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globalpipe No.464, 21.12.2012

  1. Has Dubai learned from its mistakes? – A guest comment from Andreas Metz
  2. Emmeti: New – Gerpex system for gas / Multi layer pipes now in DN 75
  3. Henco Super Size Range: Press fitting Ø75 for Henco multi layer pipes
  4. Schütz: airConomy® surface heating system with seal of quality for room climate
  5. Pipelife got its biggest Soluforce Heavy steel wire reinforced pipe order
  6. Winkler Technik: New MiniClips MC10-3/MC12-3 for fixing pipe and cables
  7. Performance Pipe modernized nine US facilities – further upgrades begins 2013
  8. Freedonia new study: 197 million feet US demand for large diameter pipe in 2016
  9. Eurostat: Euro area production in construction down by 1.6% – Oct’12 vs. Sept’12
  10. World Economic Outlook (WEO): Coping with high debt and sluggish growth

globalpipe No.463, 12.12.2012

  1. Frabo: New – Frabopress 316 Gas / Securfrabo – perfect pressing – drop proof
  2. Uponor USA launches new PEX-a commercial plumbing products
  3. Viega USA: PEX Press polymer fittings in larger diameters now available
  4. Nupigeco PP piping with a new generation of polypropylene: PP-RCT
  5. Thermaflex pre-fabricated Flexalen network wins Innovation Award 2012
  6. GF Piping Systems secures large water supply order for coal mine in Australia
  7. WRW receive the business prize of the Town of Ahlen in Germany
  8. Unicor gets new majority shareholder GAW Group
  9. TECE Technikum: Seminars for practical application / Training centre expanded
  10. Caleffi celebrated one year on YouTube – Results are more than good
  11. Russian Plastic Pipe Market: Estimated growth by 2012 of 16% – Further growth
  12. KWD Report „Fittings and Pipe Connections Europe“ – published in June 2012

globalpipe No.462, 07.12.2012

  1. Now published: KWD Market+Charts “Heating&Plumbing Pipes Europe 2012″
  2. Tigre: New PEX pipes for gas application will be launched in 2013
  3. Coprax present new PP-R pipes PN16 especially suited for air-conditioning systems
  4. Prandelli: New PE-RT / Al / PE-RT multi layer pipe TRIS-UP
  5. Unicor presents its new corrugator for the medium pipe range
  6. CERTIF Portugal: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2012
  7. SISS Chile: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2012
  8. Sanitary valve industry supports water saving considerations for environment
  9. VDMA: German machinery and tool orders saw an increase of 7% in real terms
  10. IFAT INDIA: Large investments needed for India’s water-management sector
  11. bauma China has broken all records again

globalpipe No.461, 29.11.2012

  1. KWD-Market+Charts “Heating & Plumbing Europe 2012” will be published shortly
  2. ATG – Belgium: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2012
  3. CSTB – France: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2012
  4. Wavin Ekoplastik: New improved generation of PP-R / Al Therm Plus system
  5. Pegler Yorkshire goes social to increase global brand awareness
  6. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology, delivers World’s largest traversing RTP coiler
  7. Market Study: Plastic Pipes–World in Nov /PVC with expected market share of 55%
  8. KRV: Plastic Pipes in the Industry – The right choice! / PVC important material
  9. The Big 5 – Dubai: Expansion of fair trade events fuelled by market confidence
  10. UK Prime Minister pays special visit to the UK Pavilion at The Big 5 2012
  11. CIPHEX West, Western Canada’s largest HVACR event, draws record crowd
  12. GET Nord 2012 successful: Focus on renewable energies and energy efficiency

globalpipe No.460, 22.11.2012

  1. A comment of Fred the plumber regarding „Indian economy will overtake China
  2. OECD: China’s economy to surpass the EU in one year and the US by 2016
  3. India and China set to dominate, gas to experience highest growth rates
  4. Agru-Frank: New – PE-Xa underground pipes in big dimensions, 75-225mm
  5. Isoltubex Novelty: Producing of PE-RT as well as insulated PE-RT/Al + PE-Xa pipes
  6. R.B.M. Italy got new IIP certification for its KILMA floor heating systems
  7. Tweetop piping system now SKZ approved / PE-RT multilayer in 8mm insulation
  8. Polypipe unveils Polypipe Home Solutions to consumer market
  9. Polypipe Home Solutions’ floor heating system shortlisted for Build It Award 2012
  10. Geberit 9M 2012: Building industry more challenging / Piping Systems with growth
  11. Uponor Interim 9M 2012: Growth in North America supported profit development

globalpipe No.459, 15.11.2012

  1. Crane and Hattersley: Valves range featuring integrated Geberit Mapress adaptors
  2. John Guest USA expands Speedfit with new Black, Twist and Lock® push-fit fittings
  3. Wavin Ekoplastik: New generation pipes – PP-RCT / Focus on expansion and export
  4. Kensa launches Shoebox Heat Pump, the market’s smallest and quietest heat pump
  5. BEULCO: Now also represented in Italy / Meeting of commercial representatives
  6. Uponor achieves NSF Fire Safety certification for U.S. and Canadian markets
  7. Buderus is to change its name to Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating
  8. Viessmann acquires isocal and Viessmann Kältetechnik
  9. Viega NA Voice Sep: Press technology has come a long way in a short time to the US
  10. New SKZ Training Center opened in China located in Kunshan, near Shanghai
  11. Solarpraxis AG: First Experts-Workshop “Photovoltaics in Poland” held in Berlin
  12. BRG publishes directory of heating, bathroom and tiles distributors in Middle Eas
  13. DVGW: Current Issues addressing the German and challenges drinking water sector

globalpipe No.458, 07.11.2012

  1. Pegler Yorkshire recognised that UAE represent opportunities for export growth
  2. Pipeline Plastics LLC will open HDPE pipe plant in South Dakota during Q1 2013
  3. Unicor: Recently supplied extrusion lines were started in Iraq via internet
  4. Freedonia study: US demand for pipe to exceed 50 billion in 2016
  5. Midyear balance sheet for Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery export
  6. Arch-Vision: Modest outlook for the European construction market till 2015
  7. Kuwait’s construction sector is expected to grow 3.5% in 2012
  8. Indian economy will overtake China in 2048 to become world’s largest economy
  9. New guidance report for installation of PEX pipe in accordance with AWWA C904
  10. PPI and ICC working together on building and construction code programs

globalpipe No.457, 31.10.2012

  1. Reliance Worldwide introduced SharkBite 2XL fittings and valves in February 2012
  2. Aquatherm Greenpipe now available up to 18 inches will present at CIPHEX West
  3. Lubrizol FlowGuard: Astral India is successful with CPVC Multi layer pipes
  4. Lubrizol to expand global CPVC manufacturing capabilities
  5. Sabic: Customer presentation on innovation and efficiency at Plastic Pipes XVI
  6. Baerlocher presentation at Plastic Pipes XVI: Global PVC Stabilizer Trends for Pipes
  7. Uponor: Free cooling without heat pump – Cool and energy-efficient
  8. KraussMaffei Berstorff offers pipes with multifunctional layers
  9. Plastic Pipes XVI successful / XVII 2014 in Chicago – Regional venues  announced
  10. SAPPMA: Successful conference “Pipe 2012” with nearly 200 delegates
  11. Western Canada’s largest plumbing & heating event CIPHEX West dated Nov 7-8
  12. NSF Seminar in Germany, Nov 12: “Extend your markets through certifications”

globalpipe No.456, 24.10.2012

  1. GF Piping Systems presents non-corroding and environmentally friendly solutions
  2. AFG invests in Heating Technology + Sanitary equipment div. at its France location
  3. Far Rubinetterie: New thermostatic SINGLE-PIPE valve with adjustable centre line
  4. Rothenberger donates plastic pipe welding machine at Plastics | SA
  5. SAPPMA donates bend tester for training at Plastics | SA
  6. DPI Plastics and SAPPMA to eliminate lead from all plastic pipes in South Africa
  7. Rather cautious forecast for sales of plastic building materials in 2012
  8. SAPPMA: Clean drinking water to rural communities across Africa
  9. Did you know? Facts to clean water+sanitation / half Indonesia without clean water
  10. 2012 update: Progress on drinking water and sanitation
  11. Clean Water partnership between Georg Fischer and Caritas
  12. Marley: One of major sponsors of SAICE-WRC Schools Water Competition 2012
  13. California’s new law on human right to water sets example for others

globalpipe No.455, 10.10.2012

  1. Achim Nierbeck, formerly Jupiter, is marketing surface heating systems again
  2. Armaflex DuoSolar 220: Pre-insulated solar pipes for evacuated tube collectors
  3. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology, deliver 30t under-roller rebatch line
  4. KraussMaffei Group pooling its business activities under one roof in the USA
  5. German construction downturn eases in Sep, helped by an upturn in homebuilding
  6. UK construction output declines again, led by weakness in housing activity
  7. Irish construction activity decreases at fastest pace since September 2011
  8. AMI: Pipes in Infrastructure 2013 – One of the two brand new AMI conferences
  9. Industry welcomes launch of IFAT INDIA
  10. KCM, Kazakhstan Construction Materials – New exhibition for local manufacturers
  11. New dates for Northern Europe’s largest construction event Nordbygg 2014
  12. Calendar of events 2013

globalpipe No.454, 28.09.2012

  1. Uponor and KWH Group announce a merger of their infrastructure businesses
  2. KWH Pipe: A plastic pipe expert operating in Europe, Asia and North America
  3. Uponor Infrastructure solutions with activities in Nordic countries, Baltics + Russia
  4. Onex Corporation to acquire KraussMaffei Group for €568 million
  5. Lubrizol: 1st non-metallic system BlazeMaster CPVC fire sprinkler got UL approval
  6. Beulco Armatur Sweden – 40 years of successful cooperation
  7. George Fischer Pty Ltd showcased plastic piping systems at M&E 2012 in Australia
  8. Henco presented complete new system diameter 75
  9. The U.S. Market for Plastic Pipe 2011-2016 – BCC Research study published in July
  10. India’s demand for HDPE pipe likely to strengthen in October
  11. Ifo World economic climate suffers setback / Indicator fell in third quarter
  12. Listing of links to exhibitors which participate on trade shows in H2 2012

globalpipe No.453, 20.09.2012

  1. DOW to have a prominent presence at Plastic Pipes XVI Conference 2012
  2. Rehau invests in UK manufacturing for Rauvitherm pre-insulated pipework
  3. Polyplastic Group launched 3 new corrugated pipes production lines in Kazakhstan
  4. Talis Group announced strategic cooperation with JAIN Irrigation and Polyplastic
  5. AMI report examines fast growing but complex Russian & CIS plastic pipe market
  6. GTAI – Moscow: Russia’s building materials industry has overcome the crisis
  7. Russians expect economic crisis – silver lining could be seen in the housing market
  8. VDMA – German building valve manufacturers anticipate 5% sales growth in 2012
  9. CIPH: Low lead requirements for plumbing fittings in Canada expected in late fall

globalpipe No.452, 12.09.2012

  1. NMC: 30 years Climaflex brand / New valve insulation Climaflex system meets EnEV
  2. Armacell: New Armaflex Ultima meets requirements for sustainable building
  3. Henco Flex and expansion of Henco Vision with brass threaded connections
  4. Aalberts Industries: Flow Control realized revenue growth by 4% in H1 2012
  5. Tessenderlo: Revenue for PPS and Profiles in H1 2012 dropped 5.4%
  6. Wienerberger: Pipelife with revenue and earnings growth in H1 2012
  7. Ecofys: Climate protection with rapid payback/ Large energy+CO2 savings potential
  8. Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area, down by 1.7% in EU27
  9. U.S. Census Bureau announced new residential construction statistics for July 2012
  10. Euroconstruct downgraded its construction forecasts – no overall growth to 2014

globalpipe No.451, 06.09.2012

  1. Wavin: Low cost houses installed with Hep2O™ push-fit fittings in South Africa
  2. Dow: IPL certific. opens way for Dowlex™ PE-RT in French domestic pipe market
  3. Renewability: Power-Pipe® now eligible for energy savings certificates in France
  4. GF Harvel/USA published updated PVC-C fire sprinkler piping installation guide
  5. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology, introduces advanced pipe coiling & delivery system
  6. Geberit H1 2012 results: Sales growth clearly above the general market trend
  7. Georg Fischer H1 2012 results: Global footprint compensates European slowdown
  8. Uponor grows in North America, faces weakening markets in Europe in H1 2012
  9. Liansu Group: Stable operating in H1 2012 / Planning more expansion in China
  10. Mexichem: Sales of $31.149 billion pesos in Jan-Jun 2012 increased by 27%

globalpipe No.450, 29.08.2012

  1. On our own behalf: “Redaktion Hix” becomes “Hix Publishing” / Logo adapted
  2. John Guest: New Speedfit JG Layflat PB pipe coil
  3. HENCO offers new press fitting solutions: New dimensions / Transition fittings
  4. Wieland with new service centers in Asia
  5. THE Machines presents protection gas free welding for composite pipe systems
  6. Borealis/Borouge: Borstar Aquility tailored for drip irrigation applications
  7. Pipelife International awarded Top Exporter
  8. Flexpipe Systems/Canada wins first major Australian pipeline project
  9. Zurn Industries announces early compliance with low-lead standards
  10. KraussMaffei Berstorff supplied extrusion lines to the Caucasus region
  11. STP/Azerbaijan produces at 17 lines PE, PE-RT multilayer, PP, PP-R and PVC pipes
  12. Expired and New SKZ marks between May 2011 and June 2012
  13. Iran Confair 2012: Exhibition date changed to September 15-18, 2012

globalpipe No.449, 17.07.2012

  1. KME: Regular operating activities help further reduce net financial debt
  2. KWH achieved 10% growth in 2011 / Positive KWH Pipe’s development in Canada
  3. Mexichem with record revenue: Growth by 34% to 47,310 million MXN in 2011
  4. Rettig Group: Revenue 2011 increased by 33% up to EUR 968.1 million
  5. Simona records significant growth in revenues and earnings 2011
  6. Tessenderlo Group: Revenue 2011 increased by 5% to EUR 2,126 million
  7. Mueller Industries: World leader in flow control / Sales increased to $2.42 billion
  8. Wieland: Significant growth in fiscal year 2010/11 – currently weak demand
  9. Wienerberger reports 16% growth to €2024 Mio and return to profit zone in 2011

globalpipe No.448, 13.07.2012

  1. KWH Group with an appropriate description of the economic situation in 2011
  2. Revenue 2006-11 of major piping system manufacturers/Good chances on average
  3. Major groups in an Overview regarding Country Results, revenues&change, outlook
  4. Aalberts: 2011, the best year ever! – Flow Control’s revenue and profit increased
  5. Aliaxis: Satisfactory Group performance despite global economic challenges
  6. Georg Fischer: Performance substantially improved despite headwinds

globalpipe No.447 10.07.2012

  1. Dow Round Table in Moscow Brings Together the Pipes Industry
  2. TOTAL: New PE-RT type II bridges the gap between first generation PE-RT and PE-X
  3. Develpements of Fittings – KWD Market Report “Fittings and Pipe Connections”
  4. New pipe fittings from CRP bring benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® PFA on a larger scale
  5. HM Union/China with 2nd factory for aluminum foil production for PP-R pipes
  6. Pipe Coil Technology experiences high demand for Off-line Coiling Technology
  7. Pipe dream becomes reality: A portable pipe-making factory in a tent; first in world
  8. Polypipe launched unique Domus Thermal, patent pending duct insulation system
  9. EU-Statistics and future scenarios: Indicators for sustainable development

globalpipe No.446 28.06.2012

  1. KWD-globalpipe visits Moscow – CREON Pipes & Fittings Conference 2012
  2. SIBUR/Russia signs contract with ChelPipe to buy pipes for new products pipeline
  3. SABIC in SaudiArabia awards major order to KraussMaffei Group
  4. CREON Conference Moskau: Pipes & Fittings 2012
  5. KWD-globalpipe, Jutta Hix: “Pipes and Fittings in Heating & Plumbing Installations
  6. Polyplastic Group, Kirill Trusov: “Plastic Pipe markets in RUS, UKR, BLR, and KAZ.”
  7. Kazanorgsintez, B.N. Bobrov: “Experience of production and processing of LDPE”
  8. Dow Europe, Anton Vasilenko: “International experience of standardization”
  9. PolymerTeplo, Alexsandr Shmelev: “Izoproflexand Kasaflex-pipes”
  10. Development of the Russian PVC and PP pipes: Adelant / Alterplast / CREON
  11. Development of the Russian Fitting Market: Glynwed / Polyplastic Group
  12. Research Inst.Mosstroy / Green Building Council Board /“Polymer Pipes+Ecology”

globalpipe No.445 22.06.2012

  1. KWD Market Report: „Fittings and Pipe Connections Europe 2012“
  2. How much can it cost?!” – an article by Saskia Schöpf Winkler, Germany
  3. Maincor Machinery: PE-Xa Open House events extremely successful
  4. Borealis launched BorPEX™ ME2578 / Pipe material market trends – PE-Xa growth
  5. Uponor PEX 40 years – Quality and reliability since 1972
  6. Arrests at Giacomini for tax fraud is developing to major financial scandal
  7. Wavin and Mexichem: Wavin to be delisted from Euronext / The whole story!
  8. Uponor USA expands representation into Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
  9. Armacell International strengthens its presence in Asia with new insulation plant

globalpipe No.444 14.06.2012

  1. Multitubo succeeded in expanding internationally: Strong presence at exhibitions
  2. Giacomini presented its new energy metering systems at ISH China 2012
  3. Uponor: Fast and secure – New connecting technology for Uponor press fittings
  4. Aton is building three new plastic pipe and fitting factories in West China
  5. Junxing Pipe Group is one of the most famous Chinese pipes manufacturer
  6. Foshan Feng Wei Ying Hardware Products Factory participated at ISH China 2012
  7. battenfeld-cincinnati sees rapid growth in China / Participation at Chinaplas
  8. CPPA: Annual Conference 2012/China’s plastic pipe production grew 20% in 2011
  9. ISH China & CIHE in April 2012 – Record number of exhibitors and visitors
  10. Canton Fair/China Import and Export Fair in April 2012 – Buyer attendance record
  11. Chinaplas in April 2012 set new records with resounding success

globalpipe No.443 06.06.2012

  1. General Fittings/Italy: New Trident press fitting for use in gas, water, heating
  2. EHT Italia: New floor heating system Minivariant with new dimension of comfort
  3. Comisa/Italy presented: New floor heating system with 13 mm assembly height
  4. DOW: Polymer Pipes Round Table during CityPipe 2012 exhibition in Moscow
  5. SABIC’s precision Strain Hardening test method for time to market cut
  6. Wieland presented Cuphin, Ecomerica and new sanitary material S71 at SHK Essen
  7. American Maplan changed to battenfeld-cincinnati USA / Innovations at NPE 2012
  8. TEPPFA EPD project: Environmental Product Declaration – Correction to no. 436
  9. Commissioner Potocnik visits the TEPPFA stand at Green Week
  10. Listing of links to exhibitors which participated on trade shows, Apr – Jun 2012

globalpipe No.442 01.06.2012

  1. Georg Fischer: Acquisition of IPP enhances market position in North America
  2. Egeplast A.S., a Turkish leading PVC,PP-R,PE+PE-X pipe producer, presented at MCE
  3. Huliot, Israeli leading plumbing systems manufacturer, establishes plant in India
  4. Blansol/Spain launched the new ixPress2, the 2nd generation push-fittings, in 2012
  5. Barbi do Brasil Ltda. is a pioneer in introduction of PE-X piping systems in Brazil
  6. IUSA is leader in the market of copper pipes, fittings and others in Mexico
  7. Eluma brand is second largest Brazilian producer of semi-manufactured copper
  8. Nicoll Brasil: Successful participation at Feicon Batimat 2012
  9. Kalde/Turkey participated at Feicon Batimat: “Join us as we follow our Vision!”
  10. Pakpen/Turkey presented its construction product range at Feicon Batimat
  11. Feicon Batimat/Brazil 2012 with increasingly better results and excellent business

globalpipe No.441 23.05.2012

  1. aquatechnik/Italy introduced universal press-fitting for multilayer pipes at MCE
  2. APE raccorderie presented its products – fittings/pipes/gas/therm – at MCE in Italy
  3. Beulco for the first time at ISK-SODEX in Istanbul – welcomed by the general consul
  4. Rehau: Over 100 million RAUTITAN PX compression sleeves+fittings manufactured
  5. Fränkische: “Stormwater is our competence!” / 4 challenges – 1 solution
  6. GF Piping Systems: Comprehensive know-how for applications in water cycle
  7. Pipelife introduces Raineo® at IFAT: The rainwater management solution
  8. EU Water Efficiency workshop: New piping technologies welcomed
  9. IFAT ENTSORGA 2012, May, in Munich/Germany breaks all records
  10. ISK-SODEX Istanbul 2012: Rate of international visitors increased 15%

globalpipe No.440 16.05.2012

  1. EFFEBI/Italy presented its new TOF-PUSH compression fitting at MCE 2012 in Italy
  2. Hydroway/Italy showed its press fittings for multilayer pipes at MCE 2012
  3. Bucchi/Italy exhibited its fitting range for plastic piping systems at MCE 2012
  4. ITAP/Italy: over 40 years fitting production – 180.000 produced pieces per day
  5. KAN-therm – New generation of Press LBP fittings
  6. Polypipe Terrain showcased successful British innovation at MosBuild in Russia
  7. Pipelife is already green, but becomes “greener”
  8. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology, move premises due to company expansion
  9. Harleston Group acquired Heat Merchants and Tubs and Tiles / 220 jobs secured
  10. Windsor/India expanding machine producer launched drip-irrigation lines
  11. Mexichem declares offer for Wavin as unconditional
  12. India: launch of new organization for better acceptance of PVC pipes in India
  13. Dr. G. Franklin appointed to Managing Director of NSF Passport Approvals Program

globalpipe No.439 10.05.2012

  1. WRW, Westfälische Rohrwerke: Multilayer Pipe Production right at the start!
  2. WEBER/Germany presented its extruder range at PLAST 2012 in Milano
  3. Maillefer/Switzerland names new CEO, Mr Lars Fagerholm
  4. Royal Building Products: addition of sewer fittings / won award for new logo
  5. Eco Vision Sales introduced Easyflex corrugated stainless steel waterline system
  6. Charlotte Pipe – pipe+fitting production leader – launches large diameter fitting line
  7. North American Pipe celebrated 20th anniversary/attend ASTM Committee meeting
  8. ADS announces fourth new pipe facility in past 12 months
  9. Performance Pipe: HDPE used to expand water system in San Antonio
  10. Wavin Overseas presence at Indian exhibitions / sees potential growth in India
  11. Supreme Plastic Piping Division launched new mega project at Gadegaon
  12. Chemplast Sanmar – big PVC producer: Lifetime achievement award for N Sankar
  13. Kisan – one of India’s leading PVC pipe producer – brings PE / Alu / PE pipes

globalpipe No.438 04.05.2012

  1. SHK-Essen /D: Focus on Fittings and installation systems for under-floor-heating
  2. aquatherm at SHK: PP-R pipe novelties / geothermal deep drilling pilot project
  3. Missel: Pipeline Misselon-Robust – New insulation fittings + insulation thicknesses
  4. Aalberts Industries makes a good start in the first quarter of 2012
  5. Dow Chemical sales of $14.7 bn in first quarter 2012 in line with year-ago period
  6. Geberit with a good start in the new year – sales increased by 6.6% in Q1 2012
  7. Mexichem continues significant growth / close to becoming largest pipe producer
  8. Uponor grasped opportunities in the low season – Q1/2012 interim report
  9. Wavin’s Q1 2012 revenue was €286 million, decrease of 4.7% compared to Q1 2011

globalpipe No.437 27.04.2012

  1. Valsir presented Bravopress, the new crimp fittings made of PPSU, at MCE 2012
  2. GF Piping Systems with solutions for plumbing and heating installations at MCE
  3. Charter Plastics/USA and iNOEX teamed up to reduce cost and increase quality
  4. SABIC® Vestolen A RELY HDPE pipes increases customer output + cuts energy bills
  5. Borealis and Borouge launch Borlink™ setting a new standard at wire 2012
  6. AEI Compounds launched their new look at the wire 2012 in Düsseldorf
  7. Fränkische Rohrwerke/Germany opens new plant in Mexico
  8. Dow Chemical closes four plants in cost-saving move and lay off 900 workers
  9. Leoni Group sells Swiss subsidiary Leoni Studer Hard AG to Synergy Health
  10. Counterfeit SKZ certificates A 556 and A 557
  11. MCE Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2012 with 4% increase of international visitors
  12. ISH China & CIHE with record number of exhibitors and visitors

globalpipe No.436 19.04.2012

  1. Precast ceilings with integrated heating pipes from Schütz Energy Systems
  2. Rehau UK reminds specifiers of WRAS obligations / Rauvitherm pipe made in UK
  3. The egeplast stock will be changed to coextruded pipes at the beginning of 2012
  4. Borealis promotes sustainable solutions for water systems at ACCADUEO H2O 2012
  5. battenfeld-cincinnati presents extruders+informs about greenpipe concept at Plast
  6. Uponor boosted revenues – Stronger position in the Eastern European market
  7. Uponor closes the divestment of the German OEM unit, Hewing GmbH, to Rettig Group
  8. Lifetime testing for non-pressure PP and PE pipes
  9. TEPPFA is looking at ways to increase recycled material for pipe making
  10. ISO standards veteran receives Russian honour
  11. GeoTHERM is Europe‘s largest geothermal trade fair with new record attendance
  12. Nordbygg/Sweden – A manifestation in sustainable construction
  13. The Big 5 Saudi sees successful week for the Saudi construction market    

globalpipe No.435 28.03.2012   

  1. COES S.p.A. from Italy in liquidation
  2. Sagiv/Israel: DVGW testing were completed for UltraSlide pipe fitting system
  3. Marley Pipe Systems/South Africa manufactures SABS approved PE-RT pipes
  4. IPA/Tunisia: After multilayer pipes, new challenge in PP-R/fiber pipe Ø 250mm
  5. CertainTeed/USA launches new Certa-Lok restrained-joint PVC pipe solutions
  6. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. completes acquisition of tekmar Control Systems
  7. aquatherm/Germany number one in the innovation ranking
  8. EUnited Valves – successful debut at SHK Essen / WELL and TELL efficiency label
  9. Plumbing directory of India 2011
  10. India: Properties of PVC pipes allowing multiple apps to boost PVC pipes market
  11. India: Growth rate of 11-12% in manufacturing and service/Global leader by 2020
  12. Italy: Exports are driving force behind tubing, heating and sanitary ware industries

globalpipe No.434 22.03.2012   

  1. Wavin Tigris M1 metal press fittings are fully available immediately
  2. Uhm Group established PB Pipe (Thailand) Co. for PB pipe and fitting production
  3. KME Yorkshire Ltd. will make its inaugural appearance at Ecobuild 2012 in March
  4. IBA with integrated solution for wire and cable crosslinking at Wire Düsseldorf
  5. Polypipe ‘saddles’ up with Flexseal for new product development
  6. IPEX Inc. introducing Bionax PVC-O pipe for IPSOD applications
  7. SABS honors DPI Plastics in recognition of their 20-year relationship
  8. DPI Plastics welcomes GBCSA’s removal of PVC minimization clause
  9. Toronto council voted to open up material specifications for alternative materials
  10. Largest gathering of PVC pipe and fitting manufacturers in the world


globalpipe No.433 16.03.2012

  1. Honeywell is first in the World to achieve latest ATEX QAN certification
  2. Fersil/Portugal – PE, PP-R+PVC pipe producer – enters into Latin American market
  3. Polypipe Terrain specified for one of UK’s largest redevelopment projects
  4. Radius Systems launched new CleanPipe factory sealed coils for potable water
  5. Uponor acquires the remaining shares in Zent-Frenger
  6. Maillefer will present its new developments and improvements at wire & Tube
  7. Advance-tech/China sold butt welded PE/Al/PE pipe production to Tunisia
  8. Freedonia study: US demand for water+wastewater pipe approach $18 bn. in 2016
  9. US Housing Market Situation – US economy continues to expand
  10. Uzbekistan: Fast growing economy / Launch of first Aqua-Therm exhibition
  11. Vietnam: Economy growth – plastics exports up 35% / Plastic trade fairs took place
  12. Greece: Climatherm 2012 – In a world that changes, the pioneers are here!


globalpipe No.432 05.03.2012

  1. KME launches „KME Plus®“ / Upcoming exhibitions in plumbing + heating industry
  2. Wieland Thermal Solutions will be presenting efficient solutions at MCE in Milano
  3. AFRISO: New, patented VarioQ valve range from Gampper Armaturen
  4. AEI Compounds to exhibit at wire 2012 in Düsseldorf / Now part of Saco Polymers
  5. Dreistern: Advanced technologies for value-added tubes & pipes present at Tube
  6. THE Machines presents OPGW production equipment at Tube/wire 2012
  7. KraussMaffei Berstorff: Twin screw extruder for C-PVC process/Extrusion solutions
  8. Instron, NSI, Tiede, Wilson and Buehler – ITW subsidiaries join forces at Control‘12
  9. JM Eagle appoints new vice president of intern. develop. to expand in USA + China
  10. Unicor: Fabian Spitzner now heading global marketing of corrugators


globalpipe No.431 29.02.2012

  1. Friatec: Reorganisation of Building Services/Friatherm multi+uni will discontinued
  2. Pipelife Hungary: Ten million meters of Radopress multi-layer aluminum pipes
  3. KAN-therm Press LBP unique system – new age press-fittings presented at SibBuild
  4. Eurotubi Pressfitting System recently obtained VdS approval for sprinkler systems
  5. Pegler Yorkshire introduces the XPress sprinkler system to the UK
  6. Viega GeoFusion® fittings for ground source heat exchange applications
  7. Viega: New heating + cooling products in 2012 / Viega Rapid Grid radiant solution
  8. John Guest/UK: JG Speedfit Wireless Underfloor Heating pack – Push-fit solution
  9. SAPPMA: Newly formed Association IFPA elected Board of Directors
  10. Iran: The 1st International Exhibition of Pipe and Polymer Connections
  11. Russia: Aqua-Therm Moscow 2012 has successfully finished the show
  12. Events-Exhibitor lists
  13. Links of exhibitor lists / Information on trade shows, Jan – Mar 2012


globalpipe No.430 22.02.2012

  1. Wienerberger to take over Solvay’s 50% stake in Pipelife
  2. Hewing GmbH: Start of innovative machine technology operation
  3. Viega LLC: New PEX Press plastic fittings made in the USA, now available in plastic
  4. Viega LLC introduced MegaPress, first carbon steel fitting system for water and gas
  5. REHAU Inc. sold more than 7 million feet MUNICIPEX PE-Xa pipes in North America
  6. REHAU Inc.: RAUPEX heating systems provides comfort for visitors and animals
  7. Link-tech/China: New PolyBrass Ball Valve uses Acudel resin from Solvay
  8. The water challenge ? How ISO standards help / New brochure ?ISO & water?
  9. DGNB System gains foothold in Denmark – Eight projects launched in pilot phase
  10. ISH China & CIHE: Change of date to 4-6 April, 2012 / Taps into market potential
  11. AHR Expo 2012 in Chicago/USA sets all-time attendance record

globalpipe No.429 15.02.2012

  1. Pipelife Austria: NEW ? carbon steel pipe system for heating and cooling systems
  2. Uponor MLC pipe system – tap water and radiator connection from 14 up to 110mm
  3. Blücher presents stainless steel EuroPipe for drainage at interclima+elec in Paris
  4. Wuhan King Plastic/China offers aluminum strips for PE-X + PP-R multilayer pipes
  5. RadiuSenaat: Newly-established JV between Radius Systems UK+Senaat Group UAE
  6. Zamzam Plastic Industrial is one of the biggest PE pipe manufacturers in Iran
  7. Geberit Group: Above-average sales growth in local currencies in 2011
  8. Uponor’s net sales grew in 2011, profit impacted also by non-recurring items
  9. Wavin`s 2011 performance update ? Revenue 2011 increased nearly 6%
  10. AMI: Middle East Plastic Pipes 2012 Conference to cover latest developments
  11. 72nd EUROCONSTRUCT: European Construction Market – Further decline in 2012

globalpipe No.428 08.02.2012

  1. Mexichem & Wavin create global leader in plastic pipe systems + solutions industry
  2. Armacell is the first flexible pipe insulation manufacturer gaining CE certification
  3. L`Isolante K-Flex Group pleased to power sustainability as a EiiF Premium Member
  4. Ramix Injection Moulds/Netherlands celebrates its 60th anniversary
  5. Trelleborg/Germany epros®DrainPacker system for flexible pipe rehabilitation
  6. Adelant/Russia acquires pipe extrusion lines of Polimeri XXI veka
  7. Russian plastic pipe market: manufacturer noted output capacity to pre-crisis level
  8. Plastic pipe industry recovering in Europe + NAFTA but booming in South America
  9. Pipe dream: US demand from agricultural and automotive will stimulate growth
  10. Australia’s water scarcity crisis beneficial to plastic extruded product industry
  11. Interplastica 2012: Good perspectives on Russian plastics and rubber market
  12. PlastIndia 2012: India`s plastics growth – Real interest in pipes and profiles
  13. Swissbau: Most important meeting point for construction and architecture scene

globalpipe No.427 01.02.2012

  1. Rettig ICC acquires Hewing ? is the era of OEM manufacturers coming to an end?
  2. Pipe firms suspected of price fixing in Hungary
  3. Mexichem expects revenue growth in 2012
  4. Dow and Teknor Apex working together on flexible PVC for wire and cables
  5. ADS opening 54th HDPE pipe manufacturing plant to meet growing demand
  6. Prinsco responds to overwhelming demand with new pipe plant in North Dakota
  7. Pipe Coil Technology: Low Ovality Technolgy for too long HDPE pipe installations
  8. KraussMaffei Berstorff extending presence on Russian market / Exhibiting at NPE
  9. Uponor USA: Radiant Ready 30E? receives Best Product for 2011
  10. Uponor USA announces 2012 Webinar – factory training schedules
  11. DNV: New deep-water gas pipeline concept reduces cost but not safety
  12. NAHB/USA: Single-family housing starts rise 4.4 % in December
  13. Housing Starts, U.S. and Regions: 2006 ? 2011
  14. NAM Q4 Survey: Manufacturer optimism spikes – U.S. economy grew in Q4:2011

globalpipe No.426 25.01.2012

  1. Uponor divests its German OEM unit Hewing GmbH to Rettig ICC
  2. Uponor receives taxation adjustment decisions for 2006–09 – to pay €11.4 million
  3. Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group acquires Jean Wauters and IPM
  4. Harrington Ind. Plastics acquires the assets of ProTec – adding 3 locations in Texas
  5. KAN-therm installations in Euro 2012 objects
  6. battenfeld-cincinnati: New all-round extruder for pipes and profiles
  7. Borealis and Borouge with new applications at Interplastica 2012 in Russia
  8. Interplastica 2012/Russia & Plastindia 2012/India – Great demand worldwide
  9. Calendar of events 2012

globalpipe No.425 19.01.2012

  1. Plastic pipe market review 2011
  2. Fitting market review 2011
  3. KWD-globalpipe articles published in 2011