from 11th until 14th September 2016 the Plastic Pipes Conference XVIII was held in Berlin.
PCCL and the chair of Material Science and Testing of Polymers (Montanuniversitaet Leoben) together with industrial partners introduced impressive contributions:
Contributions of PCCL/WPK:
- Amaia Bastero (Dow Chemical Ibérica): „Effect of different chlorinated media to PE pipe materials”.
- Márton Bredács (PCCL): „Implementation of a new chlorine dioxide device for accelerated aging of polyolefin pipe materials“.
- Udo Pappler (OFI Technologie & Innovation GmbH): „Polypropylene multi-layer-pipes - 100 year lifetime assessment using Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics”
- Pavel Hutar (Institute of Physics of Materials): „Residual stress distribution in the extruded polyolefin pipes”.
- Florian Arbeiter (Montanuniversität Leoben): „Fast comparison of different polymeric pipe materials: Extending the use of the cyclic CRB-Test (ISO 18489)”.
- Andreas Frank (PCCL): „Lifetime prediction of PE100 and PE100-RC pipes based on slow crack growth resistance”.
Moreover the conference was a platform to show how the Cyclic Cracked Round Bar (CRB) test works. The CRB test was invented by the plastics experts of Leoben and was classified ISO 18489 in September 2015.