PE100+ presents at PPCA Spin-Off Conferences in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Huangzhou (China)
The PE100+ Association, with the support of its members, has been actively promoting the use of PE100 materials in trenchless technology and the associations on line No-Dig Technical Guide through a series of presentations at conferences in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Among these, the Spin-Off conferences of the Plastic Pipe Conference Association (PPCA) in Johannesburg and Hangzhou attracted high attendance.
On September 4th 2017, Hans Pierik (President of PE100+ Association and Global Marketing Manager at SABIC Petrochemicals) gave a presentation at PIPES XI in Johannesburg, a conference jointly organized by PPCA and SAPPMA, about new tools developed by PE100+ that support the pipe industry, in particular the Online Guide for Trenchless Installation. One month later, Andrew Wedgner (Application Marketing manager with Borouge Pte.) presented at the Chinese Plastics Piping Association (CPPA) 5th International Plastic Pipe Conference, which was held in Hangzhou, the center of China’s e-commerce industry on 26 and 27 October 2017. The title of Andrew’s presentation was “The Design and Application of PE100 pipe in Trenchless Technology – Standards and the PE100+ Online Guide”. As the title suggests, it focused on the EN ISO 11295 family of standards, along with giving examples of different trenchless applications that use PE100 pipes and liners, before going on to talk about the association’s website and in particular the Design and Decision Module and Trenchless Methods sections of the online guide. The Online Guide has furthermore been promoted by the Association’s members at other events such as the Society of Plastic Engineer’s plastic pipes conference in Mumbai on 23 and 24 November 2017, Trenchless Indonesia conference on 30 and 31 August 2017, Trenchless Philippines conference on 16-18 November 2017, and end user PE100 workshops in China, Pakistan, Kenya and Tanzania.