PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 1 October 2019

AMSTERDAM PIPE CONFERENCE: LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XX are expecting to receive as many as 100 abstracts for their conference and exhibition that takes place in the “Pipe” District of Amsterdam at the Hotel Okura on September 21 - 23, 2020. With a deadline of 22 October this year, only three weeks remain for delegates to submit their abstracts.

Sarah Patterson who is Co-Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee and Chair of the Technical Program is confident that the event will prompt landmark developments in the business and technology of her industry. “The world of plastic pipes continues to share its innovative versatility through our truly international conference and exhibition.”

“Many new developments have been presented during the PPCA conferences. For PPXIX in Las Vegas, examples included: a PEX pipe from bio-based sustainable resource (Canada), composite pipe made from polyethylene/aluminum/polyethylene in a PVC casing for outdoor gas conveyance (China), subsea 560 mm SDR 7.27 PE100 pipe (UAE), new thermoforming process for integrated PP-HM sockets (Italy), new bimodal dual rated PE4710/ PE100 polyethylene resin design addressing large diameter heavy walled pipe (USA), application of biomimetric design concepts for pipe (Austria) and new booster heat stabilizers for PVC and CPVC compounds (Italy).”

Patterson explains that the subject matter for papers focuses on “all aspects of plastic pipe systems such as raw materials, joining methods/components, processing equipment, additive/ingredients, test methods, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, sustainability performance and latest market issues.”

The full list of key subjects and critical technical program dates are posted to the PPXX conference web page.

“Our conference is the forum for human and pipeline connections. Next year's event will be no exception,” Patterson affirms.

PPCA has published a factsheet to inform potential delegates of the benefits of participation. This information alongside details of registration, sponsorship and exhibition space has been posted to the PPCA website: www.ppxx.eu

The following sponsors are already on board for PLASTIC PIPES XX in Amsterdam:

  • Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal
  • Gold level sponsors: MOL, Hultec, LyondellBasell
  • Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)
  • Welcome Reception sponsor: KraussMaffei Berstorff
  • Lunch sponsor: RTP Company
  • Coffee Break sponsor: battenfeld-cincinnati
  • IPAD corner sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association
  • Official Carriers of the Conference: Air France / KLM

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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.: + 36-30-951-4480

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 2 September 2019

IN TOUCH WITH THE DUTCH AT PPXX IN AMSTERDAM


The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has highlighted the promotional and networking opportunities of its next conference and exhibition, PLASTIC PIPES XX. Hosted in Amsterdam at the Hotel Okura, this event will be held September 21 - 23, 2020.


PPXX event organizers report that the technical exhibition will comprise 36 booths and that 12 major companies and organizations in the plastic pipe world have already reserved space.

“Amsterdam will host conference delegates from over 40 countries. Key players will include pipe designers, raw material producers, consultants, architects, civil engineers, pipe fittings and extrusion equipment manufacturers, distinguished scientists and leading representatives of government agencies and industrial associations and major utility providers.”

“Our technical exhibition plays an active role in networking during our Conference. This truly international platform showcases some of the latest developments in product design, manufacture, maintenance, evaluation and testing procedures.”

Zoran Davidovski, Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee remarks: “Amsterdam is a very appropriate venue for our twentieth conference. Our technology was first invented in Germany, then commercially pioneered in the Netherlands and now continues to be developed throughout the world.”


Furthermore, the PPCA has published factsheets to inform potential delegates, sponsors and exhibitors of the scope and scale of participation. This information alongside registration has been posted to the PPCA website: www.ppxx.eu

The following sponsors are already on board for PLASTIC PIPE XX in Amsterdam:

  • Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal
  • Gold level sponsors: MOL,Hultec, LyondellBasell
  • Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)
  • Welcome Reception sponsor: KraussMaffei Berstorff
  • Lunch sponsor: RTP Company
  • Coffee Break sponsor: battenfeld-cincinnati
  • IPAD corner sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association

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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: 16 May 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS AT PP XX IN AMSTERDAM

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has issued a call for papers to be presented at its next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX. Hosted in Amsterdam at the Hotel Okura, this event will be held September 21 - 23, 2020. Abstracts need to be submitted in English by October 22, 2019 and additional guidelines are posted on: www.ppxx.eu

“The main program will comprise approximately 100 presentations relating to the design and development, testing, installation and operation of plastic pipes systems,” stated Sarah Patterson, Co-chair and Technical Program Manager of PPXX. “The papers will detail technical solutions or developments addressing engineering issues using plastic pipes systems or components. Also, papers identifying market trends for future growth of plastic pipes and components will be accepted for consideration.”

2020 is seen as a landmark year for the plastic pipe industry. Zoran Davidovski, Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee, is confident of further market growth. “Our technology and commerce have always been propelled by ceaseless innovation throughout the entire supply chain. This call for papers is expected to harvest some commercially significant developments from Europe and particularly from North America and China where current growth in demand is significant.”

“New materials, applications and scientific advances are about to change the world of plastic pipe systems in many respects and Amsterdam will provide a global medium for their communication.”

Conference topic areas include market issues, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas for plastic pipes, processing, test methods and performance of plastic pipes and fittings, sustainability and case studies. The full list of key subjects is posted on the conference web page.


“In 2018, more than 400 delegates from 40 countries attended PPXIX in Las Vegas to review 93 technical papers, network at global level and connect with the 33 exhibiting companies," remarked Patterson. “Presentations were of high quality and the forum provided a genuine technical transfer of knowledge and experience from the entire global industry. Our PPCA conferences typically serve as a platform to facilitate communication between all stakeholders in the plastic pipe industry.”

Alternating between the United States and Europe every even numbered year, the three-day Plastic Pipes Conference and Exhibition is the largest event of its kind which is focused solely on plastic pipe systems and applications.

The event is hosted by the PPCA members: PE 100+ Association, Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).

Information, online registration, exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities for Plastic Pipes XX are now available through: www.ppxx.eu


The following sponsors are already on board for PLASTIC PIPE XX in Amsterdam:


• Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal

• Gold level sponsors: MOL, S&B Technical Products Hultec USA, LyondellBasell

• Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)

• Welcome Reception sponsor: KraussMaffei Berstorff

• Lunch sponsor: RTP Company

• IPAD corners sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association

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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.: + 36-30-951-4480



PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 4 February 2019  PLANS FOR OZPIPE XIX IN FULL SWING

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announces that its spin-off event in Australasia will be called OZPIPE XIX and will showcase significant developments in the field of plastic pipe technology and industry. It also reports that a website has been launched to communicate Plastic Pipes XX, its main global Conference and Exhibition to be held next year in Amsterdam.

OZPIPE XIX will be hosted late this year in Australia on 7 and 8 November 2019 at Dockside on Cockle Bay in Sydney. PPXX will be held on 21 -23 September in 2020 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Zoran Davidovski, chair of the PPCA Organizing Committee comments:

“OZPIPE XIX is shaping up to be an exciting technical event on the Australasian calendar for 2019. The world market for plastic pipes continues to grow exponentially by volume and by application. Significant technical and commercial developments are set to transform the global plastic pipe industry and these will have particular consequences for the Australasian region.”

Davidovski adds that speakers from the UK, USA, Belgium, China and Austria have already confirmed their attendance at OZPIPE XIX and that a call for papers will be issued this February. It is also important to note that this Conference and Exhibition will be hosted by The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA).

Main corporate sponsors for OZPIPE XIX and PPXX are Rollepaal and Baerlocher. “Rollepaal is one of the world's leading suppliers of pipe extrusion equipment,” comments Davidovski. “And Baerlocher is a global supplier of additives to the plastic pipe industry.”

“We are also delighted that MOL will sponsor Ozpipe XIX at Gold Level. MOL is a leading manufacturer of injected moulded and extruded elastomer sealing systems and rubber profiles. Such endorsements clearly indicate that our event in Amsterdam will gain tremendous momentum.”

Information, online registration, exhibition space and sponsorship for Plastic Pipes XX are now made possible through a new website: www.ppxx.eu. Also posted is a promotional video for this Amsterdam event. Sponsors who have agreed to endorse PLASTIC PIPE XX in Amsterdam are as follows:

Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal

Gold level sponsors: MOL

Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association

(TEPPFA)

IPAD corners sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association

Further information concerning OZPIPE XIX is available on the PIPA website via

https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/ppxix-spin-off-conference-ozpipe-xix/

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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


PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 16 October 2018

AMSTERDAM TO HOST PPXX IN 2020

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) reports that Plastic Pipes XX Conference and Exhibition will be hosted in Amsterdam 21 -23 September in 2020 at the Hotel Okura. Two spin-off events have also been announced: Guangzhou, China in September 2019 followed by Sydney, Australia in November 2019.

Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee is Zoran Davidovski, Vice President Marketing & Innovation of Pipelife International. Davidovski comments on the choice of Amsterdam for the next conference: “Amsterdam is a fitting choice for PPXX. The Dutch are world renowned masters in water management. The Netherlands has also spearheaded the commercial development of plastic pipe materials, systems and technology. In addition to leading in the field of plastic pipe collection and recycling schemes, the Dutch have been in the forefront of plastic pipe R&D.”

“Amsterdam is a vibrant and fascinating location for our conference. Its rich history of culture, arts and science are aspects to behold. Also, of interest is that Amsterdam and much of The Netherlands is below sea level. Since the 17th century, the city forefathers have constructed canals to provide transport and drainage. Today, municipal drainage, sewer and water utilities are mostly supplied by modern plastic pipes.”

Dates of the PPCA spin-off events will be communicated shortly. A website for registration, information, sponsorship opportunities and available exhibition space is currently in preparation. Meanwhile information can be obtained directly from conference organizer: Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu

Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee underlined the success of the Las Vegas conference. Sarah Patterson, Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute, comments: “Over 400 delegates from approximately 40 countries attended PPXIX to review 93 technical papers, network at the global level and connect with the 34 exhibiting companies.”

“The world of plastic pipe technology is home to a booming market for ideas, innovation and development. Presentations were of high quality and the forum provided a genuine technical transfer of knowledge and experience from the entire global manufacturing industry.”

Approximately 210 companies attended PPXIX representing many countries. Given that this year's conference was hosted in the USA, a breakdown analysis of attendees pinpoints North America (54 percent) as the major origin of delegates. Nevertheless, Europe occupied second league position with 23 percent of conference participants, followed by Asia (predominantly China) at 15 percent. Countries new to the PPCA conference included Romania, Botswana, Columbia, Peru and others.

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE XIX in Las Vegas, USA were 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

Media Sponsor: INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE

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