PE 100+ Association issues new Positive List of MaterialsAt the 23rd of April 2001, the PE 100+ Association publishes the updated PE 100+ Association s Positive List of Materials. In total, ten PE 100 products from five member companies have met the PE 100+ requirements
Press Release 23 April 2001
Increased number of products passing the PE 100+ requirements PE 100+ Association issues new Positive List of Materials
PE 100+ Association issues new Positive List of Materials
At the 23rd of April 2001, the PE 100+ Association publishes the updated PE 100+ Association's Positive List of Materials. In total, ten PE 100 products from five member companies have met the PE 100+ requirements and, as a consequence, are published on this list.
Since the last Positive List of materials has been launched, two additional raw material producers joined the PE 100+ Association. This fact, as well as the ongoing product development in PE 100 products, has resulted in an increased number of products on the list. In particular, the number of both yellow-orange and blue coloured products has grown. The released Positive List of Materials is valid until the end of October 2001.
The PE 100+ Association
Founded on the 24th of February 1999, the PE 100+ Association is an industry organisation of several polyethylene (PE) manufacturers. Its objective is to guarantee consistent quality at the highest level in the production and the use of PE 100 pipe material. By monitoring the most critical properties of enhanced requirements, it is able to issue a "PE 100+ Association Positive List of Materials" on a regular basis. The Association also aims to create a marketing platform to promote the use of PE piping in general.
As the goal is to set higher performance standards than those founded in CEN/ISO, more demanding tests are carried out by independent, internationally-respected laboratories, namely Creep Rupture Strength, Stress Crack Resistance, and Resistance to Crack Propagation. At present, following companies have met the PE 100+ requirements: ATOFINA, Borealis AB, Basell Polyolefine GmbH, Solvay Polyolefines Europe, and DSM Polyolefine GmbH.