Last Call for Papers – Plastic Pipes 2020 International Conference

Deadline October 22, 2019

October 3, 2019 The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) today that as many as 100 abstracts are expected to be received for the next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, September 21 – 23, 2020, which will be held in Amsterdam at the Hotel Okura.  The deadline for abstracts to be submitted in English is October 22, 2019. Additional guidelines are posted at www.ppxx.eu or www.plasticpipesconference.com. Held every two years, the event is hosted by the PPCA members: PE 100+ Association, Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).  

Sarah Patterson of the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc., who is Co-Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee and Chair of the Technical Program, is confident that the event will prompt landmark developments in the business and technology of her industry. “The world of plastic pipes continues to share its innovative versatility through our truly international conference and exhibition.

“Many new developments have been presented during the PPCA conferences. For PPXIX in Las Vegas, examples included: a PEX pipe from bio-based sustainable resource (Canada), composite pipe made from polyethylene/aluminum/polyethylene in a PVC casing for outdoor gas conveyance (China), subsea 560 mm SDR 7.27 PE100 pipe (UAE), new thermoforming process for integrated PP-HM sockets (Italy), new bimodal dual rated PE4710/ PE100 polyethylene resin design addressing large diameter heavy walled pipe (USA), application of biomimetric design concepts for pipe (Austria) and new booster heat stabilizers for PVC and CPVC compounds (Italy).” 

Patterson explained that the subject matter for papers focuses on “all aspects of plastic pipe systems such as raw materials, joining methods/components, processing equipment, additive/ingredients, test methods, plastic pipeline solutions, application areas, sustainability performance and latest market issues.” 

The full list of key subjects and critical technical program dates are posted to the PPXX conference web page. 

“Our conference is the forum for human and pipeline connections. Next year’s event will be no exception,” Patterson stated. 

PPCA has published a factsheet to inform potential delegates of the benefits of participation. This information alongside details of registration, sponsorship and exhibition space has been posted to the PPCA website: www.ppxx.eu.

October 22 is the deadline to submit abstracts for the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, September 21 – 23, 2020, which will be held in Amsterdam at the Hotel Okura. 

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