Plastic Pipes XX Conference to feature 100 presentations  

The Plastic Pipe Conference Association (PPCA) recently announced that there will be 100 presentations discussing advancements in material development, research findings, case studies, non-destructive testing (NDT) methods and other areas concerning plastic pipe at the upcoming Plastic Pipes XX (PPXX) conference, being held September 21 to 23, 2020 in Amsterdam. The conference is held every two years and is hosted by PPCA members: PE 100+ Association, the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).

A few of the technical papers planned for presentation include: a discussion about the initiatives being advocated in Europe by the Circular Plastics Alliance to support the growth of using recycled material for pipe applications. Highlighted during this session will be the goals already achieved such as new and faster test methods; the life-cycle assessment (LCA) study of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe in Thailand that includes more than 48 years of data. The results of the study have been used to gain awareness of the environmental benefits of PVC pipes relative to traditional materials used in the region; a real-life case history about the on-site extrusion of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe using a mobile plant in the west Texas Permian basin.

The three-day conference will cover many aspects of plastic pipe systems, such as raw materials, joining methods/components, processing equipment, additive/ingredients, test methods, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, case studies, sustainability performance and latest market issues.

The list of presentations, session times and dates will be posted on the PPXX conference web page in late first quarter 2020. For more information on registration, sponsorship and exhibition space details, visit: