2011 international plastics pipe exchange conference, hosted by China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA) and Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA), has come to an end successfully in Beijing with the support and help of some enterprises, individuals and relevant organizations of plastics pipe industry. There are about 350 participants from home and abroad at this conference.
It was the second time for CPPA to organize the international exchange conference with foreign association of plastic pipe industry, which further strengthened international exchanges and cooperation, improve the technical level of China Plastic Piping Association and the overall competitiveness of plastic pipes industry and promote the sustainable development of China Plastic Pipes Industry.
China has become the largest plastic pipes country of manufacturing and application in the world. The production and application of China plastic pipes has reached to 8.4 million tons in 2010. We have made great progress in increasing products’ varieties, strengthening products’ quality consciousness and improving industry concentrating ratio and technical level. But we still fall behind in the production concepts, quality management, technical level and etc. compared with developed countries.
The main themes at this exchange conference are the material and quality, status and development, marketing and application, installation and assortments, standards and test. Experts from U.S.A, U.K., Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and other European countries made speeches on new concept and technology of profile wall pipe, life cycle assessment and sustainable development of plastic pipe, plastic pipe in oil and gas industry, polyethylene pipe butt fusion procedures and test methods, method to predict the slow crack growth behaviour of high density polyethylene pipe materials and etc., while some domestic experts made presentations on the status, development and trend of China plastics pipe, large diameter steel reinforced plastic pipes, application of non-metallic piping technology, plastic inspection chamber for drainage in china, test method of carbon black particle diameter and etc. at the conference.