June 2021 Vol. 2

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * ASTM * Cimbria Capital * Corzan * CPVC * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * Failure Analysis * GF Piping * IPEX * QENOS * PE100 * PERT * Plasson * PPN * PolyPipe Ltd. * Rehau * Reliance * RWC * SCG * Shell * TUBI Group * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australia’s Qenos to Shut Petrochem Units
https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2216354-australias-qenos-to-shut-petchem-units

Top Quality, Traceable Welds are Crucial to Ensuring High Performing HDPE Pipelines
https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/top-quality-traceable-welds-are-crucial-to-ensuring-high-performing-pipelines-2021-06-07/rep_id:4136

Aliaxis and Private Equity Owner Cimbria Capital to Accelerate Big Data Analytics of Water Pipe Systems
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/corporate-venture-investor-joins-cimbria-capital-to-accelerate-apx10-301310578.html

Interview with Tubi Group About Continuous Extrusion of HDPE Pipes In the Field With Elimination of 90% of Fusion Welds
https://irrigationleadermagazine.com/wes-long-bringing-hdpe-on-site-with-tubi-group/

Shell Presents Profiles of its In-House Plastic Pipe Expertise
https://www.shell.us/business-customers/shell-polymers/pipe-extrusion.html

Corzan Publish Technical Brochure on Chemical Resistance for CPVC Pipe and Fittings [PDF]
https://f.hubspotusercontent30.net/hubfs/4298533/Corzan_Industrial/Guides_and_Resources/en-us/en-us-COR-Chemical-Compatibility-WP-PDF_V2.pdf

PolyPipe Limited (UK) Patents New Poly Pipe Connection Method
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021111130A1.pdf

IPEX Patent New Push Fitting for Plastic Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021068055A1.pdf

Today – Webinar on Minimum Performance Requirements of HDPE Pressure Pipes (Register Now)
https://alkadyne.com.au/register-your-interest-for-the-upcoming-pipe-webinar-series/

Plasson Australia Receives Approval for Electrofusion, Compression Joint and Pushfittings for HDPE Pipe
https://www.wsaa.asn.au/appraisal/plasson-australia-pty-ltd-electrofusion-compression-joint-and-pushfit-fittings-pe-pipe

Celebrating 50 Years of Swiss Quality and Innovation at GF Piping Systems’ Seewis Factory
https://news.cision.com/georg-fischer-piping-systems-ltd/r/celebrating-50—years-of-swiss-quality-and-innovation-at-gf-piping-systems–seewis-factory,c3364517

ASTM Releases New Standard Specification for Standard Specification for Polyethylene of Raised Temperature/Aluminium/Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT/AL/PE-RT) Composite Pressure Pipe
https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/HISTORICAL/F3506-21.htm

POLY PIPE FAILURE

Plastic Pipe Failure Analysis
HDPE PIPE, PVC PIPE, PP-R PIPE, HOBAS PIPE AND SPOOLABLE COMPOSITE PIPE
If you are looking for an expert witness for your case involving plastic pipe failure analysis, then you rely on the team at ExcelPlas Polymer Consultants
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Plastic-Pipe-Testing-NTs.pdf

GRP PIPES

The Influence of Acidic Soil and the Environment for Glass-Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Composite Material Used for Ground Water Transport Pipes
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/12/3160/pdf

Investigations of the Effect of Moisture and Impurities on the Long-Term Creep Behaviour of Polymer Composite Pipes
https://www.x-mol.com/paperRedirect/1402391750406291456

ENVIRONMENT

Twenty Polymer Firms Produce 55% of World’s Plastic Waste, Report Reveals
“Plastic pollution is one of the greatest and most critical threats facing our planet,” said Dr Andrew Forrest AO, chairman of the Minderoo Foundation
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/18/twenty-firms-produce-55-of-worlds-plastic-waste-report-reveals

Polymer Resin Producers Invest Billions in New Recycling Technology
https://waste-management-world.com/a/european-plastics-manufacturers-invest-billions-of-euros-in-chemical-recycling

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Poly Pipe Space Across the Globe
PPN we reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the plastic pipe industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
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This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

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June 2021 Vol. 1

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS:  * Aliaxis * Asahitec™ * Blansol * ExcelPlas * F.W. Webb  * GF Piping * IPLEX * McElroy * PEXX * PIPA * PPI * PPN * PP-R  * RWC * SABIC

INDUSTRY NEWS

IPLEX Goes Large with 1800 mm Diameter PE Pipe
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2021/06/03/iplex-goes-large-with-pe-pipe/

F.W. Webb Named New Distributor of McElroy Fusion Equipment
https://www.supplyht.com/articles/104052-fw-webb-named-distributor-of-mcelroy-fusion-equipment

RWC List of Price Increases [PDF]
https://www.tubefit.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/RWC-Price-Increase-update-26.05.2021.pdf

Piping Project for Saltwater Disposal Plant Wins PPI Award
https://www.watertechonline.com/industry/oil-gas/article/14204461/plastics-pipe-institute-piping-project-for-saltwater-disposal-plant-wins-ppi-award

Sliplining Rehabilitation Offers Solution for Providence Water
Providence Water has taken vigilant measures before an issue becomes a disaster and embarked on a systematic and comprehensive inspection, repair, and risk assessment program.
https://www.waterworld.com/wastewater/press-release/14204303/sliplining-rehabilitation-offers-solution-for-providence-water

Advantages of Industrial Blansol’s PEX-A Pipes
https://www.blansol.com/pex-multilayer/pexa-pipe/

GF Piping Systems – “We make Process Automation Easy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPVG1dU4g8Y

GF Piping’s Mark Bulmer and Charles Freda Speak About How Engineered Plastic Piping Systems can Offer Enhanced Mission-Critical Cooling in Data Centres
https://www.hpac.com/industry-event-news/article/21137958/gf-piping-systems-to-present-at-dcd-keeping-it-cool-virtual-conference

NEW RESEARCH

Investigation on SABIC Polyethylene of Raised Temperature Resistance (PE-RT) Service Performance Using an Autoclave Test
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/epoly-2021-0029/html

Structural Response of Non-perforated and Perforated Corrugated HDPE Pipes Under Variable Loading
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1537511021001021

Systematic Literature Review of the Application of Extended Finite Element Method in Failure Prediction of Pipelines
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667143321000299

Influence of the Temperature On the Hydraulic Resistance of HDPE Pressure Pipes
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2021/39/e3sconf_form2021_04004.pdf

Study on Numerical Analysis Method of Onshore Launching System Design for Over-length With Large Diameter HDPE Pipe
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/768/1/012160/pdf

Cooling and Annealing of Plastic Pipe
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2451904921001323

Rupture of an Industrial GFRP Composite Mitered Elbow Pipe
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/9/1478/htm

NEW JOBS

PEXX Pty Ltd. Seeking Experienced Machine Operators (CEO David Freund)
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/experienced-machine-operators-at-pexx-pty-ltd-2421615253?refId-qjfo3e2RaqTql9nNLcwlcA

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Poly Pipe Space Across the Globe
PPN we reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the plastic pipe industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

Do You Have Any Poly Pipe News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

COMMUNICATE YOUR BRAND TO A GLOBAL AUDIENCE WITH JUST ONE CLICK

PPN – Your Global Source of Plastic Piping News and Technology
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

MORE NEWS

Get More Poly Pipe News
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

May 2021 Vol. 5

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * ADS * Advanced Drainage Systems * Aliaxis * Asahitec™ * Electrofusion * Esen Plastics * ExcelPlas * GF Piping * Hongyue Plastics * John Guest * LyondellBasell * One Plus * PE100+ * PIPA * PPI * PPN * PP-R * PPXX Conference * QENOS * TUBI LIMITED * Wavin

INDUSTRY NEWS

Tilley’s TUBI Pipe Dream Ends in Frozen Company (Breaking News)
https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/management/tilley-s-pipe-dream-ends-in-frozen-company-20210524-p57ujt

QENOS To Close Half of Its Polyethylene Manufacturing Lines (Breaking News)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/2CS079ouuoEVDDY#pdfviewer

Problems Mount for Builders as Plastic Pipe Suppliers Close Order Books (Breaking News)
Pipe manufacturer  Wavin has told customers to expect longer lead times to fill orders and said it will focus on key product lines for the moment
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/construction/problems-mount-for-builders-as-suppliers-close-order-books-1.4572893

Plastic Pipe Institute Names Projects of the Year (Breaking News)
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/plastic-pipe-institute-names-projects-year

Updated PPXX Presentation Schedule for Plastic Pipes XX (Amsterdam 6-8th September 2021)
https://ppxx.eu/upload/BEK148_01.pdf

Hongyue Plastic Group Co, Showcase Their Extensive Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Capabilities (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TehAKHSLvqQ

Plastic Pipe Manufacturer ADS Joins Forces with The Recycling Partnership to Help Create a Sustainable Future
https://www.waste360.com/plastics/advanced-drainage-systems-joins-forces-recycling-partnership-help-create-sustainable-future

Asahitec PP-RCT Pipe Chosen for Texas Military Base
https://www.plasticstoday.com/extrusion-pipe-profile/plastic-pipe-institute-names-projects-year

PIPA Updates Industry Guidelines for Polyethylene Pipe and Fitting Compounds (May 2021)
https://pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/POP004-Issue-24-May-2021.pdf

Aliaxis New Video on HDPE PLX Termination Fittings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3O2rdrmPog

GF Piping Introduces iFIT™ Push-fit System for Connecting Polybutene (PB) and Multilayer Composite (ML) Pipes with a Unique Modular Adapter Technology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h1UE1lcJ1I

John Guest (now part of RWC) Hits 60 Year Landmark
https://professionalbuildersmerchant.co.uk/news/john-guest-hits-60-year-landmark/

LyondellBasell Recovers Post Strong First Quarter Results
https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/lyondellbasell-recovers-post-strong-first-quarter-results

LyondellBasell, Dow, Nova Chemicals Announce $25M Circular Plastics Fund
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2021/05/26/10644149/dow-nova-lyondellbasell-announce-new-circular-plastics-fund

PEX-a Burst Pressure 8.7% Higher than PE-RT Pipe (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4xeRQoNys

Esen Plastic Industries (Turkey) Produce GRP Pipe Up to 4 m in Diameter (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2csQf55R_PI

Polypropylene, the Miracle Plastic for Pipes and Valves
https://empoweringpumps.com/lunch-learn-with-vince-polypropylene-the-miracle-plastic-for-pipes-and-valves/

JOBS

Aliaxis Seeking Group Communications Officer
https://be.linkedin.com/jobs/view/group-communications-officer-at-aliaxis-2559462956?refId-/1AX44PjZOIp3Rw1027oYA

NEW RESEARCH

Investigating the Utilization of Polyethylene Pipe for Automated Hauling System in Set Net Fishery
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0029801821006223

Stress and Failure Analyses of Thermoplastic Composite Pipes Subjected to Torsion and Thermomechanical Loading
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0951833921000812

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Poly Pipe Space Across the Globe
PPN we reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the plastic pipe industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

Do You Have Any Poly Pipe News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

COMMUNICATE YOUR BRAND TO A GLOBAL AUDIENCE WITH JUST ONE CLICK

PPN – Your Global Source of Plastic Piping News and Technology
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/

MORE NEWS

Get More Poly Pipe News
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

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PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

May 2021 Vol. 4

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * ADS * Advanced Drainage Systems * AGRU * Aliaxis * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * Failures * Frialen * GF Piping * GRP Pipes * Iplex * PE100+ * PE125 * PEX-A * PPN * PVC * Rehau * Reliance * RWC * TUBI * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

European Plastic Pipe Companies See Massive Uplift in Stock Prices Over the Last Year (Breaking News)
Aliaxis up 40%, GF Piping up 76%, Uponor up 100%
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/y4nDULuH3wV2dic

Uponor Reaches Construction Agreement on USD 2 billion Swedish land-based Salmon Farm (Breaking News)
https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/aquaculture/construction-agreement-reached-on-usd-2-billion-swedish-land-based-salmon-farm

HDPE Pipe Maker Tubi Collapses Into Voluntary Administration (Breaking News)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/fmjkpsI0stRjdEo#pdfviewer

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021 Results –  Net Sales Increased 19.7% to $443.8 million
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210520005242/en/Advanced-Drainage-Systems-Announces-Fourth-Quarter-and-Fiscal-2021-Results

New Digital News Platform for the Global Plastic Piping Industry Launched
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

GF Piping Systems Showcase Their Pipe Fittings Manufacturing in New Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5WgLYGqtRo

Withstanding Extreme Weather Events with HDPE Pipes
https://agruamerica.com/withstanding-extreme-weather-events-with-hdpe-pipes/

Frialen’s New Scraper Tool for HDPE and PE-Xa Pipes
https://www.aliaxis.de/en/products/list/products/details/200313/287580/287581/202268/202271/202311/scraper-tool-for-pipes-d-250-n-209128

A Deadly Trap for GRP Pipelines – Cautionary Warnings
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ySqQ0X7kHohukdA#pdfviewer

NEW RESEARCH

Stress Crack Resistance of Recycled and Virgin HDPE Corrugated Pipe for Transportation Infrastructure Applications
https://easychair.org/publications/preprint_download/BK26

Thermal Ageing of a Silane-Crosslinked PEX Stabilised with an Excess of Irganox 1076
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141391021001178

Morphology, Structure, Properties and Applications of PEX Pipe
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-0514-7_6

Axial Pull-out Behaviour of Buried Medium-Density Polyethylene Gas Distribution Pipes
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0002101

Defect Analysis on PVC Pipes Using Statistical Quality Control [PDF]
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/1041/1/012040/pdf

JOBS

Iplex Seeking Head of Technical Sales in Melbourne
https://australianjobshub.com/job/head-of-technical-sales/

Iplex Seeking National Sales Manager for New Zealand
https://nz.linkedin.com/jobs/view/national-sales-manager-auckland-at-iplex-nz-2561266827

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Poly Pipe Space Across the Globe
PPN we reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the plastic pipe industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter.

May 2021 Vol. 3

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PPN- The Leading Source of Industry News on Polymer Pipes and Plastic Pipe Testing

Global News on Plastic Piping and Fittings


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * Aquatherm * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * Failures * Frialen * Gerberit * GF Piping * NIBCO * PB * PE100+ * PE125 * PEX-A * PPN * PP-R * RE.GUARD™ * Rehau * Reliance * RWC * SCG * SharkBite™ * Swagelining * TUBI LIMITED * Uponor

Announcing New Digital News Platform for the Global Plastic Piping Industry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUKxWbOZY10

INDUSTRY NEWS

HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Tubi Limited Appoints New Directors and Ends Voluntary Administration
https://cdn-api.markitdigital.com/apiman-gateway/ASX/asx-research/1.0/file/2924-02372215-2A1296759?access-token=83ff96335c2d45a094df02a206a39ff4

Major Apartment Complex Suffering from Systemic Polybutylene (PB) Pipe Failures
All polybutylene piping in 450 apartments were replaced with CPVC piping over the course of five months
https://sagewater.com/portfolio/steeplechase-apartments-2/

PE100+ Association Publishes Updated PE100+ Quality Materials List
https://www.pe100plus.com/PE-Pipes/materials/Quality-Materials-List/high-quality-i239.html

Thai SCG Chemicals Patent New Multimodal PE125 Pipe Resin (Next Generation PE125)
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11001649.pdf

RWC SharkBite Australia Publishes New Technical Manual for PEX Pipe [PDF]
https://www.sharkbite.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SB_TechManual_1220_V2-1.pdf

Rehau Launches RE.GUARD™ Ultrasonic Technology to Detect Pipes Bursts Before they Cause Major Flooding Damage
https://www.installeronline.co.uk/rehau-has-launched-re-guard-a-smart-water-control-system-using-ultrasound-technology/

Chlorine-based Disinfectants Cause Pipe Failures in PPR (polypropylene) Pipes
https://www.flowguard.com/en-in/cpvc-pipe-fittings-advantages

Geberit Showcase Rotary Pipe Scrapper in New Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IziPg2GcH5M

RWC Reliance Share Price Hits 3 Year High Due to a 14% increase in Net Sales Which Climbed to $359.4 Million
Reliance Worldwide saw strong sales increases for the quarter in all key regions. The Americas (+39%), Asia Pacific (+11%) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (+13%) all contributed to the sales growth.
https://www.raskmedia.com.au/2021/04/27/reliance-asxrwc-pipes-in-growth-share-price-on-watch/

PEX Pipe Rupture that Caused More than 200 Water Leaks Ends up in US Court
https://www.lexislegalnews.com/mealeys-construction-defects/articles/61745/builder-seeks-dismissal-of-pex-piping-maker-s-indemnity-contribution-claims

NIBCO PEX Lawsuit (Declassified)
https://dplvpyaq85yq5.cloudfront.net/0061000/61745/09210507014c.pdf
https://bergermontague.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/meadow-v-nibco-amended-complaint.pdf

NEW PATENTS

Georg Fischer Patents New Method for Inspecting Welds of Plastic Pipes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210132003.pdf

Stephen BarnesFormer Managing Director at Swagelining Patents New EF Method of Welding of Plastic Lined Pipe
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP3298317B1.pdf
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/WO2021084236A1.pdf

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Carbon Nano-thread Reinforcement of the Polyethylene for Pressure Pipes with Enhanced Mechanical Properties
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10583

OTHER NEWS

Reliance (RWC) Publishes New Specification for SharkBite™ PEX-A Pipe [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/SQ9lz6zG2GdlZ92#pdfviewer

Aquatherm Compare Electrofusion with Butt Fusion Welds
https://aquatherm.com/videos/comparison-electrofusion-butt-fusion

Frialen Electrofusion Couplers Overcome the 3 Major Causes of Electrofusion Joint Failure: Contamination, Ovality, and Misalignment
https://www.mepmiddleeast.com/suppliers/77914-protecting-the-regions-water-supply-networks-with-reliable-aliaxis-products

Do You Have Any Poly Pipe News? – Get in Touch
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/


ExcelPlas Labs Pipe Failure Investigations
ExcelPlas Labs have created a new benchmark in failure analysis of HDPE, PP-R, PB and PEX pipes in addition to PVC &  CPVC pipes as well as composite GRP and GRE pipes.  When a plastic pipeline fails to perform as intended, our team can determine the root cause of failure (e.g.  oxidative failure, chemical failure, creep failure, over-stress failure, fatigue failure, design failure, etc).  ExcelPlas are experienced with all plastic piping failure modes and mechanisms including Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP), Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR), Oxidative Stress Cracking (OSC), cyclic fatigue, manufacturing defects, and polymer material problems.
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Strain Hardening Test (SHT) for HDPE Pipes
The SHT in accordance with ISO 18488 is a relatively new, but excellent way to obtain a rapid indication of the Stress Crack Growth (SCG) resistance of your piping material. This tensile test performed at 80°C has become in just a few years the new standard for Batch Release Testing (BRT). And not without reason.  The test requires only a very small amount of material, the results are very reliable with a very low inter-laboratory scatter and the results are available within a few days, regardless of the PE grade. The SHT is usually performed on resin material but it can also be performed on samples taken directly from pipes or sheets. As accredited lab, EXCELPLAS is happy to discuss the possibilities with you, whether it is for BRT, benchmarking, quality control of your (high performing) PE grade or for polymer compliance/ validation.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australian Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 3 mm to 80 mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia & NZ. All testing is carried and out in accordance with ISO & ASTM methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
http://www.excelplas.com/

Australia’s Plastic Pipe Testing Laboratory
ExcelPlas Laboratories provides a comprehensive plastic pipe joint testing service and is equipped with a state of the art laboratory to test a range of polymer materials including polyethylene and polypropylene. ExcelPlas can carry out testing on plastic tube and pipe ranging in wall thickness from 20mm to 1200mm. ExcelPlas Laboratories provide a comprehensive service to Industrial & commercial companies, environmental consultants, Government bodies and local Authority customers throughout Australia and Asia. 
All testing is carried and out in accordance with ASTM, ISO & WIS methods and is fully accredited to ISO 17025 by NATA.
• Butt Fusion Weld Testing
• Weld Testing
• Testing of Electro-fusion Welds
• Tear on saddle joints
• Crush De-cohesion of Electro-fusion welds
• Polymer & Plastics Identification
• Chemical & Thermal Testing
• Site Audits
http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas – the Australian Pipes & Fittings Testing Laboratory

  • Accredited to ISO 17025 by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia, and is Australia’s largest laboratory dedicated for the testing of plastic pipes and fittings to various Standards which include Australian, European and International Standards.
  • The staff employed at the laboratory have a combined experience of more than 85 years within the plastics industry specifically with manufacturing, quality control and the research and development of plastic piping systems including HDPE, PEX, PP-R, PVC, U-PVC, M-PVC, O-PVC, ABS, GRP, GRE and PB.
  • Services provided include conformance testing, compliance testing, batch release testing, root cause analysis for field failures and non-destructive testing of samples.
  • http://www.excelplas.com/

ExcelPlas Lab Specialising in HDPE Pipe Condition Monitoring, Failure Analysis and Testing
In the event of a HDPE buttweld or electrofusion weld failing during initial testing, or in service, we can conduct investigations to assist in identifying the root cause of the failure.
This service also extends to the premature failure of the pipe or fitting itself.
http://www.excelplas.com/plastic-pipes

ExcelPlas Pipe Testing is a Leader in the Field of Polyethylene (PE) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Testing
ExcelPlas is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for butt weld tests, bend and tensile tests, peel decohesion tests on electro fusion sockets and failure mode determination
http://www.polypipetesting.com.au/butt-fusion-welds/

New UHMWPE Pipe for Tailing Offers Greater Than 4X the Abrasion Resistance of PE100 (Australia wide)
http://slurrypipes.com.au/

ExcelPlas Poly Pipe Weld Inspection Lists Top 7 Causes of Weld Failure:
• Lack of scraping
• Inaccurate scraping
• Contamination from dirt, water, oil or clays
• Lack of Paralell-ness of fusion faces
• Misalignment of surfaces
• Time, temperature and pressure deviations
• Not adhering to cool times

We have extensive experience in inspection of poly pipe welds for assuring welded joint quality.  Direct Poly Pipe Inspection ensures that operators are following the proven welding procedure; this reduces the occurrences of operational errors which lead to defects such as inclusions, lack of fusion (LoF), porosity and misalignment.
More information, contact john@excelplas.com

Get Your HDPE Pipe Products or Services Noticed – Advertise in Poly Pipe News (PPN) Australia
https://www.polypipenews.com.au/advertise/

This Newsletter is brought to you by Excelplas Labs, Australia’s Largest group of Poly Pipe Testing Labs.

Pipe Poly News (PPN) is now Australia’s most current and comprehensive source of news on Polyethylene pipes and Poly Pipe Welding;

Poly Pipe News is now sent to over 4500 Poly Pipe Industry Members every week.

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.polypipenews.com.au/subscribe/

2021 Copyright ExcelPlas Labs

PPN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PPN you agree to receiving regular PPN newsletters as well as the PPN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PPN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PPN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PPN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PPN newsletter