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globalpipe No.423 21.12.2011

  1. BEKA in China: project in received with a record 110.000 m² capillary tube mats
  2. Geberit receives order for „Jin Mao Palace“ China for Duofix, DB20 and HDPE-pipes
  3. REHAU: Geothermal systems in use for the Australian radio telescope
  4. FSK is turning 50 and celebrating 75 years of polyurethane
  5. Launch of Kiwa Online system Pipeson Analyzer®
  6. Wavin, supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions, extends financing facility
  7. Uponor: North America, Executive Vice President Anders Tollsten will leave
  8. Indian plastics industry contributes in water transportation & in micro irrigation
  9. Plastindia 2012 Launch – Worlds’s Biggest Opportunity for Plastics in 2012
  10. 110th Canton Fair – Stable Growth, Improve Trade Balance, Upgrade Quality


globalpipe No.422 15.12.2011

  1. Uponor temperature control systems installed in new Audi Centre in Berlin
  2. Rehau publishes impressive performance figures for Awaduct Thermo ground
  3. Geberit UK onside for sustainability at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium
  4. battenfeld-cincinnati: Significant advantages of new PVC die impressed InstalPlast
  5. Chinaust Group: PE pipe producer growing rapidly with partners LingYun and +GF+
  6. Huaxin Plastic Pipe – One of largest pipe manufacturer in north China
  7. Kuler Pipe/China produces and trades a wide range of plastic pipes
  8. White Butterfly/China with new β-core technology to produce PP-R pipes
  9. Zhongtong Industry/China produces on German lines PP-R, PE-RT and PE-Xa pipes.
  10. Zhenyun PE and PVC pipes recently been certified by SAI Global
  11. Rapid development of plastic pipes in China over the past 10 years
  12. Chinese production and demand for plastic pipes will continue to grow


globalpipe No.421 12.12.2011

  1. Pegler Yorkshire: push fit fitting raises the ‘Car’ and Vital Funds for Charity
  2. IVAR/Italy: EQUICALOR wireless thermal regulation system with new features
  3. Wavin N.V.: Update on unsolicited non-binding offer of Mexichem
  4. Pipetech Italia presented its PP-R product range at The Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai
  5. Borealis: BorSafe™ HE3490-LS delivers longevity to Estonian power plant pipes
  6. Krah customer Dainippon Plastics shows resistance of PE pipes against Tsunami
  7. SABIC receives 2011 Netherlands Logistics Award
  8. Krah K12® pipes – How to compare Krah and ADS pipes?
  9. Pipelife’s new HVAC calculation program “PLANPIPE”
  10. The ISO Survey – Certifications for ISO 9001 up by 4%, for ISO 14001 up by 12%


globalpipe No.420 08.12.2011

  1. European Pipe Market 2011: Who is Best of Class?
  2. KWD-Market+Charts “Heating & Plumbing Europe 2011” – An introduction
  3. Georg Fischer acquires US market leader Harvel in industrial piping systems
  4. USA: demand for plastic pipes growing / building material prices signific. Higher
  5. KraussMaffei celebrating 45 years of success in the USA
  6. Pipe industry leader Robert L. Ayres, a lifetime member of PPI, dead at 78
  7. Thermaflex/NL – New DVGW certifications for PB pipes
  8. KME Q1-Q3 2011 revenue increased by 12.7%
  9. KME RoadShow touring through Europe
  10. The Big 5 2011 sees announcements, new products & record participation


globalpipe No.419 02.12.2011

  1. Palgal/Israel got new CSTB certification for PE-Xb piping system Pexline
  2. Gabotherm OEM Business will be taken over by Viega / CSTB certification for PE-RT
  3. Weixing – major plastic pipe producer in China got new DVGW certification for PP-R
  4. Kalde/Turkey got new DVGW and SKZ certifications for PP-R piping system
  5. Formül Turkish major manufacturer got new DVGW certification for PP-R pipes
  6. SGL Group’s ECOPHIT® L heating + cooling panels receive LEED recommendation
  7. Wieland price adjustment – increasing fabrication prices by 5-7% by 1st Jan. 2012
  8. KME price increase from 7th November 2011 for fabrication prices by 7%
  9. SkillPIPE UK Finals 2011 crowns a winner
  10. SkillPLUMB UK Finals 2011 crowns a winner
  11. IAPMO releases 2011 Uniform Plumbing Code – India
  12. SB11 Helsinki: Making sustainable building a key to the future worldwide


globalpipe No.418 23.11.2011

  1. aquatherm/D honored with the innovation award for h2cAluframe.Climasystem
  2. Wavin receives unsolicited non-binding proposal from Mexichem – 22nd + 23nd Nov
  3. Mexichem sent non-binding proposal to Wavin – 22nd Nov
  4. Comisa/Italy got new DVGW certification for PRONTOfit push-fit multilayer system
  5. Brass Form/Greece got new DVGW certification for Brass Form Master-Al-PEX
  6. Plassim/Israel got new DVGW certification for PEX multilayer piping system
  7. Gulf Dura Industries/UAE manufactures PP-R + PEX pipes in ultra-modern facilities
  8. Plastherm – major PP-R pipe producer in Turkey
  9. EZ Route – The next generation in PEX routing system
  10. IQNet welcomes its newest Partner – Tunisian INNORPI Institute
  11. DNV upbeat on Africa – Mozambique among fastest growing countries worldwide
  12. AMI: Uncertain outlook for European plastics industry, Recovery in 2010 and 2011


globalpipe No.417 23.11.2011

  1. Model project: Infosys/India relies on concrete core tempering system from REHAU
  2. aquatherm delivers the right solution for geothermal deep drilling pilot project
  3. Distributor Ashworth/UK announces significant growth for aquatherm range
  4. Tessenderlo Plastic Pipe Systems (PPS): 3Q11 revenue marginally lower than 3Q10
  5. NSF achieves accreditation to issue Australian WaterMark for plumbing products
  6. Study by a Norwegian Institute: Drinking water from plastic pipes – is it harmful?
  7. 72nd ERUOCONSTRUCT: European Construction Market – Further decline in 2012


globalpipe No.416 17.11.2011

  1. Geberit wins Marketing Prize 2011/New logistics garnering Geberit German Award
  2. THE Machines developed coil wrapping machine with automatic transfer system
  3. Jain Irrigation/India reports steady growth and strong operational margins
  4. NSF launches NSF Passport Program™ to help companies attain approvals
  5. Edinburgh Council recognises SNIPEF Edinburgh Branch Centenary
  6. Plumbing and heating ContractorsAlliance (APHC+SNIPEF): New website goes live
  7. Ifo World Economic Climate deteriorates further
  8. Plastic Pipes XVI in Barcelona – Zoran Davidovski, chairman: What can we expect?


globalpipe No.415 14.11.2011

  1. Diayzyn/Turkey with Hi-Tech PP-R pipes and fittings serial’s innovations
  2. Rehau UK supplied more than 900m RAUISO Food PE-Xa to Carlsberg brewery
  3. KraussMaffei and Crosslink Finland: Pooling of know-how in PE-Xa pipe production
  4. Crosslink Finland developing new process: 3-layer pipe extruded in one pipe head
  5. Polypipe Civils shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year Award
  6. Cherry Pipes won award for UK’s Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership 2011
  7. Grand Opening TECE Czech Republic and Slovakia
  8. Pegler Yorkshire expands operations to Middle East
  9. What material for condensate piping / Mixing radiators and underfloor heating?
  10. Did You Know NSF Certifies Fire Sprinkler Piping?
  11. SAPPMA Plastic Pipe Conference 2011 had record attendance


globalpipe No.414 07.11.2011

  1. Uponor’s Q3 report: Growth accelerates in North America – Europe slows down
  2. Aalberts Industries realises a good third quarter 2011
  3. Geberit continuing above-average sales growth in local currencies
  4. battenfeld-cincinnati: Saving energy with holistic concepts on extrusion lines
  5. KraussMaffei Berstorff: High demand with IPC technology
  6. iNOEX: The next dimension of extrusion – Interview with CEO Martin Deters
  7. WRAS: New guidance for laying pipes in brown field sites
  8. SAPPMA: New Specification related to pipe used in dolomite areas
  9. BSRIA: New certification body launched


globalpipe No.413 26.10.2011

  1. Wavin Trading Update: Q3 revenue up 2% in uncertain market conditions
  2. Georg Fischer Piping Systems grew its top line 4% in the first half-year 2011
  3. Georg Fischer pursues its fast expansion in China
  4. BVF – German surface heating and cooling assoc. – celebrated its 40th anniversary
  5. IAPMO will be the new future home for RPA members
  6. 71st EUROCONSTRUCT Conference – Europe has passed the construction low
  7. eurostat: Construction of EU-27 in a worldwide comparison

globalpipe No.412 14.10.2011

  1. Growing PE pipe market in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan
  2. Polyplastic/Russia – the largest plastic producer in Russia – celebrates 20 years
  3. Ukrainian plastic pipe market grows/basic problems with high raw material prices
  4. Aqua-Therm Kiev, Ukraine: Largest and leading HVAC exhibition in former USSR
  5. Creon Conference „Polyethylene 2011“ – New investment projects mainly needed
  6. Creon Forum “Plastics of Russia” – Importance of investing in new products
  7. History of Polyplastic: 20 bright years – where there is a will, there is a way

globalpipe No.411 06.10.2011

  1. BSRIA: Pre-Commission Cleaning of Pipework Systems – New edition in October
  2. Nupigeco: Niron PP-R piping system installed in Spain / Presentation at Eurotank
  3. Tuboplast Soems Group / Italy officially bankrupt – plant closure
  4. Introducing Henco – the connection to perfection from Pegler Yorkshire
  5. Noavaran Baspar: Leading Iranian supplier of quality control lab equipment
  6. Borouge investing in a high-quality pipe extrusion line from KraussMaffei Berstorff
  7. Uponor: New Milwaukee Quick & Easy Expander Tools sealed pipe joints in seconds
  8. Ukrainian government may revise tax on PE and PVC
  9. Georgia spends most of donor funds on transport and energy projects
  10. Investments in Azerbaijan’s economy / Essential is development of oil export
  11. Aqua-Therm Baku 2011: The leading event of HVAC sector in Azerbaijan


globalpipe No.410 29.09.2011

  1. Europe: PE-RT pipes are still growing / PE-Xa gets back increasing interest
  2. MrPEX Systems: Leading radiant floor heating systems suppliers in North-America
  3. Climate Automation Systems and MrPEX Systems announce strategic partnership
  4. Pipelife/USA: Soluforce RLP – First order left Pipelife Jet Stream
  5. Wavin launches Recycore® Technology to increase use of recycled materials
  6. Kiwa certificates issued to Gerodur MPM for industrial piping system
  7. Tehran Confair 2011: Innovations in earthquake warnings and renewable energy
  8. Iranian pipes and fittings companies exhibited at Tehran Confair 2011 – Listing


globalpipe No.409 21.09.2011

  1. SKZ celebrated its 50th anniversary / New SKZ-marks awarded
  2. ADS corrugated HDPE pipe supports the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza
  3. Engel/A: System solution for Reliance Worldwide & Technical Moulders Australia
  4. Battenfeld-cincinnati: Introducing the future of PO pipe extrusion in Vietnam
  5. Major pipe producers invest in QuickSwitch system from KraussMaffei Berstorff
  6. Nibe/Sweden: Strong first six months with major strategic acquisitions
  7. Tessenderlo Group 15.9% increase / Plastic Pipe Systems and Profiles 3% increase
  8. Tessenderlo Group agrees to acquire the BT Bautechnik Group in September 2011
  9. Plastic Pipes XVI 2012 – International Conference in Barcelona: Call for Papers


globalpipe No.408 14.09.2011

  1. Uponor: Cooling and heating economically with Thermally Active Building System
  2. PEX +PE-RT Heating&Plumbing Pipes worldwide 2011: Insights of the new Report
  3. COES/Italy: Safety becomes system Coesklima® gas by using multilayer pipes
  4. Heliroma: New SKZ certific. for PE-RT-Al pipe / Biggest Iberian PP-R pipe producer
  5. Ebrille/Italy received new SKZ certification for its PE-Xb/Al/PE-Xb multilayer pipe
  6. Leoni – staying on record course – acquires the other 50% of Daekyeung
  7. VDMA: German industrial valve manufacturers record imposing half-yearly results
  8. co2online Research: German heating consumption decreased by 22% since 2002
  9. USA: Record heat causes nation’s water pipes to burst like geysers’

globalpipe No.407 07.09.2011

  1. ADS/Australia: New pipe plant announced / Largest PP sewer pipe installation
  2. Bänninger relies on innovative extrusion equipment from battenfeld-cincinnati
  3. Blue Ocean presents new PP-R/Al/PP-R pipe with butt-welded aluminum
  4. BYR PEX started PE-Xb pipe production in Russia in 1999
  5. Metzerplas/Israel: The IrriMetzer software in july 2011 version now available
  6. Wavin N.V. delivers solid revenue growth of 14.7% in first half year
  7. Liansu Group/CN: Financial results June 2011 – Revenue grew by 37%
  8. Kazakhstan: By 2020, repair of damaged drainage networks will be completed
  9. Aqua-Therm Almaty 2011: Leading event of HVAC sector in Kazakhstan
  10. AENOR/Spain, one of world’s leading certification organisation, celebrate 25 years


globalpipe No.406 30.08.2011

  1. Tweetop System – Installation system of the year 2010 / New production line
  2. Winkler Technik has been awarded the “Top 100” Seal of Approval in 2011
  3. Reliance Worldwide/Australia produces SharkBite™ push-fit connection system
  4. Sanext Ltd. – The only Russian 5-layer polymeric PE-Xb/EVOH/PE-Xb manufacturer
  5. Medoborudovanie: Manufacturer of PE/Al/PE (MTP) pipes in Russia
  6. Flooré/Sweden: Unique Flooréwa floor panel starting at size 12.5mm height
  7. Schütz: Industrial underfloor heating system for European airports
  8. Aqua-Therm Moscow 2012 – Platform for meeting HVAC industry specialists
  9. CityPipe-2012: Trade fair in Moscow – Piping systems for municipal infrastructure
  10. NPM acquires Kiwa and Shield from ABN AMRO


globalpipe No.405 23.08.2011

  1. Winkler Technik introduced the new PVC-free rail on the ISH show in Frankfurt
  2. Rehau: Awadock Polymer Connect distinguished with Grade “A” in IKT product test
  3. Monument Tools: New generation of Virax tube cutter – fast, precise and effortless
  4. Zehnder Group takes over Italian cooling specialist Nest Italia Srl
  5. Wavin sells Kulker – local subsidiary of Wavin France – to RYB
  6. Daikin Europe acquires Turkish Heating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer Airfel
  7. Watts Water Technologies acquires Danfoss Socla
  8. NIBCO appointed Mark Hamilton as Vice President, Sales and Marketing
  9. Geberit Challenge – Winners wanted / Installers will be tested
  10. eu.bac – Now also single voice of the European Residential Controls Manufacturers
  11. NSF appoints Pierre Sbabo as Vice President of Water Systems Division
  12. Kiwa: Certification of plastics piping systems for industrial applications
  13. New technology and fittings for joining plastic pipes at AMI conference Fitting 2011


globalpipe No.404 01.07.2011

  1. DIN: Plastics piping systems for floor heating and radiator connecting systems
  2. Uponor: Reliable Quick & Easy tap water PE-Xa installation system
  3. Anxindeyi – Asiany/China: Manufacturer of PE and PP-R pipes, newly for export
  4. Era Group/China: Pipes and fittings manufacturer is going solar
  5. Honeywell launches new technical centre for German customers
  6. World Plumbing Conference 2011 in Edingburgh – “Meeting the Global Challenge”
  7. AMI Conference: Plastic Pipe Fittings and Joints 2011 on 27-29 Sept. in Germany
  8. California Assembly Bill 370: Plastic pipe fittings in tankless water heaters
  9. DIN: List of valid standards, on which certification scheme “plastic pipes” based


globalpipe No.403 17.06.2011

  1. World Pipe Market to expand nearly 6% annually through 2015
  2. TECEflex: A pipe for all applications
  3. Decentralized Hot Water: a simple but efficient energy-saver
  4. PPI Corporation Pty: Leading PE pipe manufacturer and supplier in Australia
  5. Viega MANABLOC: Get hot water faster without using more energy
  6. Plastics Pipe Institute: PPI 2011 Recognition award winners
  7. Rehau: “Solaris Mixed Use Facility PEX Project, Vail, Colorado” got PPI award 2011
  8. Jain Irrigation: Project “Marhi Mini Hydel Power Project, India” got PPI award 2011
  9. North American Pipe has shut down its Springfield, KY production for PVC pipes
  10. The Plastic Pipes Conference Series comes to Spain in 2012


globalpipe No.402 15.06.2011

  1. Rifeng, China: Grand foundation ceremony of new production base has been held
  2. KWD Market + Charts: “Multilayer Pipes Worldwide 2010”
  3. Panyu Shiqiao, China: Production for PEX and PEX-Multilayer pipes on 12 lines
  4. New Dongsheng, China: Production for PEX and PE-RT-Multilayer pipes on 5 lines
  5. Nanfeng, China: Production of PP-R, multilayer, PE-RT, PE-Xa, PE and PVC pipes
  6. WTM Copper, China got DVGW approval for MultiWTM press fittings
  7. CPPIA: TOP 10 list of Chinese plastic pipe industry in 2010
  8. CPPA: “2011 Annual Conference of China Plastics Piping Assoc.” hold on May 2011
  9. China became world’s top manufacturer in 2011, surpassing the United States


globalpipe No.401 08.06.2011

  1. Welding as an easy, safe and inexpensive way to connect pipes
  2. Neupex/Spain: Fusioper System with new developed PE-RT welding connection
  3. Georg Fischer: Plastic transition fitting with metal thread
  4. herotec: New multi-variant dry construction system from wood fiber
  5. Uponor: New economical underfloor heating and cooling solutions at ISH 2011
  6. battenfeld-cincinnati: Large-diameter HDPE pipe extrusion line for Pipelife
  7. SAPPMA: New date – 6th September 2011 – for Plastic Pipe Technical Conference
  8. Flow Control of Aalberts Ind. strengthens market positions, 17% growth in 2010


globalpipe No.400 01.06.2011

  1. Push fit fittings: New developments and improved existing products at ISH 2011
  2. TECElogo push-fitting in the entire building: now also available in large sizes
  3. Geberit Mapress becomes first press fitting system to get LPCB approval
  4. MEI/Australia: No welding – Press fit piping system MEI 316SS
  5. Victaulic/USA: Flame-free press system Vic-Press Schedule 10S
  6. Georg Fischer: Production facilities open in Busalla, Italy
  7. Viega North America: Revolutionize recirculation with Viega SmartLoop
  8. Uponor: New features for the Uponor Riser System presented at ISH 2011
  9. Pipelife: Longest pipes ever sailed through Bosporus, Turkey
  10. KraussMaffei Berstorff: Higher productivity and greater versatility
  11. Freedonia US study: Worldwide pipe market is projected to expand 5 % per year


globalpipe No.399 27.05.2011

  1. Integrated press fitting” or “automatically pressing push fit fitting”?
  2. Uponor: New RTM fitting technology for plumbing
  3. IVT/Germany at ISH 2011 with universal pipe systems and solar heating systems
  4. Fränkische offers alpex-family: alpex F50 PROFI, alpex L, alpex-plus and alpex gas
  5. Wavin/The Netherlands intends to sell Euroceramic to Steinzeug GmbH
  6. PlumbNation/UK: Online retailer of plumbing and heating expects record year
  7. PPI Plastic Pipes Institute/USA adds director of engineering
  8. Ifo indicator for the economic climate in the euro area rose in 2nd quarter


globalpipe No.398 24.05.2011

  1. Polyplastic/Russia opened new corrugated PE pipe production facility
  2. Polymer Pipe/Armenia: Fire occurs at recently launched large diameter pipe plant
  3. Newplast/Armenia: Pioneer in the production of polymer pipes in Armenia
  4. Fränkische and AMS formed Joint Venture to build plastic pipes plant in Abu Dhabi
  5. HUBER+SUHNER selected IBA for the supply of three electron beam accelerators
  6. DREISTERN/D: More profitable multilayer production with new edge strip removal
  7. Maillefer/Switzerland: Microduct extrusion line for FTTx deployment
  8. KraussMaffei Group bundles its strengths in a growth market
  9. ADS/Australia: Jim Goddard awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership in the PPI
  10. PPI introduced free online program for design and installation of PE pipe systems
  11. MATTEX International trade fair for water and heat 2011: Post-release


globalpipe No.397 18.05.2011

  1. Creon: Plastic pipes industry in Russia turns into exclusive club of large companies
  2. Chevron – Atyrau Pipe Plant/Kazakhstan launched first multilayer pipe production
  3. Polyplastic/Russia: Near-term plans PE pipes up to 4000mm – Company profile
  4. Kazakhstan Pipe Plant: Third PE pipe production line put into operation in April
  5. Polyplastic Arystan: Largest PE pipe producer in Kazakhstan
  6. Henco/Belgium: Soccer City -South Africa – equiped with Henco pipes and fittings
  7. SABIC® Vestolen A RELY: Setting new standards in HDPE pressure pipes
  8. PolyOne Showcases ECCOH™ Zero Halogen Wire and Cable Solutions at Brasilplast
  9. SAPPMA/South Africa invites to Plastic Pipe Technical Conference in June 2011
  10. Borealis: Italian study on agricultural irrigation practices


globalpipe No.396 12.05.2011

  1. Prandelli/Italy: New Press Fitting Multijaws presented at ISH Frankfurt
  2. Interplast: Leading position in pipes sales for heating + sanitary in Greek market
  3. Georg Fischer: iFIT – the economical push-fit system
  4. Conex | Bänninger: New range – Conex Push-Fit and Conex >B< Press Solar fittings
  5. DREISTERN/Germany: Multilayer pipes – on the lookout for new uses!
  6. KraussMaffei Berstorff exhibits the latest twin-screw extruder at Chinaplas 2011
  7. KraussMaffei and Netstal: Joint press conference regarding the Chinaplas 2011
  8. Talking construction with J. Arnold/battenfeld-cincinnati and K. Kaufmann/Unicor


globalpipe No.395 10.05.2011

  1. ROTEX System 70 – Energy-saving comfort with underfloor heating and radiators
  2. NTM/Italy launched push-fitting – fittings new generation at ISH Frankfurt 2011
  3. Pegler Yorkshire: Fail Safe Feature for XPress Copper press-fit fittings
  4. Intermalia/Spain presented PPSU fittings now in larger dimensions at ISH
  5. CPP: Largest Weholite plastic lateral ever fabricated in South Africa
  6. Nueva Terrain/Spain presents a new plasterboard pipe clamp
  7. DREISTERN/Germany: A tough choice – Laser or HF-resistance welding?
  8. AMI conference: Impact, weight and anti-corrosion coatings for pipelines


globalpipe No.394 04.05.2011

  1. MULTITUBO World Debut: Weld-fittings for PE-RT/Al/PE-RT pipes
  2. Ivar/Italy presented P.M.P Plastic.Multi.Press and IVAR PUSH fittings at ISH
  3. Novaplast/Turkey with two new products from its worldwide famous VESBO brand
  4. Pipelife/USA: SOLUFORCE® RLP (Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe) is there
  5. Conex | Bänninger: New owners give IBP Group firm foundations
  6. Conex | Bänninger: New copper fittings standard offers reassurance for installers
  7. Rifeng: Ultraviolet-resistant multilayer pipe
  8. Maillefer/CH: Five-layer composite pipe extrusion demonstrations
  9. DPI Plastics/South Africa plans to extend its technology deeper into Africa
  10. Freedonia US industry study with forecasts for 2015 & 2020 “Large Diameter Pipe”


globalpipe No.393 27.04.2011

  1. Blansol/Spain at ISH 2011 in Frankfurt: New PE-Xa pipe production
  2. IPA/Tunisia exhibited at ISH – Multilayer pipe market share about 90% in Tunisia
  3. Sagiv/Israel: Innovative Pipe System UltraSlide was of great interest at ISH
  4. KAS – Kayalar Group/Turkey exhibited at ISH – New PP-R pipe production
  5. Henco/Belgium introduced its new and improved website
  6. Infra-Tect/USA: New Bevel-Sert, high-quality HDPE beveled edge
  7. TEPPFA: Plastic pipe aerators increasingly used to upgrade water treatment plants
  8. Freedonia Study: Plastic is the fastest-growing pipe material through 2015
  9. GIA Report: World plastic pipes market to exceed 6.5 billion meters by 2015


globalpipe No.392 20.04.2011

  1. Capricorn/PL presented new Divibox cabinet and CapriTherm FH-insulation at ISH
  2. Hakan Plastik/Turkey at ISH with focus on Duramax PP and Silenta PP-R pipes
  3. SPK Sogut Plastik ve Kalip: Turkish leading PP and PP-R pipe manufacturer at ISH
  4. DPI Plastics introduces new PVC pressure coupling Ultralok PVC-M
  5. Rifeng: New production base is under construction
  6. Liansu Group/CN: Financial results 2010 – Group consolidates leadership
  7. Liansu anticipates in larger pipe market for water, drainage, gas + heat in China
  8. 109. Canton Fair: The new course is – from “Made in China” to “Created in China”!


globalpipe No.391 15.04.2011

  1. Pipelife announces a plan to acquire Alphacans pipe business in France
  2. KAN Poland acquired Hydro-Plast Sp. z o.o. / New PP installation system
  3. Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing/USA has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  4. Hewing/D presented PE-Xc, multi-chamber and new PA pipe generation at ISH
  5. FasoPlast/Greece presented inter alia FASO PEX and TRIPLEX PP three layer at ISH
  6. Kalde Klima: One of Turkey’s leading pipe manufacturers at ISH 2011
  7. Viega LLC forms Strategic Alliance with the Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company
  8. Pipelife Finland: Again the best industrial place to work in Finland
  9. NSF International opened new lab for chlorine resistance testing of plastic piping
  10. Kiwa/NL: BRL KQ 17601 came into force offering clear piping certification scope


globalpipe No.390 12.04.2011

  1. dena study: Efficiency an ”enormous” energy resource in Chinese construction
  2. REHAU/Germany innovations for building technology and renewable energy at ISH
  3. Iceland on course for economic growth / World leader in use of geothermal energy
  4. Set ehf: Icelands leading pipe manufacturer launched preinsulated PEX pipe Elipex
  5. Viega North America announces new, cost-effective fire sprinkler fittings solution
  6. Nupi Americas: New coated wire for DW Smartflex fittings reduces welding time
  7. Cromford Group/Australia achieves ISO 9001 registration for plastic pipes in 2010
  8. egeplast/Germany at Wasser Berlin – Focus on HexelOne® raised pressure system
  9. Kiwa/NL presented first digital edition of the Kiwa Magazine
  10. VDMA: Industrial valve manufacturers on growth track


globalpipe No.389 08.04.2011

  1. Dow Celebrates 30 Years of DOWLEX™ PE-RT Resins in Hot Water Pipe Systems
  2. Rifeng: First license holder AS4176.8:2010 in the world for multilayer gas system
  3. MULTITUBO systems: A new era of installation-technology starting at the ISH
  4. Plomyplas Group, IPS /Spain at ISH 2011 with an increase of product range in 52%
  5. Nupigeco starts-up with new HDPE pipe extrusion lines at Shanghai GECO System
  6. Marley Pipe Systems /South Africa: Displayed products at Africa‟s exhibitions 2010
  7. DPI Plastics brought new PVC “Joint initiative” Durolok to the SA market
  8. battenfeld-cincinnati wins property rights lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer
  9. Independent Internet portal for used machines in the plastics industry


globalpipe No.388 06.04.2011

  1. SAB SpA/Italy: Leading fitting producer with new Plug&Play for PE pipe connection
  2. Sami Plastic /Italy offered a new PE-Xb multilayer gas pipe and fitting system
  3. Caleffi /Italy will be celebrating its first fifty years of activity in 2011
  4. Caleffi /Italy presented new product family called Caleffi Renewables at ISH 2011
  5. Nueva Terrain /Spain launched new clamps for valves
  6. Pipelife Czech offered the new PVC-Quantum SN 12 sewer pipe
  7. Akan Enterprise /China with new developed Polygon anti-UV PE-Xb and GSHP pipe
  8. Sanitube Sure Union International Ltd. /China: PEX multilayer piping system
  9. Rifeng: A Review of India Market
  10. Nu-Heat constructed a new training centre using Pegler Yorkshire products
  11. AMI: Middle East Plastic Pipes 2011 – Developments of plastic pipes in MENA region


globalpipe No.387 01.04.2011

  1. ISH 2011: Exhibitors very satisfied / many Fitting Innovations / Plastic Pipe Trends
  2. Dizayn /Turkey: New Generation of Hi-Tech Series PP-Rc Pipe and Fittings at ISH
  3. Georg Fischer: iJOINT compression joint premiering at ISH / further innovations
  4. BAMPI /Italy: New certification for BALPEX GAS multilayer piping system
  5. Pegler Yorkshire /GB: Tectite Advance – Next Generation in Push-fit Systems
  6. Pipelife Bulgaria: 4 new production lines will be set in operation in March 2011
  7. SAPPMA (South Africa) Conference 2010: Energy Efficient Plastic Pipe Systems


globalpipe No.386 27.03.2011

  1. ISH 2011: Top result / High level of internationality / Good business
  2. John Guest /UK – the leader in push-fit fittings – celebrates 50 years
  3. India faces unrealized potential / Jain Irrigation, the largest pipe manufacturer
  4. Kunsul/Korea: No.1 in trading PE pipes /Extra-large pipe extrusion at KraussMaffei
  5. Binh Minh: Vietnam’s leader of pipes is extruding extra-large pipes at KraussMaffei
  6. Marley Pipe Systems: Equator – PEX Plumbing System, a Real Alternative to Copper
  7. China: Exhibitors and visitors praise the first ever ISH China & CIHE show


globalpipe No.385 11.03.2011

  1. ISH 2011 /Germany: Worlds of Building, Energy Technology +Bathroom experience
  2. KE KELIT presents the PROtec push fitting system for plastic and multilayer pipes
  3. Blansol, biggest plastic + multilayer pipe producer in South Europe, presents at ISH
  4. Uponor presents on the ISH a new technology for faster and safer installations
  5. Multitubo presents the new PPSU-Press-Fitting – the third connection method
  6. Dizayn, a leading Turkish company in PP-R, PEX and HDPE pipes, presents at ISH
  7. Innovative New Product Line from Aquatherm and Columbia Pipe
  8. WSAM Pipes inaugurated biggest KraussMaffei HDPE pipe production line in Africa
  9. Corr Plastik further on its way of expansion / 30 new products at Feicon Batimat11
  10. Turkish E-Magazines in the range of Pipes + Accessories and Construction sector
  11. Nearly 700 exhibitors at the first ever ISH China & CIHE show
  12. World Plumbing Day 2011: Taking the Plumbing Message into Schools


globalpipe No.384 07.03.2011

1.      Vanguard Canada: First single layer PEX pipe with effectiveness of multi-layer pipe
2.      Viega North America: FostaPEX® Multi-Layer Pipe – Flexibility meets Stability
3.      SANHA: The new Multi-Layer pipe MultiFit-PEX – robust, oxygen tight + economical
4.      Sagiv /Israel: UltraSlideTM – Innovative ‘DryForever’ Pipe System
5.      KE KELIT moves into a new era: High rates of growth make expansion necessary
6.      Friatec / Germany sells Oekomax program to concentrate on pipe systems
7.      KraussMaffei Berstorff new internal pipe cooling system boosts productivity
8.      Maillefer /CH: Innovations for its tube & pipe extrusion lines at ISH 2011
9.      Wavin Group delivers solid revenues development in 2010: up 6,2 %


globalpipe No.383 02.03.2011

1.      70th EUROCONSTRUCT Jubilee Conference in Budapest /Hungary. 2-3rd Dec 2010
2.      KME Group presents “The Evolution of Copper”at ISH Frankfurt 2011
3.      Wieland presents Copper News at ISH Frankfurt 2011
4.      JM Eagle to issue 50-year warranty on its thermal-engineered plastic pipe products
5.      Pakpen /Turkey: Striving to be top 10 producers in Europe is still expanding
6.      Giacomini /Italy: New Heat Metering Modules – Website in Russian Language
7.      Valsir / Italy: New PA-M modular manifold
8.      Valsir / Italy: New web site online
9.      CIPH: NSF Lead Regulations still concern for Canadian Plumbing Products
10.  DGNB Certificate now available for hotel buildings


globalpipe No.382 22.02.2011

1.      Pegler Yorkshire /UK: New Xpress Gas Range (Fitings) in Satisfying Larger Sizes
2.      Wavin UK launched Next Generation Hep2O push-fit plumbing system in 2010
3.      Valsir / Italy: New Catalogue and Price list 2011
4.      GiacominiZenner /Italy: Indirect Heat–Metering System, a Joint Venture started
5.      JM Eagle /North America shifts strategies: Investments in China are planned
6.      Borealis upgrades performance of polyethylene for gaspipes
7.      Mexico: PVC pipes are gaining market share despite an overall sluggish market field
8.      Mexichem /Mexico: Significant growth in 4Q10 / Acquisition of Plastisur /Peru


globalpipe No.381 10.02.2011

1.      Giacomini /Italy celebrated itŽs 60th Anniversary in January 2011
2.      Viega North America: ProPress System – fastest and most reliable around the world
3.      Fränkische: Change of system possible without changing the crimping jaw
4.      Sirci Gresintex /Italy: Solvin Award 2010 for structured PVC pipe “Alvehol 1200
5.      Deutsche Bank Research: Germany Consumers – Will they or wonŽt they?
6.      BAU 2011 /Germany: 238.000 Trade Visitors, Record Crowds!
7.      NSF Int. supports New Lead-Free Definition and Regulations for Plumbing Products


globalpipe No.380 02.02.2011

1.      Egypt needs growth / Good Development of Plastic Industry / Pipes but no water!
2.      Al Amal Co. /Egypt: the first factory in plastic pipes & fittings production in Egypt
3.      Nepro Plastic /Egypt: National Factory for Plastic Pipes and Fittings
4.      Viega North America: Production of Multi-Layered FostaPEX® since Nov. 2009
5.      Borouge plans to build a cross-linkable PE Unit in Abu Dhabi
6.      Uponor UK: Sponsorship Deal with Premier League darts player Mark Webster
7.      BRUGG: Efficient pipe systems for biogas plants – BIOFLEX and CASAFLEX

globalpipe No.379 27.01.2011

1.      Viega Prestabo: Press system for Sprinkler Systems with VdS Certification
2.      Counterstatement Re: „Poly Pipe Multi-Layer Production, KWD-globalpipe 377
3.      Pipelife: New one meter PP pipe for Central and East European Sewer Market
4.      Funke /Germany plans to invest in a PVC pipe production plant in Kazakhstan
5.      RPA to Hold Annual Conference and Tradeshow at 2011 Indoor Air Show
6.      Royal Group /Canada opened new PVC-pipe plant in Woodbridge / NA pipe market
7.      Arab Plast and Tekno/Tube Arabia 2011 – a region without custom barriers
8.      PolyOne Launches Japanese and German Language Web Sites
9.      NSF Plumbing E-News – Newly Certified Products by NSF /ANSI Standard 14

globalpipe No.378 20.01.2011

1.      ACOME /France: Le Premier Ministre François Fillon visits Acomes production site
2.      Rehau /UK: Interactive Building Configurator on its website
3.      aquatechnik group /Italy, New: coupling tool BSB 32 – manifolds – safety-gas range
4.      APE group /Italy: „Universal“ system – floor heating system for different sectors
5.      COES group /Italy: Coesklima Superk® and other innovations out off 2010
6.      Cosmoplast Plumbing Division /UAE has launched its new HDPE Speed Breaker (Aerator)
7.      India: BAUMA CONEXPO Show – Int.Trade Fair for the Construction Industry 02/11
8.      NAHB /USA: Housing moving to higher ground in 2011
9.      Housing Starts, U.S. and Regions: 2006 – 2010

globalpipe No.377 06.01.2011

1.      UponorŽs new Fire Safety Web Site:
2.      Brazil: TigreŽs Monolayer PEX Pipes
3.      Pipe Coil Technology: Redefining installation of DN90 to DN315mmHDPE pipe
4.      Petzetakis Group /Greece: A leading int. producer of plastic pipe + hose systems
5.      Petzetakis casa: Integrated Solutions for Drainage, Water Supply and Heating
6.      Poly Pipe (a subsidiary of Jonoube Ahargh Ind. / Iran) Multi-Layer Production
7.      Poly Pipe (a subsidiary of Jonoube Ahargh Ind. / Iran) Fittings
8.      New International Green Construction Code: Release of Public Version 2.0