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globalpipe No.504 31.12.2013

  1. All KWD-globalpipe articles published in 2013
  2. Heating and Plumbing (PE-RT, PE-RT, PP-R pipes / Fittings / Floor heating systems)
  3. Infrastructure (HDPE, PP, PVC, large diameter, corrugated pipes / Irrigation)
  4. District heating – Pipe insulation – Pre-insulated pipes (Pipes / Foam / Materials)
  5. Resins – Grades – Materials for pipes
  6. Machines and Equipment for pipe production (Extrusion / Cross linking / Pipe coil)
  7. Company information (Awards / Expansion / Acquisitions / Personnel)
  8. Certification and Standard (Approvals / New standards / Regulations)
  9. Market, Statistics and Trends (Pipes and Fittings / Radiant heating / Machinery)
  10. Construction – Housing – Economic
  11. Fair trades and Conferences (Exhibitions / Syposiums / Open house)
  12. Software (Apps / Toolkits / Technical CDs for installation)

globalpipe No.503 27.12.2013

  1. battenfeld-cincinnati at Interplastica: Green technology for pipe + profile extrusion
  2. Creatherm/USA will present radiant floor panels “just walk-it-in” at AHR Expo
  3. Metusan/Austria: Leading and biggest producer of turned brass parts in Austria
  4. Rehau UK exhibited at ADBA exhibition seeing growth in sales of its pipework
  5. Rehau USA: RAUGEO now certified for use in Canadian earth energy system applic.
  6. SABIC® PP RELY 61EK61 PS pipe material for waste water management launched
  7. Watts Water Techn./USA will present Polystar PP-RCT piping system at AHR Expo
  8. ASHRAE: Opportunity to comment proposed guideline for commissioning process
  9. Coface expect +7% increase in French construction company insolvencies in 2014
  10. AENOR: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity Dec’12-Nov’13

globalpipe No.502 20.12.2013

  1. Aleris Multi Layer Tubing Days: Aluminium solutions for MLT market
  2. MLT-Days/ 3. Aluminium Solutions for MLT market: Aleris and MLT – a perfect fit
  3. MLT-Days/ 3. Aluminium Solutions for MLT market: New aluminium alloy – Pipelite
  4. MLT-Days/ 3. Aluminium Solutions for MLT market: Performance Specifications
  5. MLT-Days/ 3. Aluminium Solutions for MLT market: TIG Welding
  6. A.T.P./Italy presented its PP-R pipes and fittings “TORO 25” at The Big 5 in Dubai
  7. ADS/Canada: New Ontario standards recognize use of PP pipe for sewer application
  8. Rehau UK launched new CoolBoard chilled ceiling system including PE-Xa pipes
  9. Reboca/Spain: New PE-RT pipe production – Got AENOR mark in September 2013
  10. Wefatherm/Germany showcased new PP-RCT pipe system at Saudi Build and Big 5
  11. Russian market for plastic pipes is growing rapidly – 35 % market share in 2012
  12. Russia to build new steel pipes plants
  13. Bright outlook for pipes and pumps in the USA / Steel pipes largest market share

globalpipe No.501 16.12.2013

  1. KWD Market + Charts “Heating & Plumbing Pipes Europe 2013” – now published!
  2. Consumption of Pipes in the Heating & Plumbing Sector in Europe
  3. Aleris Multi Layer Tubing Days: The regulatory challenge
  4. MLT-Days/2. The regulatory challenge: Certification + Testing of Multi Layer Pipes
  5. MLT-Days/2. The regulatory challenge: Key factors affecting adhesion in MLT Pipes
  6. Roth/Germany to feature innovations from all product lines at Batibouw, Brussels
  7. Supreme/India, No. 1 exporter of PP-R + PVC piping products, got WRAS approvals
  8. Wideco/Sweden presented WiDetect monitoring system for pipelines at The Big 5
  9. Eurocontstruct 76th in November: European construction market bottoms out
  10. USA has to modernize drinking and wastewater infrastructure
  11. How to upgrade and maintain America’s drinking and waste water infrastructure

globalpipe No.500 11.12.2013

  1. Aleris Multi Layer Tubing Days: Successful conference / Industry get-together
  2. MLT-Days/1. Aluminium, construction + pipe market: Aluminium markets & trends
  3. MLT-Days/1. Aluminium, construction + pipe market: European Construction Ind.
  4. MLT-Days/1. Aluminium, construction + pipe market: European pipe markets
  5. BGS added new 5,0 MeV accelerator plant for crosslinking of coiled products in Saal
  6. Blue Ocean Asia showcased its piping systems at this years The Big 5 in Dubai
  7. FloPlast/UK got WRAS approval for FloFit push fit fittings
  8. JG Speedfit has introduced 7 new underfloor heating installation videos
  9. JG Speedfit/UK published first issue of newsletter / Layflat® catalyst for grow
  10. HVAC market Middle East: Cooling optimism for HVAC
  11. Water technology sector: GCC pouring billions into water technology

globalpipe No.499 06.12.2013

  1. Airdeck’s/Belgium new height in lightweight floorsystems – spans up to 20 meter
  2. Borouge/UAE showed its latest PO plumbing and heating pipe systems at The Big 5
  3. Duke Plasto/India: “King” of PVC piping reveals impressive range at The Big 5
  4. Nupigeco/Italy presented PVC, PP, PP-R, PB, PEX/Al pipes and fittings at The Big 5
  5. Quantum Industries/UAE Multi-Million dollar PP-R piping system deal at The Big 5
  6. RAKtherm/UAE – PP-R piping leader: North Africa and the UAE join hands
  7. Vargon/Croatia showcased its PP, PP-R and HDPE pipes and fittings at The Big 5
  8. The Big 5 2013 in Dubai has grown +10% / 2,500 exhibitors from 65 countries
  9. Construction sector in MENA region grows 19% in 2013
  10. Construction market of GCC countries to reach new heights
  11. Egypt gains momentum and makes a steely comeback
  12. Turkish firms integral in building the MENA region
  13. Steel market Middle East: Steel gains from major infrastructure plans

globalpipe No.498 03.12.2013

  1. Charlotte Pipe: New Tech Tools App / Website gets new design and navigation
  2. MULTITUBO: Partner in Thailand Pimatec Co., Ltd. on a new level
  3. Radius Systems acquires Redman Fittings business in November 2013
  4. Radius Systems launch new sizes for innovative barrier pipe system “Puriton”
  5. battenfeld-cincinnati: conEX combines high output with low energy consumption
  6. WEBER presented new high-capacity extruder series for PVC pipes at K 2013
  7. Plastic Pipes Moscow 2013 International Conference enjoyed great success
  8. PVC pipes market overview Russia and CIS / Russian market is developing rapidly
  9. New technology on PVC-O for water pipe installations presented by Rollepaal
  10. New developments in PVC-O pipe manufacturing presented by Molecor
  11. PVC4Pipes Training Toolkit for PVC manufacturers presented by Aliaxis France
  12. Large diameter pipes -chances and challenges – presented by battenfeld-cincinnati
  13. Plastic pipework for gas in buildings and consequences of fire presented by Kiwa

globalpipe No.497 29.11.2013

  1. GROHE JAL Academy launches skills development program for plumbers
  2. KE KELIT/Austria opens its new office, production and logistics facilities
  3. LyondellBasell introduces two Hostalen PE resins to enhance pipe performance
  4. Rollepaal presented innovative process for PVC-O pipe production at K2013
  5. Molecor/Spain: Institutional support for PVC-O pipes worldwide
  6. PVC-O pipes – The most sustainable way to deliver water
  7. ÖNORM Austria: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2013
  8. ÖVGW Austria: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2013
  9. Plastic Pipes Europe – New market study by Ceresana in November 2013

globalpipe No.496 22.11.2013

  1. JM Eagle found liable for fraud for making and selling faulty PVC pipes
  2. Molecor/Spain, driving PVC-O technology ahead: PVC-O pipes DN 800mm/30”
  3. Molecor has been recognized with the top honour in the SolVin Awards 2013
  4. Solvay: Technyl® eXten provides barrier solution to increase durability of pipes
  5. Uponor completes the sale of extrusion lines
  6. Plastic Pipes Conference XVII 2014 in Chicago: Call for conference papers now open
  7. Active House Symposium Budapest, Hungary: Sustainable comfort in building
  8. GPPA: Plastic Pipelines – Spring Conference 2013 hold in May
  9. World oil & gas pipe demand global demand to rise 5.3% by new Freedonia Study
  10. New German Energy Saving Ordinance enters into force in 2014

globalpipe No.495 15.11.2013

  1. battenfeld-cincinnati: Open House and K show 2013 both very successful
  2. UNICOR premium products highlighted during the K 2013
  3. Armaflex system accessories for professional installation of insulation materials
  4. Uponor closes two production units in Finland – layoffs smaller than anticipated
  5. Wavin Overseas supplies four new PVC-O extrusion lines in 2013
  6. Winkler Technik: Survey for 30 sec and help children and their families – Take part
  7. Construction outlook by Arch-Vision in Q3 2013: Future looks brighter for Dutch
  8. Housing Starts U.S. by NAHB: Builder confidence down in October
  9. Ifo economic climate indicator in the Euro Area continues to rise
  10. Ifo World economic climate brightens

globalpipe No.494 08.11.2013

  1. Intek Group (KME): Agreement for sale of plumbing tubes business in the UK
  2. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology/UK: High Efficiency-utility-pipe installation
  3. Uponor Infra /FIN: Weholite, structured-wall pipe, gets high significance at K 2013
  4. Geberit Q3 2013: Significant sales growth +8.1% in local currencies / 9M: +3.4%
  5. Uponor: Q3 net sales grows driven by new infrastructure JV + continued US growth
  6. Global Construction Survey 2013: Ready for the next big wave? – By KPMG
  7. Euroconstruct 75th in Jun’13: Ongoing decline in European construction
  8. Euroconstruct and statistical services: Housing developments in Europe

globalpipe No.493 31.10.2013

  1. K 2013: Many pioneering innovations / Strong post-fair business expected
  2. Plastics producers‘ initial response to the fair: K puts a smile on people’s faces
  3. Plastics and rubber machinery: K 2013 – a resounding success / 6% growth in 2014
  4. DuPont adds two new grades of long-chain Polyamide to hose and tubing offering
  5. KraussMaffei Berstorff: World first new single-screw extruder series showed at K
  6. KraussMaffei Berstorff: Pioneering technology for producing multi-functional pipes
  7. Simona: Discover future solutions – Record visitor numbers at K 2013
  8. GF Piping Systems innovative solutions showed at Georg Fischer’s Technology Day
  9. Pentair opens new Eastern European hub in Moscow, Russia
  10. Schütz: Silent system – The multifunctional airConomy® underfloor heating system
  11. Tosaf presents a new range of FR masterbatches for corrugated pipes

globalpipe No.492 24.10.2013

  1. DOW and Russian Tehstroi: Good relationship – A case study
  2. ADS HP Storm Pipe meets newly approved AASHTO M330
  3. DPI Plastics: New extrusion line enables DPI to produce 630mm PVC pipes
  4. JM Eagle centers new campaign on water conservation and education
  5. Marley Pipe Systems (Pty): HDPE piping just got a whole lot bigger
  6. National Pipe expand its PVC and HDPE pipe offerings with larger diameters
  7. CertainTeed Pipe & Foundations Group is now North American Specialty Products
  8. LOGSTOR, global leader for pre‐insulated pipe systems, acquired by Triton Fund III
  9. Marley/Aliaxis acquired the assets of South African based pipe producer Petzetakis
  10. TEPPFA value chain partnership for PEF pilot selected by DG Environment
  11. PPI: Corrugated HDPE pipe receives additional approval from Tennessee DOT

globalpipe No.491 18.10.2013

  1. Centennial earned first certification with new NSF standard for geothermal piping
  2. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology acquired by Reece Group
  3. Polypipe Building Products launched PolyMax plumbing push fit fitting range
  4. Quantum Industries L.L.C will exhibit its PP-R pipe range at The Big 5 2013 in Nov
  5. Rehau: New pipe coupler AWADUKT FLEX-CONNECT for all applications
  6. Australian Plastic Profiles (Pipe King) got BEP approval for PVC pipes
  7. Iplex Pipelines Australia pipe innovations include a range of industry firsts
  8. Pipemakers Australia: Unprecedented growth of PVC pipe business for 15 years
  9. Vinidex PVC pipes been independently certified as complying with BEP Guidelines
  10. Aquatherm for first time in Georgia / Next edition: Aquatherm Vienna in Jan’14
  11. GPPA November Conference 2013 in Dubai together with The Big 5 Exhibition
  12. The Big 5 2013 on Nov 25-28 to expand with dedicated Building Interiors zone
  13. BEP PVC certified products available from 4 Australian manufacturers since 2012
  14. SAPPMA unveils new corporate identity – New SAPPMA logo
  15. New Scottish building regulations and technical guidance announced

globalpipe No.490 08.10.2013

  1. Frabo/Italy: The story of the Frabopress Fitting for gas and water
  2. GF Piping Systems launched pre-insulated PE System for glycol applications
  3. PipeSystems GmbH: New patented water leak protect system is a world debut
  4. Finolex: India’s largest PVC-U pipe manufacturer plans fourth plant for PVC pipes
  5. Heritage Plastics acquired by Atkore, becoming PVC conduit leader
  6. Ridgeline Pipe Manufacturing acquired by Atkore, being leader in PVC market
  7. WL Plastics opened seventh HDPE pipe production plant in North America in June
  8. Trends in Aluminium Multi Layer Pipes: 2. Welding – newly discovered for ML pipes
  9. District heating market UK set to grow by BSRIA
  10. Ifo Economic Outlook Oct 2013: Growth recovers mildly, amid persistent weakness

globalpipe No.489 04.10.2013

  1. Frabo wins appeals procedure against DVGW / fitting must be certified
  2. Armacell: Armaflex Ultima insulation material approved for shipbuilding
  3. battenfeld-cincinnati: New dies for flexible multi-layer PVC pipe production
  4. DPI Plastics: New extrusion line enables DPI Plastics to produce 630mm  PVC pipes
  5. MEXICHEM and PEMEX Petroquímica to materialize joint venture
  6. Rifeng successfully developed new push fit fitting connection system in house
  7. Viega USA: PEX Press polymer fittings in larger sizes now available in Canada
  8. Trends in Aluminium Multi Layer Pipes: 1. ML-Pipes for Underfloorheating Systems
  9. Aluminium Multi Layer Pipes Worldwide 2013 – KWD Market Report
  10. VDMA: Building valve manufacturers successful in H1 2013 despite weak Eurozone

globalpipe No.488 27.09.2013

  1. SILON – “the future starts now” is the slogan of the K 2013
  2. Maillefer: New micro-drip irrigation line / Sees opportunity for DHC manufacturers
  3. T.H.E. Machines: Innovations introduction of Lay Flat pipes production line at K’13
  4. aquatechnik/Italy now online: New folder about Iso-technik pre-insulated system
  5. Saint-Gobain PAM/France awarded major pipe contracts for Kuwait
  6. Uponor plans streamlining measures in Finland / 140 jobs cut
  7. Wavin Overseas and Satariano/Malta: Extended co-operation
  8. Wavin systems arrive at UNICEF in Bhutan / Providing Essentials for Children
  9. SABI Congress 2013: Farming into the future with effective irrigation water use
  10. First IFAT INDIA gets ready for start / Exceeded expectations: over 100 exhibitors

globalpipe No.487 19.09.2013

  1. Baerlocher entrusts young creatives with booth design for K2013
  2. Fraenkische Industrial Pipes will expand existing operations in Anderson County
  3. Industrial Blansol/Spain went into bankruptcy
  4. Liansu Group changed name into China Lesso Group / Revenue increased vs. H1’12
  5. Pegler Yorkshire invests to increase production capacity
  6. Resin & Yparex demonstrate successful partnership at the K 2013
  7. Winkler-Technik offers now the Winkler Technik App for smartphones
  8. 2013 International Plastic Pipe Exchange Conference hold in Xi’an, China
  9. China now produces and uses about half the plastic pipe in the world
  10. China’s PVC pipe manufacturers under pressure to give up lead stabilizers
  11. Borouge: Better plastics can improve productivity in India’s drip irrigation
  12. World Plumbing Conference 2013 in India – “Environment, Health, Hygiene”
  13. GeoME 2013: 6th International Conference GEOSYNTHETICS Middle East

globalpipe No.486 12.09.2013

  1. Alterplast/Russia represent newly-designed PP-R Stabi TEBO master pipe 110mm
  2. battenfeld-cincinnati: Double bill of innovations for pipe manufacturers
  3. EXTRUDEX/Germany: Focus on fast precision extrusion of heating pipes at K 2013
  4. Pegler Yorkshire/United Kingdom: Tectite Flexible Metal system – a revolution
  5. Unidelta: Freddi Leandro – Co-founder and President of Unidelta SpA – passed away
  6. Plastic Pipes and Fittings 2013 Conference in Moscow by Inventra (part of CREON)
  7. Polyplastic Group: Overview of PE pipes markets in Russia and CIS
  8. Alterplast: Comparative analysis of PP-R pipes and fittings in Russia
  9. HOBAS Russia: Plastic pipes – Standards of production and implementation
  10. Dow Europe: PE-RT material for the solution of intercity networks problems
  11. Plastic pipe application in construction and reconstruction of Mosvodokanal
  12. Trends on residential real estate market in Moscow and regions

globalpipe No.485 05.09.2013

  1. Hamza Industry Co./Egypt purchases PP extrusion line from KraussMaffei Berstorff
  2. Krona Tubos e Conexões/Brazil ordered KraussMaffei Berstorff PVC extrusion line
  3. Marley Build/South Africa involved in RDP Building Project with rainwater systems
  4. Radius Systems acquires valve manufacturer & supplier Aeon Group Holdings
  5. REMS/Germany with new crimping and cutting tool products
  6. Geberit: H1 2013 results above prior year’s values
  7. Georg Fischer H1’13: Increased market share supports performance / 700 jobs cut
  8. Uponor’s performance stays on track in H1 2013
  9. Construction outlook positive only for three countries by Arch-Vision in Q2 2013
  10. Residential construction in Europe: No recovery until 2014 by Ifo Institute

globalpipe No.484 25.07.2013

  1. Silon presents at K 2013 a new Crosslinking Process: Thermal Treatment chambers
  2. T.H.E. Machines demonstrates production of high speed drippers at K 2013
  3. battenfeld-cincinnati at K 2013: New high-performance single-screw extruders
  4. Unicor purchases Canadian machine builder Adescor / Product Presentation at K
  5. Al Amal/Egypt hold leading position regarding local level in plastic pipe production
  6. Corr Plastik/Brazil is investing in a new pipe production in the Mid-West
  7. Efield/CN – leading piping system supplier in China – in close collaboration with SKZ
  8. DPI Plastics/South Africa expands its reach in Africa through AST International
  9. RadiusPLUS Acquires UK Leading Pipe Rehabilitation Specialist Subterra
  10. Sagiv/Israel announced newest series of products for air & fluids: Sagiv White Line
  11. International Plastic Pipe Exchange Conference in China in September 2013
  12. Plastic Pipes Moscow 2013: Key Market Figures and latest Technol. Developments

globalpipe No.483 04.07.2013

  1. KME – domestic plumbing pipes from copper / copper price dropped in 2013
  2. Rettig Group becomes a member of Cleantech Finland
  3. Uponor and KWH Pipe infrastructure joint venture starts operations
  4. Uponor cancels guidance for 2013 due to change in company structure
  5. Revenues of major piping system manufacturers from 2006 to 2012
  6. Mexichem: Iconic year 2012 with significant growth of 34% up to MXN63.4 billion
  7. Rettig Group: Stable financial performance with a strong free cash flow in 2012
  8. SIMONA 2012: Downturn in revenue 5% up to €293.2 million- Solid earnings
  9. Tessenderlo: Satisfactory results in 2012 in difficult conditions
  10. PE100+ Quality Materials – valid until:  September 2013
  11. South Africa’s water infrastructure under scrutiny published by SAPPMA

globalpipe No.482 27.06.2013

  1. Aluminium Multi Layer Pipes Worldwide 2013: Market Size, Situation and Trends
  2. Georg Fischer AG: Standard change of registered shares starting on June 28, 2013
  3. Henco offers new underfloor heating manifolds basic and project
  4. Rehau USA expands line of PE-Xa pre-insulated energy transfer pipes
  5. SIMONA® SPC RC-+RC-Line pressure pipes for natural gas pipelines in HDD method
  6. Uponor USA named Top 100 Workplaces for 2013
  7. Viega USA: Climate mat offered in new larger sizes for radiant heating and cooling
  8. Plastic Pipes Moscow 2013: New venue because of increased participation
  9. Plastic pipe market trends 2012 Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan (= RUBK)
  10. Plastics and rubber machinery exports of Italy with an uncertain start to the year
  11. Underfloor air distribution systems guide newly published by Ashrae

globalpipe No.481 19.06.2013

  1. Armacell: First solvent-free adhesive for installing elastomeric insulation materials
  2. Cromford Group/Australia now manufacturing 160mm HDPE Flexi&PVC Flexi Pipe
  3. Efield Piping/CN applying for DVGW and AENOR certification for piping systems
  4. IVAR conduct in-depth market analysis of multi layer pipes & press fittings for gas
  5. KME Group becomes Intek Group
  6. THE MACHINES introduces a novel approach to safe coil strapping and wrapping
  7. Intek Group (formerly KME Group): 2012 was another poor year for copper sector
  8. Mueller Industries: US and UK copper tube businesses overall were stable in 2012
  9. Wieland: Improvement of result despite decline in sales in fiscal year 2011/12
  10. Wienerberger: Pipelife brings sound revenue and earnings growth in 2012
  11. HVAC&R industry fundamentals ASHRAE Handbook updated
  12. Canada: Low-lead requirements for potable plumbing products – updated status
  13. Pipelife issues Sustainability Report 2012 “Together into a sustainable future”

globalpipe No.480 07.06.2013

  1. Aleris: Customer service team introduces a short-time delivery program
  2. Aliaxis and Ashirvad: JV aims at expanding building and sanitary offering in India
  3. Borealis upgrades performance in PE-Xa compound and PP-RCT for water pipes
  4. Hopewell looking for business partners for St Steel press fittings and pipe in Quatar
  5. Novelis: NOVALTUBE™ – Aluminium for compound tubes
  6. Tiemme: “COBRASUN” quick connect fittings for corrugated pipe got EP2397 739B1
  7. Aalberts Industries with record revenue and increased profits in 2012
  8. Aliaxis with solid performance in 2012 / Sales increased 6.3% up to €2,377 million
  9. KWH Group increased its turnover 2012 by about 4% up to EUR 560.7 million
  10. Resin Products & Technology will be holding an open house on June 21, 2013
  11. PPI annual industry recognition award winners announced in May 2013

globalpipe No.479 27.05.2013

  1. Baruffaldi: Jointing on PE-PP corrugated pipe by PRIMAC fusion welding technology
  2. Pegler Yorkshire: TMVs valve series now boast Tectite push-fit technology
  3. SIMONA® PE 100-RC pipes – absolutely crack resistant for alternative installation
  4. Tiemme got DVGW certification for Waterblock fittings with PEX/Al pipe systems
  5. Uponor and KWH Group: Joint venture plan approved by Finnish Market Court
  6. Geberit: Off to a good start in 2013 – Further growth in first quarter of 2013
  7. Uponor reports softer first quarter due to anticipated slowness in Europe
  8. DVGW Germany: Listing of new, extended or modified marks of conformity in 2012
  9. Pipe industry South Africa versus international trends by SAPPMA CEO Jan Venter
  10. Plastic pipe market South Africa – Developments – Going forward by SAPPMA

globalpipe No.478 16.05.2013

  1. Georg Fischer takes over a majority stake in Hakan Plastik A.S. /Turkey
  2. GF Piping Systems: Award for development of piping system for algae bioreactors
  3. RenewABILITY: Power-Pipe® – First DWHR Technology to achieve CSA B55.1
  4. Viega: Fonterra PB pipe is now available in five dimensions from 12 to 25mm
  5. Watts Asia and Landsea established a strategic partnership
  6. ISH China & CIHE successful with record-setting exhibitor and visitor participation
  7. The Big 5 Saudi 2013: In its third year, 476 exhibitors mark continuous growth
  8. Plastic Pipes Moscow 2013 in October / Market demand surpassed expectations
  9. PVC pipe market: Optimistic outlook – larger diameters foreseen / by PVC4PIPES
  10. Plastic pipe industry China, 2012-2015 – Report new published by ResearchInChina
  11. Plastic pipe global demand to grow 8.5% – PVC share 55% / new Freedonia study
  12. Water pipe global demand to grow 7.5% – Plastic best growth/new Freedonia study

globalpipe No.477 08.05.2013

  1. ISH 2013: Floor heating and cooling / System components
  2. IVAR presented new family of AISI 304 stainless steel manifolds
  3. RDZ offered new Dry-Tech underfloor heating system with thickness of only 3cm
  4. Rehau presented new acoustic cooling ceiling in dry construction at ISH 2013
  5. Roth: New Roth ClimaComfort dry construction system with low installation height
  6. Roth Quick-Energy Tacker system – fast response with minimal installation height
  7. Roth develops Original Tacker further: Version 2.0 available
  8. TECE: New TECEfloor universal panel – One system for many applications
  9. TECE: New TECEfloor Logo type – Plugging instead of screwing
  10. Viega: New Fonterra Base Roll 15 – Assembly comfort due to rollable system panel
  11. Viega: New Fonterra Base Flat 12 surface heating – Ultra flat and quickly accessible
  12. Aleris’ pro-active field engineering
  13. Sekisui+Lubrizol agreed to establish JV Company in Thailand to manufacture CPVC
  14. Green Week 2013 satellite event: Achieving environmental and sustainability goals

globalpipe No.476, 30.04.2013

  1. ISH 2013: Fittings – news / adaptions to the drinking water ordinance
  2. MULTITUBO: The PPSU push fit fitting is now undergoing testing
  3. MULTITUBO: PE-RT weld fittings test positive according to ISO 21003+DVGW W534
  4. Rehau: Extended range of fittings – FUSAPEX electrofusion fitting
  5. Roth pipe installation from the house service connection to the point of use
  6. TECE: All set for the future – TECEflex and TECElogo fitting range expansion
  7. AIS: Now the company will operate throughout Europe under the brand AIS
  8. COES is in: COES is now in the Italian SERI Group / New push fitting in 2013
  9. Uponor expands in North America to meet growing demand
  10. TEPPFA: Change at top for TEPPFA
  11. Eurozone crisis freezes world air conditioning market recovery by BSRIA

globalpipe No.475, 22.04.2013

  1. ISH 2013: plastic and metal composite pipe for heating and plumbing installations
  2. Dizayn: New Elit Pipe comprising special PP-R middle layer with mineral additive
  3. Dizayn: HI-TECH Series PP-R pipes and fittings have been renewed into HI-TECH 2
  4. Henco launched PN16, the new 16 bar PE-Xc multi layer piping system at ISH
  5. LK Pex, big Swedish PE-Xa pipe producer, invests 8 Mio Euro in a brand new factory
  6. Wavin Ekoplastik launched Fiber Basalt Plus pipe at ISH – A comment from A.Seydel
  7. battenfeld-cincinnati USA: New CEO and new Group Vice President Global Accounts
  8. Mexichem announces the acquisition of USA based PolyOne´s PVC Business
  9. Pegler Yorkshire welcomed Head of CBI – discussing expansion and infrastructure
  10. Uponor USA named 2013 Manufacturer of the Year by Manufacturers Alliance
  11. Middle East Plastic Pipes 2013 Conference / Demand for pipes continues to grow
  12. RPA Webinar on May 13, 2013: Design for Snow and Ice Melt Systems

globalpipe No.474, 12.04.2013

  1. IVAR launched LEGIO-BOX – New system for the anti-legionella disinfection at ISH
  2. Blücher developed stainless steel soil stack renovation system, installed in 1 day
  3. REHAU: Innovations for RAUPIANO PLUS low-noise building drainage system
  4. Aleris’ state-of-the-art equipment park
  5. aquatherm: Rebranding – Everything changes, but the good remains
  6. Roth France takes over Europ’Fluides
  7. Uponor with changes in European organisation
  8. Geberit with gratifying business year 2012 / Growth of 4.5% in local currencies
  9. Georg Fischer FY 2012: Resilient thanks to global footprint / Sales up 3%
  10. Uponor achieves solid performance improvement in 2012 / Net sales up 0.6%
  11. New Hungarian ÉMI marks in 2012
  12. Expired and New German SKZ marks between July 2012 and February 2013

globalpipe No.473, 26.03.2013

  1. Giacomini presented new RM Multipress fittings and Multipress Gas System at ISH
  2. IVAR presented new Multi-Press-Leak press fittings with leakage function at ISH
  3. Jansen: New JANOlen Futura PE/Al/PE composite pipe is up to 30% more bendable
  4. Rehau replaced RAUTITAN MX brass fittings with RAUTITAN RX gunmetal fittings
  5. Rifeng new products 2013: Multi-profile press fitting / lead-free brass / F7 push fit
  6. Roth presented new Flipfix Tacker system for new applications at ISH 2013
  7. POLYPLASTIC Group acquires UK leading pipe producer Radius Systems
  8. REHAU: Initiator&project partner for new technology competence centre in Turkey
  9. Uponor and KWH: FCCA proposes prohibition of merger between both companies
  10. Watts Water Technologies relocate manufacturing plant from China to USA in 2012
  11. Watts Radiant introduced a new product in winter 2012 – RadiantPERT tubing
  12. ISH remains more successful than ever – the world’s largest industrial exhibition

globalpipe No.472, 11.03.2013

  1. Basell terminated raw material supply agreement with Aikang Dec 31, 2012
  2. DPI Plastics launches 2013 Product and Technical CD for installing piping systems
  3. PCC Press Connecting Components: Successful EMI-approval for UNIPRESS in 2013
  4. Pegler Yorkshire is awarded the World’s first copper press fit standard
  5. POLYPLASTIC Group with new high temperature pre insulated PE-Xa pipe solutions
  6. AHR Expo 2013 in Dallas, Texas breaks all-time Southwest records
  7. Aqua-Therm Moscow 2013 has expanded its exposition significantly
  8. ISH China & CIHE, leading sanitation and HVAC fair in Asia, take place in April 2013
  9. Pipes in InfrastructureAMI announced new pipe conference in April 2013
  10. Plastic Pipe Systems – Future Quality / GPPA Annual Conference 2012 in Dubai
  11. District heating covers half of heat demand in Europe by 2050 – pre-study for EU27
  12. Nearly zero-energy buildings principles for implementation of policy requirements

globalpipe No.471, 01.03.2013

  1. Aleris confirms its leadership in aluminum strips for multi layer tubing
  2. Fränkische Rohrwerke: Innovative click technology of new FKC Click – one action
  3. Lubrizol and Sekisui Chemical to establish JV to manufacture CPVC in Thailand
  4. PCT, Pipe Coil Technology: Unique coiled pipe transport
  5. Uponor and KWH: JV plan be not approved – now JV plan will go to the Market Court
  6. AIS presents wide range of OEM fittings (16–75mm) at ISH /New PPSU press fitting
  7. Jansen AG: Innovation in the range of geothermal use and building services
  8. Rubinetterie Bresciane Bonomi at ISH with new Turbo Cu-Ni press fitting program
  9. Uponor creates comfortable human environments – ISH 2013
  10. Wavin Ekoplastik introduces at ISH: Fiber Basalt Plus – a pipe as solid as a rock
  11. Machinery plastics and rubber: German manufacturers’ sales up 6% in 2012
  12. Machinery plastics and rubber: Italian exports still holding in Jan-Sep 2012
  13. Safety & Market Surveillance Package: A milestone to machinery compliance?
  14. Valves manufacturers Germany: Economic situation year 2012 – forecast 2013

globalpipe No.470, 21.02.2013

  1. MULTITUBO at ISH: 1 pipe – 5 types of connection / New push-fitting made of PPSU
  2. mfh systems: Reestablishment in the field of floor heating and cooling systems
  3. Sagiv /Israel: UltraSlide pipe fitting system has been granted DVGW certification
  4. Viega: Focus on leading innovator reputation at ISH 2013
  5. Altais /Russia: Production Start of PE-RT welding fittings 2012 in Moscow factory
  6. Armaflex gain RAL quality mark for insulation materials made of polymeric foam
  7. Henco /Belgium: Environmental policy statement
  8. Wavin CEO Henk ten Hove announces departure
  9. Gasket and sealing materials used with push-fit fittings now with NSF certification
  10. Insulation demand China grow 9.4% annually according to new Freedonia report
  11. Plastics manufacturing companies see solid growth according to new MAPP study
  12. Sanitary taps and fittings back in ErP Directive’s work program / WELL label
globalpipe No.469, 14.02.2013
  1. KE KELIT/Austria presents at ISH PROtec fittings made of PPSU for the first time!
  2. KraussMaffei Group is appointing new manager of Extrusion Technology Segment
  3. Lubrizol CPVC: FBC™ System Compatible Program expands with 4 new products
  4. Plastic Pipes & Fittings Factory, Kuwaits PVC pipe pioneer, start PB pipe production
  5. RPA – Radiant Professionals Alliance/USA hired new Technical Director
  6. Construction market of six European countries till 2015 by Arch-Vision in Q4 2012
  7. Construction market: Russia first and Kazakhstan second of 4 largest CIS countries
  8. Construction market in Kazakhstan to grow by 3% in 2013
  9. Construction market in Russia to grow by 9% in 2013
  10. Housing Starts 2006-2012 in U.S. / 28.1% more started housing units in 2012
  11. Ifo Economic Climate Indicator for Euro Area rose in Q1 2013 after two decreases
  12. Ifo World Economic Climate Indicator rose in Q1 2013 after 2 successive decreases
  13. BuildExpo Basrah-Iraq welcome visitors to one of today’s most important markets
  14. BuildExpo Sulaymaniah-Iraq 2012: Success was far beyond the expectations
  15. Project Lebanon 2012: Construction trade exhibition – The largest edition to date!
  16. The Big 5 Saudi’13: Saudi market for construction machinery to increase over 30%
globalpipe No.468, 07.02.2013
  1. Underfloor heating – which pipe material is suited best? PEX, PE-RT or multi layer
  2. Underfloor heating is growing in popularity according to a report by AMA Research
  3. Warm outlook for underfloor technology: healthy, energy efficient, not only for rich
  4. Grundfos: Unique idea creates innovative energy cooperation in Denmark
  5. Uponor’s One Pack simplifies process of design & installation of underfloor heating
  6. Aikang Remetech become market leader of PB plumbing systems in Korea
  7. Al Amal Company, Egyptian leading pipe and fitting producer, builds new factory
  8. Borealis invests EUR 45 million to upgrade its plants in Sweden and Finland
  9. Kashira-Plast is one of the most important producer of multi layer pipes in Russia
  10. Rettig Group becomes a member of Cleantech Finland
  11. Sizakor, largest plastic pipe producer in Ukraine, started PE-Xb production in 2012
  12. Valrom, one of Romanian leading pipe producers, installed new KraussMaffei line
globalpipe No.467, 01.02.2013
  1. ALB, S.A. got further AENOR certification for PE-RT multi layer floor heating system
  2. GF Piping Systems’ New Global Website gone online in December 2012
  3. Nupigeco: Multigeco Gas ISO 17484 approved / New fitting for easy PE pipe repair
  4. Byr Pex: Production Start of a new extrusion line for PE-RT pipes
  5. ITZ, newcomer to HDPE pipe production in Russia, chosen KraussMaffei Berstorff
  6. MPT-Plastic (Liral), 1st Russian producer of multilayer pipes, exhibit at Aquatherm
  7. Polyplastic Group ordered new KraussMaffei Berstorff 36D single-screw extruders
  8. Aqua-Therm Moscow – Gateway to Russian HVACR market / 170 new exhibitors
  9. CLIMATIZACION 2013 in Madrid has become one of most trusted benchmark fairs
  10. ISH 2013, Frankfurt: New – Information via smartphone-App and social media
  11. New NSF International Standard for geothermal heat pump systems piping
  12. NSF now offers dual certification for epoxy coatings /CuraFlo’s CuraPoxy LS coating
  13. PPI expands scope of Fuel Gas Div. – Renamed Energy Piping Systems Div. (EPSD)
  14. Manufacturers’ identification registry for gas piping system components available
globalpipe No.466, 24.01.2013
  1. Geberit Q4 2012: Impressive sales growth in Q4 / Increase in sales of 3.1%
  2. GF Piping Systems: Algae growth in bioreactors made with plastic pipes
  3. KraussMaffei Group bundles strengths for higher impact in UK and Ireland market
  4. KraussMaffei Berstorff: QuickSwitch system up to 450mm efficient pipe production
  5. Polypipe Civils got Welsh Water approval for Ridgistorm-XL pipe system
  6. Uponor’s 2013 professional webinar series focuses on commercial applications
  7. Aalberts Industries acquires BSM Valves B.V. and GF-Flamm-Metallspritz-GmbH
  8. Aliaxis acquires Vinilit, market leader in plastic fluid handling systems in Chile
  9. Construction industry Europe: No speedy recovery in sight / 74th Euroconstruct
  10. Construction UK: Bleak outlook – Industry faces 10 more years of pain
  11. Economic outlook for the Euro area in 2013 and 2014 published by EFN
  12. World in 2050 – The BRICs and Beyond: Prospects, challenges and opportunities

globalpipe No.465, 18.01.2013

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