welcome Reception sponsored by KraussMaffei Berstorff
IPAD corners are sponsored by PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association
Gala Dinner is sponsored by The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)
Milacron and NSF International are sponsors of individual conference coffee
breaks


Organizers 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/

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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: 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.

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.