2018 Las-Vegas : Slow crack growth resistance of non-virgin polymers
Author(s) : Andreas Frank, Isabelle J. Berger, Mario Messiha, Carl-Gustaf Ek, Norbert Schuler, Jens-Martin Storheil, Erwin Mayrbäurl, Steve Heeley, Frank Krause, Lodewijk Niemöller, Philippe Gabriëls, Yogesh S. Deshmukh, Florian Arbeiter, Thomas Koch, Gerald Pinter
In order to improve the circular economy of polymers in terms of sustainability and reduced carbon footprint, the increased use of recyclates has become a topic of major importance. Due to their long design lifetimes, pipe applications represent an excellent opportunity to create added value to non-virgin polymers. In...
2016 Berlin : Polypropylene Pipe: An Evolving Market
Author(s) : Steve Sandstrum, Stefan Dreckoetter, Zak Schultz
This paper provides a historical overview of the development of polypropylene (PP) for piping applications. The discussion includes a historical review of each step in the evolutionary trend for PP piping materials over the last 40 years and culminates with a focus on the most recent development in PP piping...
2016 Berlin : PVC4Pipes Training and Presentation Packages - 2016
Author(s) : Jean-Francois Greiner, Steve Tan, Alastair Walmsley
PVC4Pipes, a non-profit association founded in Brussels in 2003, whose main purpose is to support and stimulate the use of PVC pipe systems, has recognized the need to improve the knowledge and the perception in the market of the quality and environmental sustainability of PVC pipe systems. So a series of...
2014 Chicago : Designing Color Masterbatches to Meet the Demands of the Application
Author(s) : Andy Ethridge, Meril Maman, Dr. Markus Grob, White G. Jee
Color masterbatches or concentrates have been in use with plastic pipes as a means of color coding for identification of pipes by application. The color masterbatch contains not only color pigment(s), but also other ingredients that are necessary to protect the pipe during production and assure long-term durability....
2014 Chicago : PE100 and PE4710 Sourcing Components in a Global Market
Author(s) : Steve Sandstrum, Stephen Boros
As the technical performance and reliability of polyethylene pipe systems have grown, so too has the range of application and the complexities for designing and sourcing the variety of components necessary for these projects. In today’s global market, major industrial and/or municipal investments such as raw water...
2014 Chicago : PVC4Pipes Training and Presentation Packages - 2014
Author(s) : GREINER Jean-François, TAN Steve, WALMSLEY Alastair
In order to make it easy for the PVC pipe manufacturers to train their sales forces in a professional and consistent way across Europe and to give them a set of clear reference data, PVC4Pipes has taken a first initiative in developing a Training Toolkit, a set of Power Point slides, which provide information about...
2012 Barcelona : Innovative approachs to assuring quality pipe compounds
Author(s) : White Jee
As significant improvements are made to thermoplastic materials from the first
generation of monomodal pipe compounds to the current generation of high melt
strength, bimodal pipe compounds, signihnt innovations have occurred to assure
quality pipe compounds are produced and used in this industry. One of...
2012 Barcelona : Polyethylene Pipe and Hydroelectric Development
Author(s) : Sandstrum Steve
The term “hydroelectricity” conjures images of massive concrete dams and vast reservoirs that harness
the power associated with moving water. More recently, however, technological advancements and
environmental awareness have resulted in renewed interest in small-scale hydroelectric projects. These
2012 Barcelona : The impact of material components in irrigation pipe application
Author(s) : Jee White
The use of irrigation piping systems has grown significantly in recent years driven by water
shortage and the need to optimize the growth of the global food supply. In the production of
piping products, depending on the application standard being utilized, producer's options for
UV stabilizations include black...
2012 Barcelona : Training Toolkit for Training the Sales Forces of PVC Pipe Manufacturers across Europe
Author(s) : Jean-Francois Greiner, Steve Tan, Alastair Walmsley and a set of industry experts
In order to make it easy for the PVC pipe manufacturers to train their sales forces in a
professional and consistent way across Europe and to give them a set of clear
reference data, PVC4Pipes has developed a Training Toolkit, a set of Power Point
slides, which provide information about PVC-U and PVC-C Pipe Systems,...
2010 Vancouver : The Impact of Colorants in a Piping System
Author(s) : White G. Jee, Sam D’Uva, Noshir Khandwawala, and Nitin Tiwari
In designing and installing a total piping system, there are many aspects to consider when
one selects the various components that comprise a piping system. One aspect that has
been successfully utilized in the plastics piping industry is the use of colorants to identify
the targeted end-use application of the piping...
2006 Washington DC : Key Parameter for Improving Extrusion Productivity
Author(s) : Jee, Buriak, Torres
In a pipe manufacturing process, extrusion parameters are optimized to assure the
maximum production of quality pipe meeting appropriate standard requirements. As
equipment technology has evolved, the use of grooved feed extruders has created a
significant improvement in the ability of extruders to manufacture quality...
2004 Milan : High Density PE Water Distribution Systems
Author(s) : Sandstrum
The use of polyethylene pipe in potable water systems has grown considerably over the past thirty years on both a domestic (North America) and international (Global) basis. Factors driving this growth have included material improvements, standards development, expansion of innovative construction techniques and...
2001 Munich : Dynamar Fluoropolymer Processing Additives in Applications of HDPE Pipes
Author(s) : Papp, Steve, Amos, Briers
Fluoropolymer based polymer processing additives (PPAs) are frequently used in the
polyethylene industry. Besides their ability to eliminate melt fracture and die build-up,
PPAs are used to optimise the process conditions in a wide range of applications without
having to make compromises on the properties of the final...
2001 Munich : The Introduction of PE-100 at Washington Gas
Author(s) : Gunther, Sandstrum
Washington Gas has been researching a number of innovative methods for the repair and
replacement of older large diameter cast iron mains. We considered direct burial, rolldown,
U Lining, PIM, and guided boring. The ideal replacement technique would allow for a fully
rated (64 psi or 5 bar) system which would have a...