March 2021 Vol. 3

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * EF * Electrofusion * Erema * ExcelPlas * GF Piping * Georg Fischer * IPEX * PipeLion * PE100 * PE100RC  * PPN * PVC * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

PEX Piping Found to Leach 62 Chemicals and Some with Toxic and Carcinogenic Effects
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S004896972101442X

Aliaxis Presents Video Tour of IPEX PVC Pipe Production Factory in Montreal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GaPDXjhVqg

Termite Attack Shown to Be Cause of Failure and Leakage of Buried HDPE Pipes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630721002272

Chinese Develop New Dual-Site PE Chromocene Catalysts for PE100 and PE100RC Pipe Resins
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/macp.202000434

Aliaxis Present Video Tour of New Research Hub in Bangalore India Opened in 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzzk84H2R3E

Aliaxis Presents Video of Highlights 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY59P4SJ9nE

James Jackson of GF Piping Systems Discusses Prefabrication and ‘The Challenges You Face’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIPrwLepF14

Patrick Fedor of GF Piping Systems Discusses Prefabrication and ‘Our Process + Your Benefits’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqwUNgYCbdI

Richard Trevaskis of GF Piping Systems Discusses Prefabrication and ‘Increasing Demand in All Market Segments’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9q6x9iiE9E

Congested Ports and Polyethylene Resin Supply Chain Woes Hit US factories and Stores and Delay PE Pipe Deliveries
https://today.rtl.lu/news/business-and-tech/a/1692251.html

PEX Pipe Maker Uponor Donates $30,000 for Texas Storm Relief
https://www.plasticsnews.com/blog/pex-pipe-maker-uponor-donates-30000-texas-storm-relief

Erema Installs Irrigation Pipe and Tube Recycling Systems
https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/erema-pure-loop-lldpe-plastic-recycling-systems/

NEW RESEARCH

Investigation of Mechanical Behaviour of Buried DN110 Polyethylene Pipe with a Scratch Defect Under Land Subsidence
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1350630721002314

Research on Pressure Bearing Capacity of Defective Urban Gas Polyethylene Pipes
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1827/1/012108/pdf

Integrity Management of Glass-Reinforced Polymer Pipeline
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-1123-0_61

Research on Thermal Welding of Tapping Saddles to Polyethylene Gas Pipeline
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/5.0042150

Research on Fusion Welding of Polyethylene Pipes at Low Temperatures
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/5.0042151

Ceramic Lining for HDPE Pipe in High Wear Applications Can Give the Pipe an Additional 8 to 10 Years of Service Life
https://australianminingreview.com.au/techtalk/dont-wear-the-cost-of-repair/

NEW JOBS

HDPE Pipe Manufacturer Pipelion Seeking Production Manager in NSW
https://www.eightrecruitment.com.au/jobs?ja-job=3681768

Aliaxis Seeking Category Manager Resins & Additives Europe for Plastic Piping
https://apply.workable.com/aliaxis/j/5140343BA8/

POLY PIPE TESTING SERVICES

ExcelPlas Offers ‘One Stop Shop’ for Plastic Pipe Testing Services:

  • Tensile strength for butt fusion – ISO13953
  • Ring stiffness PE pipes – ISO9969
  • Ring stiffness GRP pipes – ISO7685
  • Carbon black content – ISO6964
  • Pigment or Carbon black dispersion – ISO1855
  • Dimension / Geometrical – ISO3126
  • Flexural modulus – ISO178
  • Charpy impact pipe – ISO9854
  • Mechanical testing
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Recycling evaluations
  • Failure analysis
  • Third party testing and verification
  • Pigment dispersion and homogeneity
  • Raw material quality vs. gels
  • Thickness distribution of the profile
  • Presence of notches in the tube profile
  • Stress-crack resistance
  • UV testing

DIGITAL MARKETING

Why Advertise with PPN?

  • PPN is the most published plastic pipe-focussed news platform worldwide and continues to lead and inform the plastic pipe industry on the latest in poly pipe technologies, innovations, and market trends.
  • Increase your engagement levels with our global polymer pipe audience – positioning your brand as a thought leader within the industry .
  • Exposure on the no.1 ranked plastic pipe industry news website in terms of unique visitors delivering measurable and reportable results in the form of hard leads with fellow industry experts opening communication channels that were not available to your business beforehand.

Our Network

  • PPN delivers highly targeted and cost effective sales leads with a range of options to suit all budgets and needs.
  • Content Marketing Team – PPN with our clients from strategy through to production and distribution, promoting your poly pipe solutions accompanied by industrial insight from our team to deliver measurable tangible results.

PPN Now Offering Digital Marketing Packages

  • Easily create, manage and post your news to a targeted global audience.
  • Generate webinar and podcast links so your attendees can quickly save the date.
  • Get real-time insights on how your marketing campaigns are performing. 
  • Effortlessly reach practically all the players in the poly pipe industry worldwide with one click.

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.

March 2021 Vol. 2

Download PDF

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Aliaxis * Aqua Analytics * CIPP * EF * Electrofusion * ExcelPlas * GF Piping * Georg Fischer * PE100 * PPI * PPN * PVC * RISE * Solvay * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

Georg Fischer Piping Patents New Electrofusion Pipe Coupler and Coupling Method
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10941893.pdf

Initiative Launched in the US to Educate Homeowners on the Dangers of Polybutylene Piping Failures
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210311005982/en/Urban-Piping-Ltd.-Launches-Initiative-to-Educate-Homeowners-on-the-Dangers-of-Poly-B%E2%84%A2-Piping

Uponor Unveils New Plastic Piping Systems
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/MmClnWzFGTAOwEF#pdfviewer

Swedish Report on Success Factors for Improved Electrofusion Pipe Joints (Declassified)
To ensure quality EF joints ovality measurements and residual internal stress measurements need to be taken.
https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1533143/FULLTEXT01.pdf

City of Prescott Eliminates the Use of PVC Pipe for Water Mains Due to Multiple Failures
https://www.dcourier.com/news/2021/feb/24/prescott-eliminates-use-pvc-pipe-water-mains/

PVC Pipes Chosen for the Majority of South Australia’s Water Main Upgrade Works
https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2021/02/16/sa-water-main-set-for-major-upgrade/

Assessing Early Failure of Buried Plastic Pipes Using Ultrasound
https://www.mdpi.com/2412-3811/6/2/30/pdf

Water Authority’s Purchase Policy Leaves PVC Pipe Manufacturers in Crisis
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/kerala-water-authoritys-purchase-policy-leaves-pvc-pipe-manufacturers-in-crisis/article33870334.ece

Intelligent Testing Equipment to Determine Defects in Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Use din Trenchless Rehabilitation
https://menafn.com/1101739191/Electro-Scan-Inc-Expands-Equipment-Sales-Services-of-Machine-Intelligent-TrenchlessNo-Dig-QAQC-Testing-In-Europe

New Pipeline Condition Assessment by Aqua Analytics
https://aquaanalytics.com.au/solutions/pipeline-condition-assessment/

Replacing Steel With Polymers in Pipelines Enables Savings of All Sorts
https://www.solvay.com/en/article/better-pipes-for-a-better-energy-industry

ExcelPlas Offers ‘One Stop Shop’ for Plastic Pipe Testing Services:

  • Tensile strength for butt fusion – ISO13953
  • Ring stiffness PE pipes – ISO9969
  • Ring stiffness GRP pipes – ISO7685
  • Carbon black content – ISO6964
  • Pigment or Carbon black dispersion – ISO1855
  • Dimension / Geometrical – ISO3126
  • Flexural modulus – ISO178
  • Charpy impact pipe – ISO9854
  • Mechanical testing
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Recycling evaluations
  • Failure analysis
  • Third party testing and verification
  • Pigment dispersion and homogeneity
  • Raw material quality vs. gels
  • Thickness distribution of the profile
  • Presence of notches in the tube profile
  • Stress-crack resistance
  • UV testing

Modelling the Repair of a Crack in an HDPE Pipe
https://pp.bme.hu/me/article/view/16487/9018

DIGITAL MARKETING

Why Advertise with PPN?

  • PPN is the most published plastic pipe-focussed news platform worldwide and continues to lead and inform the plastic pipe industry on the latest in poly pipe technologies, innovations, and market trends.
  • Increase your engagement levels with our global polymer pipe audience – positioning your brand as a thought leader within the industry .
  • Exposure on the no.1 ranked plastic pipe industry news website in terms of unique visitors delivering measurable and reportable results in the form of hard leads with fellow industry experts opening communication channels that were not available to your business beforehand.

Our Network

  • PPN delivers highly targeted and cost effective sales leads with a range of options to suit all budgets and needs.
  • Content Marketing Team – PPN with our clients from strategy through to production and distribution, promoting your poly pipe solutions accompanied by industrial insight from our team to deliver measurable tangible results.

PPN Now Offering Digital Marketing Packages

  • Easily create, manage and post your news to a targeted global audience.
  • Generate webinar and podcast links so your attendees can quickly save the date.
  • Get real-time insights on how your marketing campaigns are performing. 
  • Effortlessly reach practically all the players in the poly pipe industry worldwide with one click.

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.

March 2021 Vol. 1

Download PDF

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * AGRU * Aliaxis * Aquatherm * Borealis * Chevron Phillips * CPVC * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * GF Piping * GPF * IPEX * IPLEX * ISCO * McElroy * PEX * PE100 * PPI * PPN * PVC * Total * Tubi * Vinidex

INDUSTRY NEWS

GF Piping Releases Annual Report for 2020
GF’s 14,118 employees generated sales of 3.184 billion CHF in 2020
https://www.georgfischer.com/en/investors/reports-and-presentations/annual-report.html

IPEX Publishes Free 118 Page Technical Manual on Vinyl Piping PVC and CPVC [PDF]
https://www.ipexna.com/media/12334/manual-us-ipex-vinyl-process-piping-systems.pdf

Plastic Piping Systems That Reduce Your Total Cost of Ownership (TOC)
https://agruamerica.com/piping-systems-that-reduce-your-tco/

Harsh US Winter Causes Severe Shortages of Polyethylene Pipe Resins
https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2021/02/19/10608320/insight-winter-outages-exacerbate-tightness-in-the-us-pe-markets

McElroy Polyethylene Pipe Fusion Inspector Courses Open for 2021 (Register Now)
https://www.mcelroy.com/en/university/fusioninspector.htm

Vinidex (an Aliaxis Company) Announce Their Plastic Pipe Recycling Initiatives for PE and PVC Pipes
https://www.vinidex.com.au/recycling-plastic-pipes-at-vinidex/

Tubi Rolling Out Modular Extrusion Plants For On-Site Production of HDPE Pipe
https://tubigroup.com/2020/11/02/tubi-usa-launches-modular-extrusion-plants-for-on-site-production-of-hdpe-pipe/

Aquatherm Outlines Steps to Success With Butt Fusing Polypropylene Piping
https://www.mcaa.org/smart_sol_article/aquatherm-outlines-steps-to-success-with-butt-fusing-polypropylene-piping/

Learn about HDPE, Aquatherm, Fusion Equipment and more with ISCO Insights
https://isco-pipe.com/insights/

Comparison Between Electrofusion Fittings and Push-Fit Fittings for PE Pipes
https://www.sabspa.com/en/comparison-electrofusion-fittings-push-fit-fittings/

Korean PVC Pipe Maker Wins License Deal with Spain’s GPF
https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2021&no=97863

Iplex Seeking Regional Quality Manager for Plastic Piping- Victoria (Salary A$131K)
https://careers.fbcareers.com/careers/JobDetail?jobId-18715&source-External-Careers-Site&source-Adzuna&utm-source-adzuna&utm-medium=adzuna&cmpid=1000-179

NEW RESEARCH

Long-Term Testing Methods for HDPE Pipe – Advantages and Disadvantages: A Review
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013794421000965?dgcid=rss_sd_all#!

Creep Behaviour and Modelling of HDPE Pipe
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941820322601

3D Printed PP Pipes and Fittings – BASF Industrialize 3D Printing with Polypropylene
https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/41432-basf-to-industrialize-3d-printing-with-polypropylene.html

POLYOLEFIN INDUSTRY NEWS

Venture of Total and Borealis to start New 625,000-Tonne Per Year PE line in Q1 2022
https://www.bicmagazine.com/expansions/downstream/venture-of-total-omv-owned-borealis-to-start-texas-cracker-i/

Borealis Invests EUR 17.6 million to Lower CO2 emissions, Energy Consumption at Polyolefins Plant 
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=270840

Chevron Phillips Chemical Names New CEO
https://www.canplastics.com/materials/chevron-phillips-chemical-names-bruce-chinn-as-new-ceo/1003455574/

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 25 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Pipes and Piping testing, analysis, scientific research and development, inspection, certification, engineering, failure investigation, and product development
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

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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February 2021 Vol. 4

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * Borouge * Chevron Phillips * COSMO I&D * ExcelPlas * Fletcher Building * Geberit * Iplex * McElroy * PEX * PE100 * PIPA * Pipeconnex * PPN * PVC * Qenos * Rocla

INDUSTRY NEWS

PIPA Updates POP004 Specifications for Polyethylene Pipe and Fitting Compounds [PDF]
https://pipa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/POP004-Issue-23-January-2021.pdf

QENOS Publish White Paper on Minimum Performance Requirements of HDPE Pressure Pipes [PDF]
https://alkadyne.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/209-qen-wp-hdpe-pressure-pipes_final.pdf

QENOS HDPE Pipe Resin Maker Hit by Altona Refinery Closure
“ major manufacturers such as Qenos relied on products from the Altona refinery and would now likely have to source that material from China which is less reliable”
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/raTJ4kKl100Q1xt#pdfviewer

Abu Dhabi to Finance Egyptian Polyethylene Pipe Extrusion Plant with Borouge
https://www.meed.com/abu-dhabi-to-finance-egypt-polyethylene-plant

Pipeline Operators Turn to Chevron Phillips High-Temperature PE Pipe for Demanding Applications
https://www.hartenergy.com/industry-voice/industryvoice-pipeline-operators-turn-high-temperature-pe-pipe-demanding

ANSI/AWWA C901 Update Heightens Standards for HDPE Water Service Pipes
https://www.phcppros.com/articles/12880-ansiawwa-c901-update-heightens-standards-for-hdpe-water-service-pipes

McElroy Release Acrobat™ Solution for Fusing PE Pipe in Tight Working Environments
https://press.mcelroy.com/an-acrobat-solution-in-a-pe-world/

New Polypropylene Pipe Materials Added to Canadian Municipal Construction Specifications
https://www.waterworld.com/technologies/pipes/press-release/14197779/new-materials-added-to-canadian-master-municipal-construction-documents

Iplex Parent Fletcher Building Announces FY21 Half Year Results
https://fletcherbuilding.com/news/fletcher-building-announces-fy21-half-year-results/

Korean PE Pipe Supplier COSMO I&D Launches New BF Fittings and EF Fittings
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=270482

Geberit Multi-Layer Piping: Meeting Modern Demands
https://modbs.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/19501/Multi-layer_piping:_Meeting_modern_demands.html

Rocla Supplies 19km’s of HDPE Pipes for Polokwane Waste Water Treatment Plant
https://constructionreviewonline.com/corporate-news/rocla-supplies-19kms-of-hdpe-pipes-for-polokwane-waste-water-treatment-plant/

GRP PIPES

GRP Pipe Consultant (Middle East UAE) – Muhammad Fayyaz
Muhammad Fayyaz has extensive experience in composite pipe materials, testing, manufacturing, QA/QC and R&D.
In addition he is well versed in HDPE, PVC, and other non-metallic pipes/product’s manufacturing and testing standards.
He is expert with GRP Pipe testing equipment and been working (twice) as a Material testing Lab Manager, where we mainly tested for Quality Control and R&D for the following product:

  • GRP/GRE Pipe/Fittings 
  • GRP Pipe QA/QC and R&D 
  • GRP Sewer manholes 
  • GRP Pultruded profile structural items
  • GRP Pipe and Fittings Failure Analysis
  • GRC/GRG Cladding testing

View Full Contact Details here:
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ZbIy9eKBa6LQkpu#pdfviewer

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Installation of PVC Water and Sewer Piping Systems – Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
https://www.uni-bell.org/Events/Webinar-Enrollment?WebinarId=37

NEW RESEARCH

Influence of Pipe Materials on the Microbial Community in Unchlorinated Drinking Water and Biofilm
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043135421001202

JOBS

Pipeconnex Pty Ltd. (Dandenong) Seeks Extruder Operator to Manufacture HDPE Pipes
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51585599?type=standard

PIPE FAILURE INVESTIGATIONS

2020 – The Year of COVID-19 and Plastic Pipe Failures
It has been a busy 2020 with ExcelPlas working on the following failure analysis jobs:

  • 11 PEX pipe failures
  • 8 Polybutylene pipe failures
  • 36 PP-R pipe failures
  • 7 PVC pipe failures
  • 5 HDPE pipe failures

Should you want to discuss a plastic pipe failure investigation please contact us at:
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

ExcelPlas Investigating Poly Pipe Failures
Through failure analysis & forensic chemistry, we help clients improve product performance, increase profits, & resolve product liability claims with plastic pipes and fittings.
We are dedicated to unmatched excellence in failure analysis, investigative chemistry, material testing, and expert witnessing for plastics, polymers and composites.
With over 25 years of investigative experience, the staff at ExcelPlas are uniquely positioned to help clients resolve the most challenging performance and processing issues related to materials and finished pipes and fittings.
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

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.

February 2021 Vol. 3

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

Keep Up-to-Date During Corona Isolation with PPN


NEWSMAKERS: * ExcelPlas * GF Piping * PEX * PE100 * Polypipe * PEX * PPI * PPXX * PPN * PP-RCT * Reliance * RWC * Uponor

INDUSTRY NEWS

PEX Alert – Migration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from PEX-a Pipes into the Drinking Water during the First Five Years of Use
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/4/746/pdf

New PPI Report Warns of Installation Variables that Can Cause PEX Pipe to Fail in Certain Situations
https://www.supplyht.com/articles/103776-pex-pipe-and-tubing-freeze-break-resistance-and-benefits-addressed-in-new-technical-report

Uponor Unveils Complete PP-RCT Polymer Solution for Commercial Projects
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/uponor-unveils-complete-polymer-solution-for-commercial-projects-301223177.html

GF Piping Releases Newly Stabilized PP-R Aquasystem Piping
https://www.gfps.com/content/dam/gfps/com/product-ranges/en/gfps-hakan-product-range-aquasystem-en.pdf

Video Tours of GF Piping Systems UK Operations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJv0FasqhUw

Connecting Orion® Pipe with RionFuse® Electrofusion System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJqlN1PtIHg

The One Drawback of PEX Pipe Even Plumbers Didn’t See Coming
https://www.bobvila.com/articles/rodents-chew-pex-pipe/

Evolution of the Water Pipe Market and Material Uses
Harvey Svetlik is global polyethylene pipe consultant for Harvey Svetlik Consulting. Svetlik can be reached at 817.501.9260
https://www.wwdmag.com/pipe-plastic/evolution-water-pipe-market-material-uses

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Joins Forces with Home Builders Institute for a Partnership to Address Skilled Labour Gap
https://au.news.yahoo.com/reliance-worldwide-corporation-joins-forces-151600607.html

NEW RESEARCH

Study on Discontinuous Slow Crack Growth Kinetics from an Arbitrarily Located Defect of Polyethylene Based on the Crack Layer Theory
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0020740321000618

Numerical Evaluation of Buried Medium Density Polyethylene Pipelines Subjected to Axial Ground Movement
https://trid.trb.org/view/1759274

Mechanical Characterization of HPDE Pipes Before And After Aging In Water At Two Different Temperatures
https://www.granthaalayahpublication.org/journals/index.php/granthaalayah/article/view/IJRG21_A01_5031

New Polyethylene with Improved Mechanical Properties at Elevated Temperatures Using Boron-based Dynamic Crosslinking
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02870

Electrical Properties of Graphene-Filled UPVC Nanocomposites for Mining Pipe Application
https://mjfas.utm.my/index.php/mjfas/article/view/1937

A Leak Detection in Water Pipelines Using Discrete Wavelet Decomposition and Artificial Neural Network
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-0425-6_4

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.