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

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