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PE100+ Association 19th Advisory Board Meeting

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PE100+’s advisory board’s annual meeting took place in Riga/Latvia. Our expert panel from several countries outside and inside Europe came together for the 19th time on June 7, 2018.

PE100+ Association 19th Advisory Board Meeting

Ulrich Schulte as Chairman of the advisory board welcomed the members and opened the meeting.

Hans Pierik as president of the PE100+ association provided a review of our 2017 activities and projects which included the European and Asian communications efforts: Members of PE100+ provided lectures at a number of events: MCsSZ conference/Budapest, Münchner Kunststoffrohrtage, PPCA Spin-off South-Africa, Trenchless Romania, Trenchless Indonesia, PPCA Spin-off in Hangzou/China, Trenchless Balkans, Curso sobre diseno e instalacion de tuberias Spain, North Cyprus conference of Turkish utility members,  Trenchless Philippines

In addition to these events, a press release on the no-dig tool has been issued, further improvement and promotion of the PE100+ website had been presented.

Following this review, activities planned for 2018 were shared including the promotion of our new website, participation to various conferences and follow-up of technical studies. Special focus was given on the upcoming PPCA Conference Plastics pipes XIX in September in Las Vegas, where PE100+ is actively contributing as member of PPCA as well in the organizing committee of the conference.

After the overview on PE100+’ activities, the conference continued with very interesting contributions by the guest speakers:

  • Standardization: update on ISO & CEN activities – Steve Beech / SHB Consulting
  • Insufficient homogenization during extrusion of PE-pipes – Windows and their effect on butt fusion joint integrity - Mike Troughton / TWI Ltd UK
  • Changes in market, cast iron pipes to HDPE products 2008-2018 – Edgars Vilkins / EVOPIPES
  • DVGW Project 3-01-14 Requirements for pipes made of PE100RC for alternative installation techniques – Werner Wessing / E.ON
  • Ductile iron pipe in water distribution. Technical and marketing advantages of PE100+ - Tom Sangster / Downley Consultants Ltd

The topic on PE100 vs. ductile iron was further elaborated in two workshops that focused on

  • Lifetime cost of ownership and environmental/sustainability
  • Service life and potable water safety

And provided further valuable insight into advantaged of PE100 materials as well as ideas for promotional activities.

PE100+ would like to express their gratitude to the members of the advisory board for the fruitful discussion and their valuable input to the activities of the association. A special thanks to the guest speakers for their preparation and excellent presentations.

Last update Wednesday 05 September 2018

Members of the Association

BOREALISBOROUGEFormosa Plastics CorporationHanwha TotalEnergiesINEOS O&PIRPCKorea Petrochemical IND. Co., LTD (KPIC)LyondellBasellORLEN UnipetrolPetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical CompanyPRIME POLYMERSABICSCG Chemicals & Thai PolyethyleneSinopecTASNEE