Organized by AMI (Applied Market Information Ltd.) was held in Dusseldorf from 9th to 11th of April 2013. The Conferences given treated the following subjects:

-Market trends

-Session 1: Installation techniques

-Session 2: Material technology advances

-Session 3: Process technology, testing and sustainability


These sessions approached the use of plastic pipes used in civil works and infrastructures, such as supply and distribution of drinking water, gas transmission and distribution, drainage and sanitation, pipes for cables protection and town heating.

Plastic piping systems made of PVC, PE, PP and GRP are being used for a long time now, replacing traditional materials such as metal, stoneware, concrete pipes etc. as plastic systems are easier to transport and install, besides completely eliminating corrosion risk.

Nevertheless, despite these important benefits, traditional systems are still being used in some market segments, such as large diameter pipes. To achieve profitable growth, the plastic pipe industry has to carry on innovating and constantly improving its value proposal.


Technicians from several countries atended the Pipes in Infrastructure 2013, sharing their knowledge and experiences. This event provided an overview on latest materials, technology and business trends.
In the following post we will develop the conferences we consider most important, some of which may be:
– Market Trends
New PE 100 RD generation (resistant to disinfectants)
– Electrofusion fittings for large diameter PE pipe
– PE 100 RC pipes (resistant to cracking)
– New development in PVC-O pipes. Large diameters
– PE pipe welding inspection. Nondestructive testing
The next plastic pipe seminar organized by AMI will be or has been, in case you read this after date, at:
Middle East Plastic Pipes 2013
International conference on the applications, markets and technology for plastic pipes.
14-15 May 2013 – Le Royal Meridien Hotel, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.
>>> What do you think of the topics to be discussed in the next Post? Do you find them interesting?