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Members of the Association

BOREALISBOROUGEFormosa Plastics CorporationINEOS O&PIRPCKazanorgsintez PJSCKorea Petrochemical IND. Co., LTD (KPIC)LyondellBasellPetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical CompanyPRIME POLYMERSABICSCG Chemicals & Thai PolyethyleneSinopecTASNEE


PE100+ updating on the use of PE100 resins in trenchless applications in FrancePE100+ updating on the use of PE100 resins in trenchless applications in FranceTuesday 22 December 2020

The PE100+ Association was invited by the FSTT (French Society of Trenchless Technology) to present at their 22nd “Trenchless Day” in Le Havre , Normandy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This focus...

PE100+ Association further expands geographical scope with new member KazanorgsintezPE100+ Association further expands geographical scope with new member KazanorgsintezTuesday 03 November 2020

PE100+ has entered footprint in the Russian Federation and warmly welcomes new member Kazanorgsintez. The polymer producer was established in 1958 and has a wide range of materials. The grade...

PE100+ contributes to an improvement of pipe test standards by organising Round Robin TestsPE100+ contributes to an improvement of pipe test standards by organising Round Robin TestsMonday 21 September 2020

The PE100+ Association organised a Round Robin Test (RRT) on the hydrostatic pressure test according to ISO 1167-1/2 (20°C, Hoop Stress 12.4MPa) with help of their Technical Administrator Kiwa. All...

Practical assessments and tests confirm >100Year expected lifetime for PE PipesFriday 13 December 2019

Practical experiences gathered and technical assessments carried out support that polyethylene (PE) buried pipes have an expected service lifetime of over 100 years, comfortably exceeding the...

PE100+ Association celebrates 20 years of keeping PE pressure pipe at the top of its gameWednesday 11 December 2019

Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, November 28, 2019 - The PE100+ Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Founded in 1999 to assure consistent quality at the highest level in the production...

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Urs Amacher – Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd

GF Piping Systems is a globally present manufacturer of plastics piping systems for gas and water utilities, for hot and cold water distribution systems inside buildings and for industrial applications. Since 1994 already, +GF+ is using high quality PE100 materials for the production of its polyethylene fittings program. To support high quality PE...

Urs Amacher – Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd
Philippe Jacq – Suez Environnement

Suez Environnement is one of the major and leading water companies in the world providing treatment and distribution of drinking water to millions people, and has an active research center on water and environment (CIRSEE) involved in assessment and development of both technologies and material used in its worldwide business. CIRSEE's work covers...

Philippe Jacq – Suez Environnement

KM Ho – The Hong Kong & China Gas Company Limited “PE gas pipes have been widely used in our Group in China (including Hong Kong) for gas distribution applications. The use of good quality PE pipes and fittings, and implementation of good installation practices are very important to achieve long service life of the PE gas pipeline system....

Dr. Elmar Loeckenhoff

"Kunststoffrohrverband e.V. (KRV), an association of the plastics pipe industry, is a speaking partner for all applications of the German plastic pipes industries. The target of the KRV and its members is to offer high quality and reliable products. Polyethylene has been established as an important plastic pipe material already since 50 years and...

Dr. Elmar Loeckenhoff - Kunststoffrohrverband - KRV
Mike Shepherd

“High performance polyethylene is now, almost exclusively, the material of choice in the UK(90mm to 315mm) pipe systems and is increasingly being used for larger diameter trunk mains. As an end user, it is of utmost importance that these installations provide long and maintenance free service lives. The work of the PE100+ Association, by setting...

Mike Shepherd
Anna Wroblewska

Anna Wroblewska - Wavin - European Sales Manager Renovation “For Wavin company – the leading producer of plastic pipes - the highest quality of products offered to the customers is a matter of the highest importance. The necessary condition for manufacturing the high-quality pipes is the high-quality raw material. For many years Wavin has...

Anna Wroblewska - Wavin - European Sales Manager Renovation

Key figures

Member Companies covering Europe, Asia and the Middle East Year of creation
Qualified materials Advisory members Leading Industry Experts

Top articles

Why choose PE compounds for pressure pipe ?

Simplicity or consistency The simplest way for any polymer producer to operate is to produce...

Quality Materials List

PE100+ Quality Materials List is valid until December 2020. It is available online and a PDF...

What range of pipe diameters is available?

PE100 can be manufactured in a wide range of pipe diameters from 16mm to 2000mm. Even larger...

What is SDR pipe and how does it influence the pressure rating of the pipe?

SDR pipe : "Standard Dimensional Ratio" The SDR pipe is the "Standard Dimensional Ratio" and refers...

Testing methods

Creep rupture strength - Internal pressure test Constant internal pressure at constant...

Pipe Bursting and Splitting

PIPE BURSTING / SPLITTING - TECHNIQUE Pipe bursting and pipe splitting are trenchless methods used...

Founded in 1999, PE100+ Association is a global industry organization made of leading PE manufacturers (today 14) whose objective is to promote consistent quality at the highest level in the production and the use of PE100 pipe material. Safety and quality play critical roles in PE pipe applications. In 1999, three leading PE producers took the initiative to build up the Association to guarantee that PE100+ pipe materials meet the highest possible requirements. By monitoring the most critical properties of enhanced requirements, PE 100+ Association is able to issue a “PE100+ Association Quality Materials List” on a regular basis.

Based on all the concerns detailed above, the PE100+ association approach is based upon the exclusive use of fully compounded PE100 resins that has been so successful in gas and water systems in Europe.

PE100 pipe compounds are usually produced on line using specialised equipment during the pelletisation process. This creates a consistent raw material to be used for quality pipe production thus providing this important peace of mind for the network owner.